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Job details
Posting date: 05 June 2024
Salary: £22,383.00 per year
Additional salary information: £22383.00 a year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 19 June 2024
Location: Maidstone, ME16 9PH
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: C9380-24-0577

Job summary

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and flexible Healthcare Assistant to join our established team of nursing staff based on Chartwell Ward. The role involves providing care and support to in-patients currently experiencing acute mental health difficulties requiring an inpatient admission Commitment to meeting the needs of people with mental health problems and valuing their rights is a pre-requisite.You will be required to adopt a flexible working pattern and be committed to self development and training. There will be the prospect of undertaking an NVQ and Health Care Worker Certificate.


Main duties of the job

  • Consistently delivering a patient focused service, which promotes optimum independence.
  • Providing and receiving routine information orally, in writing or electronically to inform work colleagues, patients, clients, carers, the public or other external contacts.
  • Offering appropriate support and advice to patients and their carers.
  • Enabling patients to maintain and improve their independence by promoting involvement in therapeutic activity.
  • Giving physical health care and physical health checks as required or instructed documenting the physical health checks on the early warning scoring system (NEWS2), chart and reporting changes to the nurse/healthcare professional in charge.
  • Undertaking day to day tasks as allocated by Nurse/healthcare professional in Charge


About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details and main responsibilities of the role.



Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Computer literate
  • Care certificate or ability to work towards



  • An interest in working in mental health services


  • NHS Experience

Knowledge and Skills


  • To have a working understanding of mental health conditions appropriate to the setting
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Be able to escalate problems when required and report back to supervising nurse
  • Ability to travel between Trust sites in a timely manner
  • To participate in Quality Improvement, Audits, Research, etc.

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