Mental Healthcare Assistant

Job Ref: MH-MHCA-LT
Occupation: Healthcare assistant
Specialty: Mental Health
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 21 September 2022
  • Stafford, Staffordshire, UK Stafford Staffordshire GBR ST16 3SR
  • Specialist Mental Health
  • £10.25 - £23.66 per Hour
  • HOUR
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Client Name: Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Role: Healthcare Assistant

Rates: Up to £23.66 per hour

Shifts: Various shift: earlies, lates, long days some nights

Benefits:

  • First sight of shifts across multiple NHS trusts
  • Competitive pay rates
  • A dedicated placement officer
  • Hundreds of new shifts available every day
  • Block booked days and short shifts available
  • £50 referral scheme
  • 24/7/365 support - we're here when you need us

Working flexible shifts on various wards, you will provide much-needed care and support to people when they are feeling unwell, vulnerable, and unsure. A significant reliance is placed on the vital care you will provide to ensure a patients care experience is the very best it can be.

The very best Mental Healthcare Assistants are individuals who show empathy, patience, consideration, passion, and dedication.

Patient focus

As a Healthcare Assistant, you will play an essential part in so many people's lives. This is a role where you can see the impact of your work daily, with the sense of achievement and satisfaction that comes with making a real difference.

General key skills

As a Healthcare Assistant, you will have:

  • Empathy and understanding
  • Compassion and a caring nature
  • A warm and friendly personality
  • A passion for good conversation
  • Quick thinking abilities
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A systematic approach to tasks
  • Excellent timekeeping
  • The ability to work well and under pressure
  • A flexible attitude
  • A desire to improve and develop knowledge and skills
  • Active listening skills

Main Duties/Responsibilities

As a MHCA, your duties could include:

  • Assisting nurses with day to day care
  • Observations 1-2-1
  • Serving meals and helping to feed patients
  • Helping people to move around and feel more comfortable
  • Monitoring patients conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respiration, and weight
  • Encouraging the mental state of the service user to develop

Essential

  • You will need to pass an enhanced background check.
  • 6 months working in a clinical care setting (NHS or Private)
  • References that cover the last two years

Patient focus

So, if you can combine empathy and understanding with practical hands-on patient care, we want to hear from you. Apply today.

19/10/2022 08:10:01
GBP 10.25 10.25

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