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Health Care Assistant SMI

National Health Service

Alconbury Weald, ANGL
2 days ago
Alconbury Weald, ANGL
2 days ago

Health Care Assistant SMI

West Cambs Federation

The closing date is 24 February 2021

Job overview

We are a forward thinking, enthusiastic GP Federation with a focus on supporting our member practices to provide the best possible patient care.

West Cambs Federation are recruiting Healthcare Assistants to carry out physical health checks for patients with mental illness. We are seeking motivated and committed Healthcare Assistants to carry out this important work.

Main duties of the job

A background in Mental Health would be useful, but is not essential as full training will be given. You will work in partnership with families and carers to ensure patients needs are fully met.

About us

You will also be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing medical monitoring for patients with eating disorders. You will also receive training in this field.

This post will initially be on a fixed term one year contract.

If you would like to join our organisation and be part of this exciting project please see the attached job description and person specification.

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Health Care Assistant SMI

REPORTS TO: Clinical Lead

DIRECT REPORTS: N/a

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JOB SUMMARY:

To undertake physical health checks for adults with a diagnosed serious mental illness (SMI)and/or an eating disorder (AED) with the aim of improving health outcomes. This help will include proactively engaging with this group of patients and supported them to access other services as needed.

MAIN DUTIES AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The post holder will provide high quality care to patients under the guidance of a Registered Practitioner in a caring, compassionate, and sensitive manner. Assist in the delivery of primary health care effectively and efficiently.

To work closely with both primary care and specialist/ community mental health services to promote good health.

To proactively outreach to patients who are struggling to engage.

To support patients to access health promotion, screening services, LTC annual health checks, medication reviews and public health campaigns.

Successful applicants may also be asked to carry out physical health care checks on mild to moderate stable and engaged adult patients with eating disorders.

Providing required information to decision-makers (specialist eating disorder services and GPs) based on medical monitoring results, to enable medication prescription and management of co morbidities according to guidelines and /or advice from specialist AEDs.

Proactive follow up of patients who do not attend for medical monitoring or who refuse to accept recommended treatment (co-ordinating with specialist AEDS where required)

Recognise signs of relapse in mental health, increases in risk or change in social care needs and alert the responsible professional and multidisciplinary team.

Undertake clinical procedures as required, which may include but are not limited to:

- Height checks

- Weight checks

- ECG

- Blood pressure checks (manual and automated)

- Pulse and temperature checks

- Pulse oximetry

- Waist measurements

- Urinalysis

- Phlebotomy

- Sample handling

Effectively communicate with patients, carers, and colleagues.

Provide clear and accurate documentation.

Confidentiality:

Ensure that confidentiality, privacy, dignity and the needs and beliefs of patients are maintained and complies with legislation regarding the protection of personal and sensitive data, in line with West Cambs GP Federations (WCF) Data Protection and Confidentiality Policy. This includes but is not limited to:

While seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately.

The post-holder will have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, WCF staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to WCF as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as confidential.

Safeguarding Adults and Children:

It is the duty of all staff working for WCF to safeguard children and adults, report any concerns and undertaking safeguarding training at an appropriate level, in line with WCFs mandatory training requirements and the WCF Safeguarding Policy.

Health and Safety:

Participates in risk assessment and assists in the promotion and maintenance of own and others health, safety, and security, in line with WCFs Health and Safety Policy. This includes but is not limited to:

Using personal security systems within the workplace according to WCF guidelines.

Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks.

Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills.

Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy and safe manner, free from hazards and reporting safety and infection hazards immediately when recognised.

Ensure clinical practice is safe and effective and remains within the boundaries of competence, acknowledging limitations.

Undertaking periodic infection control training.

Quality Assurance, Governance and Risk Management:

Ensure all care and services are always delivered to the highest standard.

Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision.

Ensure that any complaints or incidents are identified and reported in accordance with WCF policies and procedures and expected professional practice.

Participates in and utilises the audit cycle as a means of evaluating the quality of work of self and suggest improvements where required.

Manage and assess risk within areas of responsibility, ensuring adequate measures are in place to protect patients and staff, alerting other team members to any issues of quality or risk.

Effectively manage and prioritise own time, workload and performance.

Communication:

Utilise and demonstrate effective and sensitive communication styles to ensure patients are fully informed and consent to treatment.

Communicate effectively with patients, carers and colleagues, recognising the need for alternative methods of communication to overcome different levels of understanding, cultural background and preferred ways of communicating.

Communicate with and support patients who are receiving complex or emotionally sensitive information.

