Bank Mental Health Clinical Support Worker

Part time
Posted 4 weeks ago

Job description

The King’s Staff Bank offers flexible working patterns which support you and the Trust, and can also provide regular lines of work for those working day shifts Mon-Friday.

We are looking for NHS experienced Healthcare Assistants who can work supervised under qualified staff and to provide support in the delivery of quality care for patients. To provide a full range of support functions in a ward/department/theatre or critical environment. This will include undertaking personal care duties for patients, clerical duties and reporting patient conditions to qualified staff. Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of service users, and always working in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through the adoption of person-centered care principles.

The post holder will deliver outstanding enhanced nursing care to a specific patient group as identified by the Trusts’ enhanced care policy.

This patient group many include but is not limited to:
Mental illness




The Mental Health Clinical Support Worker will spend significant periods of time with patients and their family. They will be required to develop therapeutic relationships quickly, facilitate meaningful engagement, provide emotional support and participate in providing physical health care.

The Mental Health Clinical Support Worker will have experience identifying trigger points for patients who at times lack insight, and will have excellent skills in verbal de-escalation. A knowledge and awareness of mental health problems and symptoms would be important, alongside previous experience of working in an acute mental health setting.

The Mental Health Clinical Support Worker will actively support activities of daily living & formulate meaningful therapeutic engagement, to support patients through their stay at King’s.

The Mental Health Clinical Support Worker will on occasion, be expected to assist in restricting the movement of patients who are being cared for using:

Mental Capacity Act (2005)

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2005)

Mental Health Act (1983)

They will adhere to Trust policies, data protection as well as Health and Safety, and will assist the relevant team to ensure the provision of outstanding therapeutic, safe care.

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across Southeast London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King’s to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history, and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King’s is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone’s contribution is required to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust’s carbon emissions, waste, and pollution wherever possible.

Please refer to the Job Description attached for this Bank post.

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