Healthcare Assistant Job at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in Mansfield
As part of our current local transformation work Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust have received investment to develop Improved Crisis Home Resolution services in the Greater Notts area. We provide intensive home support to service users aged 18 and over, through a range of referral routes, which include self-referral and work with our community teams and partner organisations to provide a range of support options for people experiencing mental health crisis. The investment also includes new plans to open a Psychiatric Clinical Decisions Unit (PCDU) which will form part of the Crisis Pathway. This will offer patients a safe environment for ongoing assessment for up to 24-48 hours with Crisis team staff supporting patients during their admission on the unit.
The service ‘gate keeps’ all admissions to acute mental health wards, the PCDU and our crisis house, and aims to provide care in the least restrictive manner by offering an alternative to hospital admission through intensive home treatment. Where required, the team support planned admission to wards and facilitates timely discharge from inpatient care, working closely with wards to identify patients who could be better supported in their communities.
We are seeking Healthcare Assistants to join our team of Consultant Psychiatrists, Junior Doctors, Non-Medical Prescribers, Nurses, Social Workers and Support Workers providing rapid response for adults who are experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis.
Suitable applicants will:
- have experience of working with people with mental health problems in an acute health care/community setting;
- be required to assist the nurse in assessing the needs of individuals when they are acutely unwell;
- have the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, be reliable and motivated;
- be able to demonstrate high functioning in risk management;
- be expected to assist the nurses in the provision of Specialised mental health assessments and developing treatment plans.
- be a compassionate, person-centered individual who is hard working and can be flexible in their approach to helping service users experiencing a mental health crisis;
- be committed to delivery of mental health care in the least restrictive environment;
- be able to work 24/7 365 days a year rota with the other staff in the team.
Appointed applicants will have access to clinical and managerial supervision, career development opportunities, enhancement for any unsocial hours of working and access to relocation expenses for those meeting the criteria for reimbursement of such expenses.
A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.
Company: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Company Location: Mansfield