Liaise and maintain effective communication with external stakeholders.

Equality and Diversity:

The post holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, acting in a way that recognises the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with current legislation and WCFs Equality and Diversity Policy.

Teamworking:

Work as an effective and responsible team member, supporting others and exploring mechanisms to develop new ways of working.

Adopt the principles of safe practice and assessment of competence.

Work effectively with others to clearly define values, direction and policies impacting upon care delivery.

Learning and Development:

Participate in any mandatory or ad-hoc training programme as directed by the WCF to aid, support and maintain your own personal and professional development in the role.

Take responsibility for your own learning, development and performance, including participating in clinical supervision and annual appraisal.

Contribute to the development of local guidelines, protocols and standards.

Administration:

Undertake administrative and professional duties, which may include but are not limited to:

Assisting with the collection and collation of data on needs related to health and well-being.

Collecting lifestyle data from patients including smoking status, alcohol consumption and exercise.

Recording accurate general data or clinical information in patient records, manually or electronically.

Source and maintain relevant information leaflets and literature for patient displays.

Attend and participate in Team meetings as required.

Other administrative duties as directed by the Clinical Lead.

Policies and Procedures:

The post holder will:

Ensure they are familiar with and adhere to all of WCFs policies, standards and guidance documents.

Discuss with other team members how the policies, standards and guidelines should be applied.

Attend any work related WCFs events as required.

This Job Description is not exhaustive, and the post holder may be required to undertake other duties from time to time consistent with the responsibility of this role. This Job Description is subject to periodic review and development.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • - NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent
  • - GCSE or equivalent in maths and English
  • - Proficient computer and keyboard
  • - Experience of dealing with the public/patients
  • - Involvement in using protocols and clinical guidelines
  • - Self-starter, able to work on own initiative, following set procedures and protocols
  • - Use of clinical system software e.g. SystmOne and Microsoft Office software
  • - Competent in basic healthcare assistant duties required for the post

Desirable

  • - DBS certified
  • - Experience of Primary Care
  • - Experience of visiting patients in their home setting
  • - Experience of working with patients with mental health problems
  • Clinical skills
  • - Phlebotomy
  • - Urinalysis and sample handling
  • - Blood glucose monitoring
  • - BP/Pulse/Temperature/Pulse Oximetry
  • - ECG
  • - Height/Weight/BMI
  • - Health promotion
  • - Diabetic foot checks

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

West Cambs Federation

Address

Unit 6, The Incubator

The Boulevard

Alconbury Weald

Cambs

PE28 4XA


Employer's website

https://www.westcambsfed.nhs.uk


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Health Care Assistant

National Health Service

Huntingdon, ANGL
2 days ago
Huntingdon, ANGL
2 days ago

Health Care Assistant

Hicks Group practice

The closing date is 07 March 2021

Job overview

The Hicks Group Practice are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Health Care Assistant (HCA) to support the GPs in providing high quality service to our patient population in primary care. This exciting opportunity is suitable for a highly motivated assistant looking for a new challenge and who would like to expand their skills.

We are looking for full time or part time, dedicated and committed HCA to join our friendly team. Previous experience of working in primary care is preferable however full training will be given.

Applicants should have relevant formal qualifications and have demonstrable experience and competence in the role of a HCA. Ideally the candidate should be competent in wound management, treatment room duties as a minimum.

Salary offered based on experience. NHS Pension Scheme is offered as part of employment.

Main duties of the job

The role includes a variety of skills, including phlebotomy, administering flu vaccines, health checks, INR clinics, dressings, BP, ECGs, spirometry, suture removal, diabetic foot checks and smoking cessation. Please refer to the job description, for full range of skills.

The HCA will work under direct supervision of the Nurse Team Leader and strictly in accordance with specific practice guidelines and protocols. The post-holder will be responsible for performing venepuncture to obtain blood samples.

Confidentiality is essential as patients entrust us with sensitive information in relation to their health matters, they do so with confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy.

The candidate should manage their time effectively , and take accountability for their own actions.

Experience with phlebotomy, ECGs, dressing and vaccine administration would be desirable but not essential.

About us

The Hicks Group Practice has four Partners, who employ Salary GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses, Health Care Assistants, admin and reception staff. The practice employee approx. 38 employees in total and all staff work across both sites. The practice has been in existence since the 1800's, the Charles Hicks Centre is located in Huntingdon, and Roman Gate Surgery is located in Godmanchester.

