Mental Healthcare Assistant

Location
Cardiff
Salary
£16,965 - 17,495 per year
Posted
28 Jun 2018
Closes
26 Jul 2018
Ref
PRI20671-793
Contact
Amore .
Nursing Field
Mental Health
Job Type
Permanent

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Ty Cwm Rhondda is a 20-bed low secure mental health facility offering high-quality assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services for men with complex mental health needs, serious mental illness including treatment-resistant presentations and challenging behaviour.   

Role and Context Purpose
  • To support and assist registered nurses in the delivery of quality care. 
  • To promote independence and encourage patient involvement in their care through effective communication and engagement.
Context
  • Partnerships in Care, as the UK leader in specialist psychiatric services, operate throughout the UK caring for people with mental illness, learning disabilities and acquired brain injuries.  It also provides employee assistance programmes.
  • It is the objective of Partnerships In Care to be the independent sector provider of choice in our field.  We are committed to responding positively to customer needs and to delivering services of measurable quality.

The business has four types of customer; patients, staff, purchasers and external agencies.

Patients may suffer from mental illness, personality disorder and/or learning disabilities.  Patients at the Unit are detained under the Mental Health Act.  Referrals are taken from many sources including psychiatric hospitals, prisons and the courts.

The workforce of the organisation is multidisciplinary; a significant proportion of those are employed within the clinical disciplines, in addition other departments provide support services.

As a Health Care Worker you will be working within a team, which includes a range of professionals.  You will make an effective contribution to providing high quality care within a medium secure / low secure and locked, specialised mental health rehabilitation and recovery setting.

The patient group consists of personality disordered learning disability individuals and those experiencing enduring mental illness.

You will work within an identified career development pathway and be expected to complete appropriate competency development portfolios.  

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.

Disclosure

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.