Healthcare Assistant positions at Highfield Healthcare

Highfield Healthcare

Highfield presently employ people from over 30 different countries, they are family run and privately owned with over 300 beds. They are continuously expanding the services they offer and will be launching a Specialist Rehabilitation unit before the end of 2018.

They are a leading provider of acute and specialist mental health services. Perhaps, traditionally better known for its expertise in the treatment and care of older persons, the organisation has remained responsive to changing needs within Ireland. Today, Highfield Healthcare is highly regarded for the provision of acute mental health treatment and care for adults and older persons with acute, serious and enduring mental health disorders and complex mental health issues associated with neuropsychiatric disorders and dementia.

  • Salaries range from €10 to €11 per hour with increased payments for Night, Weekend and holiday shifts.
  • Relocation Flight to Ireland paid for up to the value €400
  • Full meet and greet on your arrival
  • Free housing provided for first 2 months
  • Full assistance given in with Personal Public Service Number, tax, bank account etc.
  • Full support network in place, independent from your employer.
  • Fantastic training and professional development programmes in place
  • 4.5 weeks annual leave in year 1 with an additional day in year 2 and year 3
  • First tunics provided free of charge (HCA uniform is a white tunic and staff nurse is a light blue tunic and black or navy trousers with flat black laced shoes)
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Taxsaver discounted bus/train/luas scheme
  • Discounted social activities and health and wellness initiatives

You will have your own room with either ensuite or shared bathroom, shower etc. Shared kitchen with all appliances. Accommodation will be free for the first 2 months. After that you will be expected to source your own accommodation. The accommodation is only available for candidates living alone.

We believe that recovery from mental health problems is achievable through partnership between care givers, service users and their families.

We show respect to all our service users and to those working with us to achieve our goals.

All of our staff in Hampstead Clinic Services, regardless of their role, recognises and respects the importance of confidentiality to service users. Privacy and discretion is at the heart of our hospital ethos and core in the way we deliver treatment to you.

We believe in empowering our service users to choose the services best suited to them to achieve their recovery.

We involve our service users at all levels of service delivery.

Hampstead Clinic Services believe in upholding the rights of each individual who comes to our service. We seek to improve our service through consultation with our service users and reviewing satisfaction surveys regularly.

Hampstead Clinic Services offers a number of evidence based therapy programmes. These are tailored for you as each individual is unique. We will listen and take into account your own wishes with regard to treatments offered. During initial assessments we will create a care plan with you which will identify your goals for treatment.

We provide the following services:

  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Wellbeing Programmes
  • Neuropsychology

Highfield Healthcare is one of the largest providers of care to older persons in Ireland. Here in Highfield we care greatly for our residents. It is our goal to provide the best quality of life for all of our residents in an environment which is homely, safe and highly specialised.

We specialise in providing care to those with dementia. Our state of the art Alzheimer’s Care Centre opened in 2012. It has 154 beds and 6 specialist Alzheimer’s Care units each providing person centred care to those with complex needs.

We also provide long term care for the frail elderly in Elmhurst Nursing Home. This 49 bed facility is ideally situated in a tranquil environment surrounded by nature.

All of our units have a team of specialised nurses, health care assistants and doctors who work alongside our consultant psychiatrists, occupational therapists, and activities co-ordinators. Our staff are trained in delivering the highest standard of care.

We pride ourselves on our focus on person centred care, meaning that we tailor our programmes to meet the needs and preferences of our residents. We deliver a wide variety of activities and also offer a befriending service through our volunteer programme.

New Staff will have a 2 week Induction period.

Induction Day 1
On the first day of Induction, staff will be required to be in from 9:30am – 5pm and on this day, staff will :

  • Be met by the Training Administrator to officially start Induction
  • Toured around the facility including staff Changing Rooms and Canteen
  • Be introduced to the Line Managers and the unit they will be allocated for the 2 weeks Induction period
  • Be assisted and introduced to Payroll to which staff will have an opportunity to discuss any concerns
  • Be handed their Induction Booklet
  • Be handed their Uniform
  • Be asked to start reading policies and procedures
  • Be given their roster for the 2 weeks

Induction Day 2 - 7

  • New Staff will be asked to work different shifts (day and night) on a supernumerary capacity and will be working alongside a more senior or qualified staff to enable them to observe acceptable practices in the Unit.
  • During this period, Staff will be offered support from their Line Managers and will be given an opportunity to go through the Induction Booklet and highlight needs of individual staff taking into account their skill assessments and their suitability to a particular unit.
  • Staff are going to be Inducted in one unit but may possibly be moved to work in another unit following assessment of their skills and suitability to a unit.

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