The registered list size is approx. 14500 and is the biggest in the Huntingdon area. The practice is committed to providing a high standard of care to our patients. We have an active Patient Forum, and our last CQC visit rated us as GOOD.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide comprehensive phlebotomy, health screening and health promotion support services to the GPs, other healthcare professionals and patients. Working under the direct supervision of the Nurse Team Leader and strictly in accordance with specific practice guidelines and protocols, the post-holder will be responsible for performing venepuncture to obtain blood samples from patients only as the result of a direct referral from a GP or Nurse Practitioner. This post has no supervisory, managerial or budgetary responsibility.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Ensuring that the patient is as comfortable and relaxed as possible and confirming their agreement to the collection of a blood sample.

  2. Collection of sample(s) of blood in accordance with training and procedures.

  3. Ensuring samples are stored in appropriate containers.

  4. Accurate, legible labelling of all samples to confirm patient identity.

  5. Checking patient identification against GP/Practice Nurse request and confirming with patient whenever possible.

  6. Recording collection of blood sample in patient record in accordance with practice procedure.

  7. Ensuring that samples are dispatched to the appropriate laboratories in a timely fashion.

  8. Ensuring that anomalies are reported to a senior member of staff.

  9. Notifying the GP/Practice Nurse of any significant patient issues.

  10. To maintain equipment stock levels as agreed with the Nurse Team Leader.

  11. Assist the GP with minor surgery procedures.

  12. To provide chaperone duties as required.

  13. To assist the Anticoagulation Specialist Nurse deliver a weekly practice based INR clinic.

  14. To carry out new patient health checks on newly registered patients.

  15. Work with the Nurse Team Leader to provide several winter flu vaccination clinics.

  16. To wash, clean and sterilise all used surgical instruments.

  17. To perform on the same day any urgent referrals from GPs e.g. ECG.

  18. Ensure that all blood, urine and other specimens are ready for dispatch by 11:45 daily.

  19. Clear all consulting rooms of used instruments, dirty bed lined between clinics.

  20. Liaising with and assisting members of the administrative team.

    Confidentiality

  1. In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately.

  2. In the performance of the duties outlined in this job description, the post holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential.

  3. Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.

    Personal Qualities

    The post holder will have regular contact with the public and will enjoy helping people of all ages and backgrounds. An outgoing personality, patience, tact, stamina and good communication skills as well as a high commitment to team work.

    Flexibility

    This job profile is intended to provide a broad outline of the main responsibilities only; the post holder will need to be flexible in developing the role.

    Personal/Professional Development

    The post holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the practice as part of this employment, such training to include:

  1. Annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development.

  2. To take responsibility for own development, learning, performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work.

    Quality

    The post holder will strive to maintain quality within the practice, and will:

  1. Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk.

  2. Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions.

  3. Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the teams performance.

  4. Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients needs.

  5. Effectively manage own time, workload and resources.

    Equal Opportunities

    The practice is committed to Equal Opportunities in employment and seeks to eliminate unlawful racial, sexual or disability discrimination, to promote equality of opportunity and promote good relations between staff.

    Confidentiality

    The post holder must maintain the confidentiality of information about patients, staff and other health service providers at all times. The work is of a confidential nature and information gained must not be communicated to other persons except in the recognised course of duty.

Data Protection

All employees must adhere to the practices policy on the protection and use of personal information, which provides guidance on the use and disclosure of information. The practice also has a range of policies for the use of computer equipment and computer generated information. These policies detail the employees legal obligations and include references to current legislation.

Health and Safety

The post holder must be aware of the responsibilities placed on them under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) to ensure that the agreed procedures are carried out to maintain a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff.

No Smoking Policy

The practice is a no smoking organisation therefore staff are not permitted to smoke whilst on duty. All practice staff are expected to recognise their role as ambassadors for a healthy lifestyle. The practice disciplinary procedure will be evoked if a member of staff does not comply with this policy.

Codes of Conduct

The practice requires the highest standards of personal and professional conduct.

Other Information

The post holder will work at the Charles Hicks Centre. The job description will change by mutual agreement, in such instances the post holder will be issued with an amendment or given a new job description. All post holders are expected to:

  1. Adhere to practice policies and procedures.

  2. Familiarise themselves with the practice Staff Handbook.

  3. Continue personal and professional development in order to maintain their skill levels and participate in the appraisal process and any training and development that is identified.

  4. Respect the confidentiality of patients and colleagues and the practice. All staff are expected to adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998.

    The job description is not definitive or exhaustive and may be reviewed in the light of changing circumstances at a personal or practice level. Any changes will be made in consultation with the post holder through the appraisal and review process.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Evidence of previous qualification and clinical skills e.g. - NVQ 3.

