Band 3 Healthcare Assistant

Job Ref: JR-Brins-HCA
Occupation: Healthcare assistant
Specialty: Mental Health
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 07 March 2023
  • Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK Wolverhampton West Midlands GBR WV10 7PY
  • Specialist Mental Health
  • £15 - £21 per Day
  • DAY
  • Band 3
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Trust: Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust

Service: Prison Integrated Mental Health & Substance Misuse

Band 3 HCA for HMP/YOI Brinsford

HMP Brinsford are looking for a Band 3 HCA to support their team. If you have any suitable candidates please send their CVs over to me:

  • Band 3 HCA
  • Full time 37.5 hours per week - flexible working can be considered
  • 09:00 - 17:00
  • Featherstone, Wolverhampton
  • Start ASAP for 12 weeks

Job Summary

  • To improve the lives of people with mental ill health and substance misuse difficulties by minimising the impact of their condition through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and well- being.
  • To be compassionate in meeting the needs of patients and their carers.
  • To work as part of an Integrated Multi-Disciplinary Team. Working collaboratively and in partnership with primary care and prison colleagues.
  • To assist in the delivery of patient care, as directed by registered practitioners, Substance misuse recovery workers and team manager, undertaking duties and activities with limited or indirect supervision in the prison setting.
  • To promote social inclusion and recovery through the provision of high quality patient care.
  • To show commitment to and participate in quality improvement activities.
  • To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental ill health and substance misuse problems.
  • To promote at all times a positive image of the Service and the wider Trust.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Clinical Responsibilities, Patient Contact

  • Maintains safety, privacy and dignity of all patients in the delivery of patient centred care, recognising and respecting differences including spiritual and cultural beliefs.
  • Responsible for recognising the signs of patient harm, abuse or neglect, including poor clinical practice, identifying issues regarding the safeguarding of children who may be at risk and reporting all such concerns in accordance with Trust Safeguarding procedures.
  • Undertake delegated activities within level of own competency, and with due regard to risk assessment, to assist with the implementation of intervention plans as part of the multidisciplinary team. Patients will have a range of mental health conditions and may demonstrate challenging behaviours.
  • Contribute to patient assessment and accurately document within the medical record.
  • Identifies changes in patients' presentation and acts, reports and records appropriately.
  • Regularly accompanies and provides support to patients in a variety of prison settings, as delegated and dependent on current risk assessment.
  • Accurately records and reports physiological observations (e.g. weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse), as required.
  • Assists in the provision of health education and advice on health promotion and harm minimisation to patients and their carers.
  • Demonstrates safe breakaway techniques in the management of violence and aggression as required.
  • Demonstrates safe moving and handling of patients using equipment as required.
  • Where appropriate and with authorisation, acts as an advocate for patients/carers.

If you require additional information, please contact: or call: 01785 256434 opt.1 opt.3

04/04/2023 16:27:38
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