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Healthcare Support Worker 

Job Title: Healthcare Support Worker 
Job Location: Park Lodge, Wolverhampton 
Pay: Disclosed on Application 

Job Purpose: 

To maintain a high standard of personal care for each patient under the direction of the Registered Nurses. 
To be responsible for ensuring that patient privacy, dignity and respect is maintained at all times. 

Main Tasks: 

Ensure within the clinical ethos of the Specialist Eating Disorder Unit the highest standard of care for each individual patient. 
Ensure personal behaviour provides a positive role model from which patients can learn 
Meet the daily physical and mental health needs of each patient for example; their hygiene, dietary and self-help needs 
Ensure a safe environment is maintained for patients and colleagues 
Keep appropriate records as directed by the Nurse in Charge 
Communicate effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and to develop a positive rapport with the patients 
Participate in and ensure the smooth delivery of the therapeutic programme. 
Ensure the consistent delivery of all assessment and treatment programmes within the unit. 
Actively participate in the daily activities and educational programme. 
Be actively involved and encourage leisure and recreational activities during evenings and weekends 


The post-holder will have access to a wide range of confidential information relating to patients, staff and the company which must not be divulged to any unauthorised person in any circumstances. 
The post-holder will at all times treat patients with dignity and respect 

Financial Responsibilities: 

Be responsible for individual patients monies as instructed ensuring that receipts are retained and that all necessary documentation is completed in accordance with identified policies and procedures 
Ensure adherence to all policies and procedures relating to financial control within the unit 


Be responsible for attending in-service training sessions and statutory or external course 
Adhere to all times the policies and procedures of the Unit 
This role description may be subject to amendment to take account of changing circumstances but such amendments will only be made following consultation between the post-holder and the Hospital Director 
DBS and safeguarding checks will be completed before employment and thereafter in line with company policy. 
The post-holder will be expected to be flexible and adaptable to meet service needs. 
All employees should be aware that because of the nature of work Arcadia Care Healthcare undertakes there are elements of risk relating to challenging behaviour, lifting, and handling and passive smoke. Appropriate training will be offered, and staff will be expected to participate. This Job Description is a guideline and is in no way restrictive or definitive. This document is subject to review in line with changes to requirements of service provision. 

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