Desirable

  • Ideally the candidate should be competent in wound management, treatment room duties as a minimum.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within a nursing team
  • Experience of working in a confidential environment

Desirable

  • Experience of working in Primary Care
  • Experience of wound management
  • Experience in Phlebotomy

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Hicks Group practice

Address

75 Ermine Street

Huntingdon

Cambridgeshire

PE29 3EZ


Employer's website

https://www.charleshicksmedicalcentre.nhs.uk/

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Health Care Assistant (HCA)

National Health Service

Rushden, MID
5 days ago
Rushden, MID
5 days ago

Health Care Assistant (HCA)

Rushden Medical Centre

The closing date is 05 March 2021

Job overview

Rushden Medical Centre is an established GP Practice located in the heart of Rushden providing excellent care to over 11,000 patients. As the practice grows, we are looking for an additional experienced Health Care Assistant to join their expanding team and work alongside our current HCA. Teamwork and mutual support is integral to our working practices and we offer a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Health Care Assistant who will work part/full time. As the role of the HCA, you will assist the GP's and nursing team to delivery safe, high quality primary care services to our patients.

Main duties of the job

Key Responsibilities:

  • Venipuncture
  • Wound care/dressings
  • Routine blood pressures/blood glucose
  • ABPM
  • Flu vaccinations including nasal flu. vitamin B12 and pneumovac.
  • ECGs
  • Urinalysis
  • NHS health checks
  • Temperature, pulse and respiratory rate
  • Weight, height, waist circumference and Body Mass Index Measurement of legs for compression hosiery
  • Doppler ultrasound measurement working with registered nurse
  • Obtain venous blood samples from individuals for investigation if required
  • Processing and management of laboratory samples requested by Doctors/Nurses
  • Administer selected vaccines in accordance with the national schedule and legal authorisation
  • Undertake vaccine/cold chain storage, monitoring and recording
  • Assist clinicians carrying out minor surgical procedures including sterilising, cleansing and maintenance of surgical equipment
  • Prepare and maintain environments and equipment before, during and after patient care interventions

About us

Rushden Medical Centre is an established GP Practice located in the heart of Rushden providing excellent care to over 11,000 patients.

We are forward thinking, friendly and modern practice. Teamwork and mutual support are integral to our working practices and the suitable candidate but share this vision.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be successful you should be able to:

  • Prepare and maintain environments and equipment before, during and after patient care interventions
  • Monitor and order stock levels and equipment.
  • Responsible for the security, care and maintenance of equipment ensuring standards of infection control and safety are maintained.
  • Act as chaperone as required/instructed
  • Maintenance of accurate and legible patient records in line with organisational requirements
  • Ensure that confidentiality, privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients are maintained and in line with organisational policy
  • Work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary general practice team and other healthcare professionals to promote integrated pathways of care to meet patient needs.
  • Effective communication with patients, carers and all members of the Practice Effective prioritisation and completion of daily work
  • Ensure clinical practice is safe and effective and remains within boundaries of competence and to acknowledge limitations.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Basic English and Maths GCSE C and above (new grade 4 and above). Ability to accept training, coaching and guidance (in prep for Care Certificate study).

Desirable

  • Previous healthcare experience in Primary Care clinical role. Qualified to NVQ level 3 Specialist qualification in advanced role. Extensive CPD

Experience

Essential

  • Experience as HCA or health support worker within a health care setting and/or primary care Can work to a high standard of care under supervision Understands impact of national and local issues on patients and services. Competent in a full range of HCA duties. Able to evidence quality care to patients. Evidence of ongoing professional development. Can evidence strong interpersonal &communication skills. Works well in a team. Effective time management and organisational skills. Ability to work independently following verbal or written instructions. Adaptable to change. Computer literate; knowledge of clinical IT systems. Proficient & accurate in record keeping.

Desirable

  • Worked in senior HCA role Act as mentor for other healthcare staff Undertaken and/or contributed to clinical audit Advanced range of HCA skills. Basic first aid certificate Sound understanding of Health and safety & application to practice Sound understanding of Infection Prevention & Control & application to practice. IT qualification.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Rushden Medical Centre

Address

Adnitt Road

Rushden

Northamptonshire

NN10 9TR


Employer's website

https://www.rushdenmedicalcentre.com/

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Health Care Assistant

National Health Service

Springbank Ward Fulbourn Hospital, ANGL
2 days ago
Springbank Ward Fulbourn Hospital, ANGL
£18.005k - £19.337k Per Year
2 days ago
£18.005k - £19.337k Per Year

Job Reference: 310-ASMH-2944714

Employer:
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Personality Disorders
Location:
Springbank Ward Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge
Salary:
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata

Are you looking for career development in Adult Mental Health Specialising in a unique Personality Disorder Service?

