Specialised Healthcare Support Worker - Simpson ward

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Specialised Healthcare Support Worker - Simpson ward


Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Torquay, Torbay

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 76f5166cd60440b0b69842ba57de2a92

Full Job Description

Do you have an interest in improving the care of patients with dementia? Are you looking for a new challenge and helping establish a new role in the clinical area?
If so, we would like to hear from you!
As a full time Specialised Healthcare Support Worker you will work as part of the MDT ensuring the delivery of excellent clinical care within the HOP/stroke unit environments, taking a lead role in the assessment and care of patients demonstrating challenging behaviours.
Working 23 hours per week you will take a lead role in ensuring the completion of 'This is Me' documents and appropriate risk assessments, to gain vital collateral information regarding this group of patients. Elsewhere, you will in conjunction with the Safeguarding and MH Leads within the ISU, form part of an education team, delivering staff educational programmes to improve knowledge and skills across the HOP/Stroke clinical areas., + The Specialised HCA will work within the sphere of the nursing team to provide a high quality of nursing care across the full spectrum of nursing, in particular those patients displaying challenging behaviours. Working under the leadership of the Registered Nurse.
+ The post holder will work as part of the team, delivering health and social care that focuses on the holistic needs of the service users.
+ They will carry out specific clinical tasks and responsibilities as delegated by registered practitioners.
+ The post holder will be part of an MDT, working with and supporting all members of that team both within and external to the directorate.
+ Supervision and teaching of junior staff will be part of the role.
+ Key objectives and responsibilities will be identified and agreed at interview and yearly appraisal.
+ These additional responsibilities may change on an annual basis and work towards increasing the clinical competencies of the individual.

Working for our organisation
Why work with us - You will work as part of the developing and dynamic team of nurses and the wider MDT, to improve the patient experience and progress the care of a wide range of medical patients.
The team on Simpson are united in ensuring a positive patient experience as well as that of their families and carers., + Interview patients and carers as part of the assessment process
+ Ensure completion of specific documentation - 'This is Me' and Risk Assessments
+ Manual handling of patients and loads and use of mechanical aids
+ Undertake and record clinical observation, routine tests, and outcome measures
+ Concentration on documenting care and observations, multitasking and occasional interruptions
Full vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification.
Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.
You will be joining the organisation at an exciting time. As the first fully integrated care organisation in England, we are working to improve the way we deliver safe, high-quality health and social care. We have a positive and vibrant working atmosphere, we are proud of our investment in our staff both in terms of developing potential career skills and valuing people.
If you provide support to a family member or friend with health or care needs, we aim to be a Carer-friendly employer. We have a 'Staff Carers' policy which includes flexible working where possible and a Carer's Passport scheme that links you into support and discounts.
+ We reserve the right to close vacancies early if we receive a high volume of applications. Please apply promptly
+ Please read the job description and tailor your application to reflect the role
+ Correspondence will be via Trac, text and email. Please check your email and Trac account regularly.
+ Applicants with no previous NHS experience will ordinarily be appointed to the minimum of the band
+ If you have not received an invitation to interview within 28 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion
+ It is your responsibility to assist us in the timely receipt of appropriate references
The Trust is committed to preventing discrimination, valuing diversity and achieving equality of opportunity. No person (staff, patient or public) will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of the nine protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. If you require support you can obtain this from our Equality Business Forum which has representatives from all protected groups.