Healthcare Assistant - The Hill
To provide support to the nursing team registered nurse and other members of the multidisciplinary team for the delivery of high standard care to patients, in a safe and caring environment.
Ensuring prescribed care is implemented for patients, under supervision of trained staff.
Ensuring that it is non-discriminatory and non-prejudicial
Ensure all care is provided in accordance with company policies.
Lead Nurse / Clinical Manager
• Assist the clinical staff in the promotion of efficient and effective use of resources
• Receive all patients / visitors to the service in a pleasant efficient manner ensuring the appropriate person is notified of their arrival
• To deal with enquiries in a helpful and courteous manner, being aware of the need to maintain confidentiality at all times
• To demonstrate competence in the accurate recording of routine clinical observations
• To recognise abnormal recordings or signs of change in a patient' condition and report changes to the registered nurse
• To carry out clinical skills relevant to the unit – vital signs observations, ECG recording, phlebotomy, simple dressings, urinalysis
• To assist the clinical team with data entry, filing and maintenance of accurate documentation of care
• To ensure treatment rooms/ areas are adequately stocked, tidy and fit for purpose.
• Use appropriate infection control procedures
• Provide escort duties within the service as necessary at the discretion of the nurse in charge
• Participating fully as a team member sharing knowledge and information and therefore promoting a cohesive team
• Accurately record up to date information on records ensuring that other departments are promptly informed of any changes
• To recognise and understand the roles and responsibilities of individuals working in the team
• To identify risks and report them to the appropriate person
• Respect privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients and carers
• Act as a chaperone as and when required
• Ensuring at all times anti-discriminatory and non prejudicial practice
• Ensure effective communications skills with patients particularly when there are communication barriers i.e. language
• Participates in changes to practice
• Assists in performing audit as requested within the clinical environment
Skills & Experience
To be successful in this role you will have:
• Previous experience in a GP practice, minor injuries unit, urgent care centre and any other primary care setting
•Previous clinical skills experience – phlebotomy, ECG recording, simple dressings, taking and recording vital signs
• Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
• Able to prioritise and meets deadlines
• Can demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment
• Ability to work with other professions and to work under supervision
• Ability to maintain patient confidentiality
• Is prepared to continue educational studies and learn new skills
• Ability to complete tasks to deadlines and to a specified standard.
• Ability to be flexible in approach to work
• Previous experience within a health setting with reliable work record
• Able to work effectively as part of a team
• Understanding of patient confidentiality
• Understanding of the need to keep and maintain accurate records
• NVQ Level 2 or agreement to undertake within 6 months
• Good Basic General Education
• Literate and Numerate
This is a full time permanent role with 375 hours per week.
Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check.
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