Located in the vibrant University City of Cambridge, Springbank Ward at Fulbourn Hospital provides exceptional career development opportunities in the recovery focused care of adult females experiencing difficulties associated with a diagnosis of Borderline personality Disorder.

We are currently looking to recruit experienced, enthusiastic and motivated band 2 Healthcare Assistants to join our Springbank team, to provide an innovative and forward thinking service as we continue to develop and improve our multidisciplinary specialist inpatient service.

Springbank Ward is a 12 bedded treatment and recovery focused unit located within Fulbourn Hospital. With an admission pathway up to 12 months we aim to provide a therapeutic and collaborative environment offering a structured 12 month treatment pathway focusing on DBT skills training, psychosocial interventions and individual recovery plans.

With a disorder often arising from psychosocial adversity we focus on proactive, targeted interventions focused on supporting individuals to build a meaningful life through engagement in work or other meaningful activity through established links with the Cambridge Recovery College.

The focus during the stay on the ward is on-going assessment, treatment, care and recovery, enabling service users to attain a position in which they feel safe and able to take on the challenges that exist for them in the community.

We believe in truly collaborative care, support and positive risk taking.

We are seeking to recruit caring and compassionate Healthcare Assistants to provide high quality care to our patients on Springbank and in return we will provide you with excellent personal and career development opportunities.

We are keen to support and develop our staff with CPD options and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust. The service provides an in-house education progrmme and we have close links with Anglia Ruskin University. The ward embraces ongoing training as a part of daily work. This includes both peer group training and profession-specific cascade learning including progression on a pathway to Mental Health training

We also offer regular individual and group supervision.

In addition, we offer a 4 day induction on commencement in post. Other benefits from joining us are:

  • Annual leave allowance 27 days plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Full-time/Part-time or job share opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Free on-site parking at Fulbourn
  • Stress awareness training
  • Mindfulness training
  • Counselling service

Please see the links below as it may give more insight into the work we do here at Springbank. Please note the applicant must hold a basic level of knowledge relating to the diagnosis of Personality Disorder and have a keen interest in working with this client group.

  • BBC News article (2019)
  • BBC News article (2020)
  • BBC Look East documentary
  • BBC Look East follow-up documentary
  • Interview by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • BBC Radio 4 interview (starting at minute 25)

For further details / informal visits contact:

Siobhan O' Kane

Ward Manager

Springbank Ward

siobhan.okane@cpft.nhs.uk

01223 219493



Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community.

We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people and members of our BAME and LGBTQ+ communities. For further information about our positive equality, diversity and Inclusion work, please email edi@cpft.nhs.uk.

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances.

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ & who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are ‘at risk’ please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration.

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) & references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation.

In submitting an application form, you authorise CPFT to check any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system.

We reserve the right to close adverts early should we receive sufficient applications.

COVID-19 / Face-to-Face interviews are currently not permitted, therefore will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.

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Healthcare Assistant (HCA)

CPW Resourcing Ltd T/a Healthcare Professionals

Peterborough, ANGL
2 days ago
Peterborough, ANGL
£8 - £9 Per Hour
2 days ago
£8 - £9 Per Hour
HcP Group are recruiting Band 2 Healthcare Assistant (HCA) with experience for NHS and Private Care Homes within Peterborough region.
HcP Group are one of the UK’s leading NHS Framework Supply Agencies and Approved supplier to all the Major NHS and Private Hospital Groups we have an unprecedented selection of roles available with immediate start for you.
Are you a Band 2 Healthcare Assistant (HCA) with a skill set within Mental Health wards and would like to become a locum within several large NHS & community hospitals based in and around Peterborough?
Can you commit to a full locum role? or even to cover vacancies on an Ad-Hoc basis?
Job Role Requirements
  • Band 2 Healthcare Assistant (HCA)
  • Successful candidates must have an NHS/Private Sector background
  • Must have the willingness to contribute to the department and interact with the busy Team
  • Able to work for day shifts (variety of rota’s)
  • Locum post
  • Minimum 6 months’ experience in NHS Hospital
Benefits
  • Industry leading pay rates
  • Fast track and Simple registration process
  • Dedicated consultants on hand to help 7 days a week
  • Reliable and Accurate Payroll
  • Help with training arrangements and immunisation reports
  • Lucrative referral scheme
  • Choice of part-time or long-term assignments
  • On call service
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Healthcare Assistant

