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Nursing Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Queen Square - Neuro-rehabilitation Unit
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
309-NAT3SHB1607-TB
Site
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
Town
London
Salary
£23,213 - £25,195 per annum inclusive
Closing
Today at 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Neurorehabilitation (NRU) is part of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. It is dedicated to the rehabilitation of patients with a variety of problems arising from neurological conditions that require intensive therapy following acquired neurological conditions resulting in physical or psychological disabilities. This includes patients who have had strokes, traumatic injuries to the brain or spine, anoxic brain damage, diseases or infections of the nervous system, and long-term conditions like multiple sclerosis.

The unit has a total of 18 beds and is divided into 4 spaces. These beds are divided into 4 rooms each with 4 beds in addition to 2 individual rooms. Each bed space has a hand-held control panel on which you will find the call buttons for and individual light switch. The wardrobe next to the bed has retracting doors. The ward area, dining/lounge room, the therapy area with gym and kitchen plus the space between this and the dining room where individual therapy rooms are located.

The unit has a team approach to your care. It is staffed by health care professionals who have special expertise in Neurorehabilitation who work together to develop plans to meet your individual needs. Rehabilitation helps people to make the best of their physical potential and to regain their functional independence wherever possible. This involves looking at the most appropriate way of carrying out daily tasks such as washing and dressing, moving around, communicating with others, work and leisure.

The National Hospital is an international center of excellence with close links to the Institute of Neurology in addition to links with other departments at University College. Therefore, research projects are often undertaken by the staff,  all of which are approved by the Ethics Committee. From time to time patients may be asked to help with research.

We are looking for an enthusiast highly motivated Band 3 Nursing Assistant to consistently provide high quality care to our patients and to ensure they are physically, psychology and emotionally looked after.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dennis Minioza Charge Nurse or Annie Doyle – Matron for Neurology and Rehabilitation 0750692748.