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Occupational Therapist

Posted 02 May 2017

Closing date 30 May 2017

The Huntercombe Hospital Edinburgh

£29,000 per annum

37.5 Hours per week 9am-5pm

As an Occupational Therapist you will need to participate in the provision of high quality therapeutic activities, using a wide range of approaches to suit the patient’s varying needs. Encourage independence and personal choice and help to provide an environment which is conducive to patients with varied and complex needs realising their potential to live as independently as they can find possible.

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This exciting and dynamic role will place you at the heart of a clinical team, working closely with patients and other healthcare professionals to deliver the best care and rehabilitation for patients.

Huntercombe can offer you a rewarding career where you will be valued as a key member of our team and every day you’ll be able to make a difference to the lives of our patients and residents, supporting and encouraging them to achieve their goals and ambitions.

Key responsibilities & duties

As An Occupational Therapist working in our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) your main duties will be:

  • To work as part of multi-disciplinary team, contributing occupational therapy expertise to ensure we deliver outstanding assessment, care planning and support for the young people in our care
  • Participating in the provision of high therapeutic activities, using a wide range of approaches to suit the patients varying needs
  • Assisting with the training of care staff and others in principles of occupational therapy, so that an understanding of occupational therapy underpins the work of the care team
  • Encouraging independence and personal choice and help provide an environment which is conductive to patients with varied and complex needs
  • Providing evidence based practice and that is outcome focused
  • Taking an active role in your own personal and professional development and to be able to support junior staff in their development.
  • Providing evidence-based practice with an outcome focus
  • Continually striving for clinical excellence whilst retaining integrity, technical skill and competence

Work experience & qualifications

To join The Huntercombe Group as an Occupational Therapist you will:

  • Have a minimum BSc or recognised postgraduate diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Hold current HCPC registration
  • Be able to develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, visitors, carers, members of the MDT and senior professional and managerial staff
  • Have a person centred ethos, showing empathy and a desire to make a difference
  • Be able to demonstrate initiative and creativity
  • Be flexible and adaptable, well organised and able to manage time and workload effectively in line with the needs of the service
  • Have a desire to expand your professional development and support organisational change
  • Have a legal right to work in the UK

Benefits

In return we offer you:

  • A thorough induction programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
  • Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
  • The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
  • Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay, (up to a maximum salary of £50k)
  • 2 weeks paid paternity leave
  • Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
  • Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
  • A range of staff discounts
  • Opportunities for training and development
  • Access to Myfamilycare services which provides support and information at critical life events including access to experts and emergency care services
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Statutory Requirements

An enhanced DBS (England) or PVG/Disclosure Scotland (Scotland) Disclosure will be required for all successful applicants. Costs will be met by the Company.

If you like what you have read, are dynamic, forward thinking and keen to learn, with a confident ‘CAN DO’ approach in all you do, please click Apply now.


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Ward Manager (RMN/RNLD)

Posted 25 Apr 2017

Closing date 24 May 2017

Ashley House Hospital

Up to £37,000 per annum

37.5 hours per week (Monday Friday)

Due to the promotion of our current Ward Manager we are looking for an effective and confident individual to work on our Fairoak Ward (Low Secure Unit) – Female Complex Care Pathway.

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Working as the Ward Manager you will be responsible for the nursing leadership and management of the Ward and for the supervision and leadership of the nursing staff, providing an environment where the quality of care is delivered confidently and consistently to a high standard, ensuring all quality standards are met.

In joining The Huntercombe Group as a Ward Manager (RMN/RNLD), you will be part of a company that is understanding, strives towards excellence, is innovative, reliable and accessible and above all puts people first.

Most patients and residents are referred via NHS and local authorities. We play an integral part in contributing to new models of care outlined in the Five Year Forward View.

Key responsibilities & duties

As a Ward Manager (RMN/RNLD) working in our Adult Mental Health Service your key roles and responsibilities will be:

  • To be a visible and supportive presence on the ward by providing strong clinical leadership and have the ability to positively influence the team, hospital culture and clinical practice.
  • To demonstrate initiative and proactive approaches in the management of their staff by ensuring the allocated staffing resources are deployed effectively, by being responsible for the management of the duty rota for the hospital.
  • To include consideration of staff “shift requests”, the timely processing of staff annual leave and other absence related requests, and the effective management of staff annual leave.
  • To clinically lead, and motivate the nurses and support workers in providing high quality patient assessment, care planning, treatment, and interventions.
  • To coach, develop, and mentor staff in achieving and exceeding their individual competency levels through the delivery of effective systems of supervision and appraisal, and ensure comprehensive supervision and appraisal records are kept.
  • To manage the staff effectively, ensuring all required standards of individual performance are met in a fair and consistent manner.
  • To ensure that quality standards relating to patient experience, patient safety, Assessment and Treatment, and Clinical Effectiveness are achieved and maintained.
  • To fulfil First Tier On-Call duties and responsibilities as required.
  • To be an integral member of the hospitals Integrated Governance program.