National Health Service

City Care Centre, Peterborough, ANGL
5 days ago
City Care Centre, Peterborough, ANGL
£18.005k - £19.337k Per Year
5 days ago
£18.005k - £19.337k Per Year

Job Reference: 310-OPAC-2969775

Employer:
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Older People & Adults Community
Location:
City Care Centre, Peterborough
Salary:
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata

We are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Healthcare Assistants to join the Intermediate Care Unit based at the City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6DB. You will need to have drive and a real commitment to help us strive to achieve the best possible care for our service users. If you have some experience of providing personal care and would like the challenge of working with patients who have a variety of rehabilitation needs, this role will offer you the opportunity to make a real difference to the patients in our community wards.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times. This post is open to professionals with the right attributes to enhance a team.

In return we will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within your role. We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) provides integrated community and mental health, learning disability and social care services of the highest standard due to our continued commitment to quality and service improvement. We aim to support people of all ages to achieve the very best they can for their health and well being. To ensure that we achieve this goal we look to recruit candidates of a high calibre that share our passion for delivering excellent service user care, research and education.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Steven Fountain - Nurse Unit Manager

01733 847125



Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community.

We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people and members of our BAME and LGBTQ+ communities. For further information about our positive equality, diversity and Inclusion work, please email edi@cpft.nhs.uk.

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances.

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ & who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are ‘at risk’ please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration.

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) & references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation.

In submitting an application form, you authorise CPFT to check any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system.

We reserve the right to close adverts early should we receive sufficient applications.

COVID-19 / Face-to-Face interviews are currently not permitted, therefore will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.

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Healthcare Assistant

Peterborough

Bedford, HC
22 days ago
Bedford, HC
22 days ago

About the role

Are you looking to join our remarkable team of Care Assistants who spend every day making a difference to people’s lives?
We are looking for compassionate, kind and supportive people to become part of our proud team at Advantage Healthcare.

We are looking to recruit Care Assistants, Support Workers, Care Workers, Healthcare Assistants in the following areas: Peterborough, Norwich, Leicester, Cambridge, Bedford, Sleaford, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Stamford, Hoveton, Norfolk. 

We can offer you:

  • £8.72 - £13.00 per hour
  • Weekly pay plus holiday pay 
  • Flexible working hours
  • On-going FREE training and development opportunities 
  • Free Uniform

In return, we’d like you to have:

  • Excellent communication skills, written, verbal and listening
  • A caring and compassionate attitude
  • The ability to commit to regular (flexible) hours
  • 3 months experience working in care in the UK

If you have any of the following experience, it will support your application – but even if you don’t we can still offer FREE training in all these areas:

  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilation care
  • Medication management
  • Catheter care
  • Manual handling
  • Spinal Injury
  • ABI
  • Epilepsy
  • Experience of working with clients with complex care needs

Advantage Healthcare is a leading care provider who puts care at the heart of everything we do. We support a range of clients varying in age and care requirements which can include mental health, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and clients with more complex clinical needs.
As a Care Assistant duties will vary dependent on each client’s individual care plan. These may include personal care, assistance with moving and handling, support with community outings and medication administration.  

 

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Healthcare Assistant (HCA)

CPW Resourcing Ltd T/a Healthcare Professionals

Cambridge, ANGL
4 days ago
Cambridge, ANGL
£8 - £9 Per Hour
4 days ago
£8 - £9 Per Hour
HcP Group are recruiting Band 2 Healthcare Assistant (HCA) with experience for NHS and Private Care Homes within Cambridge region.
HcP Group are one of the UK’s leading NHS Framework Supply Agencies and Approved supplier to all the Major NHS and Private Hospital Groups we have an unprecedented selection of roles available with immediate start for you.
Are you a Band 2 Healthcare Assistant (HCA) with a skill set within Mental Health wards and would like to become a locum within several large NHS & community hospitals based in and around Cambridge?
Can you commit to a full locum role? or even to cover vacancies on an Ad-Hoc basis?
Job Role Requirements
  • Band 2 Healthcare Assistant (HCA)
  • Successful candidates must have an NHS/Private Sector background
  • Must have the willingness to contribute to the department and interact with the busy Team
  • Able to work for day shifts (variety of rota’s)
  • Locum post
  • Minimum 6 months’ experience in NHS Hospital
Benefits
  • Industry leading pay rates
  • Fast track and Simple registration process
  • Dedicated consultants on hand to help 7 days a week
  • Reliable and Accurate Payroll
  • Help with training arrangements and immunisation reports
  • Lucrative referral scheme
  • Choice of part-time or long-term assignments
  • On call service
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Healthcare Assistant

National Health Service

Cavell Centre, ANGL
Today
Cavell Centre, ANGL
£19.737k - £21.142k Per Year
Today
£19.737k - £21.142k Per Year

Job Reference: 310-ASMH-2911619

Employer:
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Adult & Specialist Mental Health
Location:
Cavell Centre, Peterborough
Salary:
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum pro rata

Do you have excellent communication and positive attitude?

