Location Lancaster
Job type Temporary
Salary £11 - £20 per hour
Reference 23176
Date posted July 22, 2020
Maxxima Nursing Team is currently seeking for a Band 3 Health Care Assistant to fill a full time role in Lancaster The ideal candidate will have expert knowledge and skills working within Acute Mental Health.
The team are offering full time hours, working shifts over 7 days, so weekend working may be required.
The team are based at the Mental Health Urgent Assessment Centre, providing support to Home Treatment Team (HTT), and Mental Health Liaison (MHLT) at Both the Mental Health Urgent Assessment Canter (MHUAC) and Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI).
In this role you must be able to complete the following-
  • Responsible for own accurate documentation completed in a timely manner
  • Ensure activity data is recorded in databases.
  • Undertake administrative tasks, including the maintenance and production of records, reports and statistics as required.
  • To clearly communicate with Service User’s and Carer’s, actively listen to establish an understanding of their needs, enabling them to make informed decisions about their care.
  • Interacting with Service Users which may involve providing information and using skills to overcome barriers in an empathic and re-assuring manner
  • To ensure that they are informing/updating all members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team, MHLT and HTT colleagues, acute trust staff (at RLI), Service Users and appropriate others of changes involving current operational care plans, progress, mental state and bio psychosocial factors in line with best practice.
  • Provide emotional and relational support to patients, at either base (MHUAC and RLI- Wards and Accident and Emergency Department).
  • To support patients who may or may not display symptoms of Covid 19, following trust policies and procedures regarding social distancing and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • To wear scrubs/uniform/own clothing and bring separate clothing to change into following shift
  • To provide telephone support for patients making contact for support through the HTT
  • To accompany practitioners on home visits where identified
The pay rate for this locum Band 3 Health Care Assistant  job is £11.00 per hour (Umbrella) with increasing to £15.00 (Saturday) and £20.00 (Sunday) per hour for weekend shifts . This role is to start as soon as possible and is initially until Jan 2021 but is likely to be extended.
Requirements of the Band 3 Health Care Assistant role:
  • You must have at least 12 months recent experience as a HCA
  • You must have worked in an Acute setting
  • You must have NHS experience
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If you are interested in this Band 3 Health Care Assistant position please contact us now by clicking the apply button.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our client's requirements.
Reasonable adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting our nursing team. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.
About us:

Maxxima has been offering high quality, flexible staffing solutions to the health and social care sectors for over 15 years. We work with public and private health clients, local authorities and social care providers throughout the UK and overseas.
We’re the kind of people who put ourselves in your shoes. We’ll always go out of our way, putting you first and delivering on what we say. You’ll know who’s supporting you every step of the way and we’ll always have time to take your call.
We like to think we’re a little bit different. Why? Because we like what we do, care about what you do, and you’ll find we’re unusually friendly.
Recommend a colleague:

Often, our candidates are so pleased with our service that they recommend us to their friends and colleagues. To encourage this and say thank you, we offer a referral bonus incentive.
The way it works is simple: if you introduce a candidate who is not previously known to Maxxima and we are successful in placing them, we will pay you up to £250. More information regarding referrals can be found on our website.
*The PQE range stated is purely a guide. We will consider candidates that fall outside of this range if they can strongly demonstrate the required competencies.