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Mental Health Transport Assistant (MHTA)

Company:
Secure Care UK
Region:
South West
Exhibiting at:
Taunton Careers Fair
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Job Description:

A little about us: Secure Care UK is one of the country’s leaders of specialist patient transport for the NHS and wider healthcare sectors across the UK, nationwide. The team are responsible for the safe transportation, care, support and management of service users/patients diagnosed with mental health conditions when transporting them from one destination to another and who may display challenging behaviour. It is a demanding yet very rewarding service that we provide, and our Company culture is founded upon the drive and motivation of our people. We are growing rapidly and are looking for enthusiastic individuals that have a passion for providing excellence in Health Care and an interest in gaining experience in our niche sector. For the right individuals we will provide you with a comprehensive Induction Programme where full training will be provided. Purpose: Facilitate the safe transportation of service users detained under the Mental Health Act, maintaining a safe, caring, professional and efficient level of service at all times. Reporting: To the Deputy Care Operations Manager (DCOM) Roles & Responsibilities: To provide a professional and caring service for all patients whilst in the care of Secure Care UK, ensuring that at all times patient safety remains paramount and that safe systems of work are adhered to To support and transport vulnerable service users as part of a team To be able to attend the office within one hour during on-call shifts (GH and Flexible contracts) Ensure that health and safety guidelines are followed according to current policies and procedures To ensure that appropriate Lifting and Handling techniques are applied as per training when moving patients under non-emergency conditions, using appropriate equipment or additional supports where necessary In the event of an incident you may be required to administer first aid commensurate to your training, and / or provide social care in non-emergency situations To ensure that the uniform is worn in accordance with the organisations work wear policy and must wear their ID badge at all times whilst on duty To ensure that statutory regulations and organisational policies, procedures, codes of conduct and ethics are implemented and adhered to at all times. This will include but not limited to Data Protection, and accurate reporting of facts concerning accidents or incidents to control and hospital personnel in accordance with Secure Care UK Guidelines and the Company Incident Policy To take part in staff development programmes, regular supervisions and annual performance development reviews and/or undertake further training if and when required To work to the values of the organisation and display high standards of integrity and professionalism towards clients and colleagues, and to act at all times in a manner consistent with legislation, policy and procedures in respect of Equality and Diversity To continuously develop and update own knowledge and skills within the job role and contribute to setting own work objectives, and to ensure up to date with company policies, procedures and staff handbook. To undertake any other duties relevant to the post as may be assigned from time to time which are consistent with the post. Experience and Skills: Valid Full UK Manual Driving License Maintain Enhanced DBS (paid for by company) Excellent communication skills Ability to remain calm under pressure Able to work as part of a team Excellent attention to detail Vaccinated against Covid-19 In return, we offer: Full Training: Including Patient Care, Patient Transport, De-Escalation Techniques, Physical Intervention, Handcuff training, First Aid. Additional training also available. Salary: £9.80 per hour for days and £10.80 per hour for nights and weekends or £22,000-£22,500 for fulltime (enhanced pay of £1.20 extra per hour for work at a Mental Health ‘place of safety’ and for bed watch activities, supporting ward staff) Benefits: Healthcare Cash Plan provided by Westfield Healthcare Additional training and continued personal development opportunities Refer a friend scheme Holidays: 28 days annual leave pro rata

Why work for
Secure Care UK
?
One of the largest mental health patient transport specialist, CQC rating good with outstanding features.
The
Taunton Careers Fair
will take place at
The Castle Hotel
from
10am - 2pm
.
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