Do you have a commitment to provide excellent care for a wide range of mental health?

If you believe that your contribution, as part of a multi-disciplinary team can make a difference then look no further!!

We currently have an opportunity for fulltime enthusiastic and motivated Healthcare Assistant to join our Acute Assessment Unit (AAU) based at Edit Cavell Centre, Peterborough. Successful candidates will need to provide a high standard of direct care and have an understanding of the promotion of mental health and well-being.

We at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) strive to provide excellent quality mental health, children's community and learning disability care of the highest standard to our service users due to our continued commitment to quality and service improvement. We aim to support people of all ages to achieve the very best they can for their health and wellbeing. To ensure that we achieve this goal we look to recruit candidates of a high calibre that share our passion for delivering excellent service user care, research and education.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the selection process, you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring check.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we positively encourage applications from people who have experienced mental health issues.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

To find out information regarding CPFT, such as staff benefits, locations and services please visit our website.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kike Abioye - Ward Manager

kike.abioye@cpft.nhs.uk

01733 718618



Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community.

We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people and members of our BAME and LGBTQ+ communities. For further information about our positive equality, diversity and Inclusion work, please email edi@cpft.nhs.uk.

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances.

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ & who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are ‘at risk’ please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration.

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) & references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation.

In submitting an application form, you authorise CPFT to check any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system.

We reserve the right to close adverts early should we receive sufficient applications.

COVID-19 / Face-to-Face interviews are currently not permitted, therefore will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.

Job Type

Full Time

Posted

2 days ago

Description

Health Care Assistant SMI

West Cambs Federation

The closing date is 24 February 2021

Job overview

We are a forward thinking, enthusiastic GP Federation with a focus on supporting our member practices to provide the best possible patient care.

West Cambs Federation are recruiting Healthcare Assistants to carry out physical health checks for patients with mental illness. We are seeking motivated and committed Healthcare Assistants to carry out this important work.

Main duties of the job

A background in Mental Health would be useful, but is not essential as full training will be given. You will work in partnership with families and carers to ensure patients needs are fully met.

About us

You will also be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing medical monitoring for patients with eating disorders. You will also receive training in this field.

This post will initially be on a fixed term one year contract.

If you would like to join our organisation and be part of this exciting project please see the attached job description and person specification.

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Health Care Assistant SMI

REPORTS TO: Clinical Lead

DIRECT REPORTS: N/a

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JOB SUMMARY:

To undertake physical health checks for adults with a diagnosed serious mental illness (SMI)and/or an eating disorder (AED) with the aim of improving health outcomes. This help will include proactively engaging with this group of patients and supported them to access other services as needed.

MAIN DUTIES AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The post holder will provide high quality care to patients under the guidance of a Registered Practitioner in a caring, compassionate, and sensitive manner. Assist in the delivery of primary health care effectively and efficiently.

To work closely with both primary care and specialist/ community mental health services to promote good health.

To proactively outreach to patients who are struggling to engage.

To support patients to access health promotion, screening services, LTC annual health checks, medication reviews and public health campaigns.

Successful applicants may also be asked to carry out physical health care checks on mild to moderate stable and engaged adult patients with eating disorders.

Providing required information to decision-makers (specialist eating disorder services and GPs) based on medical monitoring results, to enable medication prescription and management of co morbidities according to guidelines and /or advice from specialist AEDs.

Proactive follow up of patients who do not attend for medical monitoring or who refuse to accept recommended treatment (co-ordinating with specialist AEDS where required)

Recognise signs of relapse in mental health, increases in risk or change in social care needs and alert the responsible professional and multidisciplinary team.

Undertake clinical procedures as required, which may include but are not limited to:

- Height checks

- Weight checks

- ECG

- Blood pressure checks (manual and automated)

- Pulse and temperature checks

- Pulse oximetry

- Waist measurements

- Urinalysis

- Phlebotomy

- Sample handling

Effectively communicate with patients, carers, and colleagues.

