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NHS Health Care Assistant

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The Role: What you’ll do

We are looking for two motivated and committed Healthcare Assistants (HCA) to work within our Basildon and Brentwood primary care service delivering physical healthcare checks for individuals who are on the Serious Mental Illness (SMI) register.

The HCA will work autonomously and as part of the primary care practice team carrying out a range of checks, including but not limited to smoking status, alcohol intake, sleep, diet, exercise, substance misuse, BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol.

The role will involve providing wellbeing and health related advice and support to patients too as well as recording and submitting patient data on SystmOne. Previous experience of working in the community, delivering physical healthcare checks is desirable, however, full training and regular supervision will be provided.

 

Are you a passionate HCA, can you demonstrate?

  • A warm, empathic and engaging approach to working with patients and colleagues
  • An ability to approach work with enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • A NVQ/QCF in Health and Social Care, or Certificate in Community Mental Health, or Associate Practitioner Training and/or HCA care certificate
  • Experience of working with people who experience physical and/or mental health problems
  • An appreciation of how mental health and physical health issues affect health and wellbeing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT skills - Microsoft Office/Patient record systems

Skills and Experience:

Essential:

  • A NVQ/QCF in Health and Social Care, or Certificate in Community Mental Health, or Associate Practitioner Training and/or HCA care certificate
  • Experience of working with people who experience mental and/or physical health problems
  • Ability to travel in and around the Basildon and Brentwood area
  • An awareness of and commitment to supporting and facilitating diversity and inclusion

Desirable:

  • Experience of working within a primary care/community setting as an HCA  
  • Experience of delivering physical healthcare checks
  • Associate Practitioner Course

Investing in you

To achieve our ultimate aim of making people better we recognise the importance of investing in our staff. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer the opportunity of a flexible work life balance, continued professional development and a comprehensive benefits package, which you can view in full on our website.

Why Vita Health Group?

Vita Health Group celebrates life. Improving lives physically and mentally drives everything we do. We work in partnership with the NHS, support the UK’s largest corporate companies to help assist their workforce and provide a full range of physiotherapy services to private customers. We are physical and mental health specialists with over 30 years of experience.

To achieve our ultimate aim of making people better, we recognise the importance of investing in our staff. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer the opportunity of a flexible work life balance, support with continued professional development, a comprehensive benefits package and annual leave which you can view in full on our website.

Vita Health Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion best practice and positively encourage applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion/belief, marital status, or pregnancy/maternity. We are actively seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce, to ensure we are representative of the communities we serve. We therefore welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of lived experience.

We support wellbeing for all employees and are associated with the MINDFUL EMPLOYER Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health and as a Disability Confident Committed Employer we are dedicated to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.  We have also made a commitment to meet the standards outlined in the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS2) and Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES).

Should you wish to discuss any adjustment that you might need in the application process please contact recruitment@vhg.co.uk and we will arrange.

Please note, all applicants must be legally entitled to accept and perform work in the UK and all positions are subject to a DBS check. 

 *Vita Health Group reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.*

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