Work experience & qualifications 

To join The Huntercombe Group as a Ward Manager (RMN/RNLD) you will:-

  • Be a Registered Nurse with current NMC registration (Mental Health, Adult, Child, Learning Disabilities) appropriate for the job
  • Have a person centred ethos, showing empathy and a desire to make a difference
  • Have the ability to motivate, lead and supervise a team
  • Be able to demonstrate initiative and creativity
  • Be flexible and adaptable, well organised and able to manage time and workload effectively in line with the needs of the service
  • Have a desire to expand your professional development and support organisational change
  • Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the mental health act and Safeguarding.
  • Applicants must be flexible and have the ability to operate within the hospital’s on-call system.
  • Have a legal right to work in the UK

Benefits

In return we offer you:

  • A thorough induction programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
  • Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
  • The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
  • Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay, (up to a maximum salary of £50k)
  • 2 weeks paid paternity leave
  • Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
  • A fantastic preceptorship programme
  • Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
  • A range of staff discounts
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Support for revalidation
  • Support for BSc and MSc
  • Professional support through Nurses forum
  • Access to Myfamilycare services which provides support and information at critical life events including access to experts and emergency care services
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Relocation allowance of up to £8000.00

Statutory Requirements

An enhanced DBS (England) or PVG/Disclosure Scotland (Scotland) Disclosure will be required for all successful applicants. Costs will be met by the Company.

If you like what you have read, are dynamic, forward thinking and keen to learn, with a confident ‘CAN DO’ approach in all you do, please click Apply now.


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Senior Support Worker

Posted 25 Apr 2017

Closing date 24 May 2017

The Huntercombe Hospital Norwich

£11.41 per hour

39.375 hours per week (Shifts)

Working with The Huntercombe Group is rewarding and varied. Through our “Conversation into Action” programme we actively encourage our employees to get involved and to drive organisational change for the better.

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ADDED OPTIONAL BENEFITS FOR SUPPORT WORKERS WORKING AT NORWICH INCLUDE: ADDITIONAL PAY ALLOWANCES (UP TO £1500.00 PER ANNUM) on a sliding scale but INCLUDING ADDED HOLIDAY AND HEALTH INSURANCE CHOICES.

At Huntercombe, our Senior Support Workers do something extraordinary every day. They make a difference to the lives of children and adults with complex needs such as mental health conditions, learning difficulties or brain injuries.

In your role as a Senior Support Worker you will assist in the effective management and supervision of the support team. Provide leadership, coaching and guidance to enable excellent care and care planning for the centre’s clients.

Many of our patients arrive with complex and challenging needs. Huntercombe Senior Support Workers work in small teams with nurses, doctors, therapists and other experts, and together they make a world of difference to people’s lives.

We’re looking for caring and committed individuals who want to work with a company that understands how important Senior Support Workers are to our patients/residents recovery.

Most patients and residents are referred via NHS and local authorities. We play an integral part in contributing to new models of care outlined in the Five Year Forward View.

Key responsibilities & duties

As a Senior Support Worker working in our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) your main duties will be:-

  • To provide direct patient care and support as part of a multi-disciplinary team to a group of patients within a hospital service
  • To take the lead role in task and resource allocation on a day to day basis under the professional guidance of the Nurse, or in the absence of a Nurse
  • To work and act as a key member of the team, supporting each patient in achievement of their planned outcomes
  • To undertake clinical work related tasks as delegated by senior nursing staff, following appropriate training and assessment of competency
  • To undertake clinical supervision to further develop competence and clinical practice
  • To protect vulnerable adults / children from internal/external elements and act as a Patient Advocate
  • Facilitate the induction of new staff throughout the hospital with a “mentor” system to enable transfer of knowledge

Work experience & qualifications

To Join The Huntercombe Group as a Senior Support Worker you will be:

  • Qualified to NVQ level 3 or equivalent
  • Able to provide demonstrable knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Care Standards Act, NICE Guidelines and other related legislation
  • Understanding of the role and responsibilities of regulatory bodies such as CQC
  • Experienced in a CAMHS / Adult Mental Health / Rehabilitation setting
  • Able to provide demonstrable experience of work or involvement with patients with challenging behaviour
  • Flexible in attitude and wholly adopt a person centred ethos
  • Able to work shifts (including evenings, weekends and public holidays)
  • In possession of excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Committed to a person-centred approach to recovery
  • Resilient and able to work under pressure
  • Be willing to take ownership for the delivery of quality care

Benefits

In return we offer you:

  • A thorough induction programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
  • Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
  • The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
  • Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay, (up to a maximum salary of £50k)
  • 2 weeks paid paternity leave
  • Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
  • Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
  • A range of staff discounts
  • Opportunity to train to become a nurse through our ‘grow our own’ nurses programme
  • Access to Myfamilycare services which provides support and information at critical life events including access to experts and emergency care services
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Statutory Requirements

An enhanced DBS (England) or PVG/Disclosure Scotland (Scotland) Disclosure will be required for all successful applicants. Costs will be met by the Company.

If you like what you have read, are dynamic, forward thinking and keen to learn, with a confident ‘CAN DO’ approach in all you do, please click Apply now.


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