Provide clear and accurate documentation.

Confidentiality:

Ensure that confidentiality, privacy, dignity and the needs and beliefs of patients are maintained and complies with legislation regarding the protection of personal and sensitive data, in line with West Cambs GP Federations (WCF) Data Protection and Confidentiality Policy. This includes but is not limited to:

While seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately.

The post-holder will have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, WCF staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to WCF as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as confidential.

Safeguarding Adults and Children:

It is the duty of all staff working for WCF to safeguard children and adults, report any concerns and undertaking safeguarding training at an appropriate level, in line with WCFs mandatory training requirements and the WCF Safeguarding Policy.

Health and Safety:

Participates in risk assessment and assists in the promotion and maintenance of own and others health, safety, and security, in line with WCFs Health and Safety Policy. This includes but is not limited to:

Using personal security systems within the workplace according to WCF guidelines.

Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks.

Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills.

Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy and safe manner, free from hazards and reporting safety and infection hazards immediately when recognised.

Ensure clinical practice is safe and effective and remains within the boundaries of competence, acknowledging limitations.

Undertaking periodic infection control training.

Quality Assurance, Governance and Risk Management:

Ensure all care and services are always delivered to the highest standard.

Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision.

Ensure that any complaints or incidents are identified and reported in accordance with WCF policies and procedures and expected professional practice.

Participates in and utilises the audit cycle as a means of evaluating the quality of work of self and suggest improvements where required.

Manage and assess risk within areas of responsibility, ensuring adequate measures are in place to protect patients and staff, alerting other team members to any issues of quality or risk.

Effectively manage and prioritise own time, workload and performance.

Communication:

Utilise and demonstrate effective and sensitive communication styles to ensure patients are fully informed and consent to treatment.

Communicate effectively with patients, carers and colleagues, recognising the need for alternative methods of communication to overcome different levels of understanding, cultural background and preferred ways of communicating.

Communicate with and support patients who are receiving complex or emotionally sensitive information.

Liaise and maintain effective communication with external stakeholders.

Equality and Diversity:

The post holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, acting in a way that recognises the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with current legislation and WCFs Equality and Diversity Policy.

Teamworking:

Work as an effective and responsible team member, supporting others and exploring mechanisms to develop new ways of working.

Adopt the principles of safe practice and assessment of competence.

Work effectively with others to clearly define values, direction and policies impacting upon care delivery.

Learning and Development:

Participate in any mandatory or ad-hoc training programme as directed by the WCF to aid, support and maintain your own personal and professional development in the role.

Take responsibility for your own learning, development and performance, including participating in clinical supervision and annual appraisal.

Contribute to the development of local guidelines, protocols and standards.

Administration:

Undertake administrative and professional duties, which may include but are not limited to:

Assisting with the collection and collation of data on needs related to health and well-being.

Collecting lifestyle data from patients including smoking status, alcohol consumption and exercise.

Recording accurate general data or clinical information in patient records, manually or electronically.

Source and maintain relevant information leaflets and literature for patient displays.

Attend and participate in Team meetings as required.

Other administrative duties as directed by the Clinical Lead.

Policies and Procedures:

The post holder will:

Ensure they are familiar with and adhere to all of WCFs policies, standards and guidance documents.

Discuss with other team members how the policies, standards and guidelines should be applied.

Attend any work related WCFs events as required.

This Job Description is not exhaustive, and the post holder may be required to undertake other duties from time to time consistent with the responsibility of this role. This Job Description is subject to periodic review and development.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • - NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent
  • - GCSE or equivalent in maths and English
  • - Proficient computer and keyboard
  • - Experience of dealing with the public/patients
  • - Involvement in using protocols and clinical guidelines
  • - Self-starter, able to work on own initiative, following set procedures and protocols
  • - Use of clinical system software e.g. SystmOne and Microsoft Office software
  • - Competent in basic healthcare assistant duties required for the post

Desirable

  • - DBS certified
  • - Experience of Primary Care
  • - Experience of visiting patients in their home setting
  • - Experience of working with patients with mental health problems
  • Clinical skills
  • - Phlebotomy
  • - Urinalysis and sample handling
  • - Blood glucose monitoring
  • - BP/Pulse/Temperature/Pulse Oximetry
  • - ECG
  • - Height/Weight/BMI
  • - Health promotion
  • - Diabetic foot checks

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

West Cambs Federation

Address

Unit 6, The Incubator

The Boulevard

Alconbury Weald

Cambs

PE28 4XA


Employer's website

https://www.westcambsfed.nhs.uk