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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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Healthcare Assistant

National Health Service

Kettering General Hospital, MID
1 day ago
Kettering General Hospital, MID
£18.005k - £19.337k Per Year
1 day ago
£18.005k - £19.337k Per Year

Job Reference: 264-2478719-HCA-E

Employer:
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Medicine
Location:
Kettering General Hospital, Kettering
Salary:
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum/pro rata

Do you want to work for a team who CARES?If you are a health care assistant currently working in the NHS or the private care sector and hold an NVQ level 2/3 we would love to meet you. We would welcome applications from those individuals with overseas nursing qualifications and who have the right to work in the UK who would like to study for OET/CBT/OSCE to become a registered nurse or those interested in accessing training to become a Trainee Nurse Associate.
Why you should work for us
• Great learning and development opportunities to enable all staff to fulfil their potential
• A fully supported induction programme
• Salary sacrifice - childcare, electronics and cars
• NHS agenda for change terms and conditions
• A generous annual leave provision
• NHS pension
• Annual appraisal and personal development plans
• Flexible working – full and part time vacancies available including a wide range of shift patternsYou should be able to and prepare to work a 24/7 rota.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Recruitment Services by emailing kgh-tr.Advertising.Recruitment@nhs.net



Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you via a TRAC system account.

Please submit your application as soon as possible; we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications.

We are an equal opportunities employer; we aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. This includes members of our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, especially in relation to senior posts within at KGH.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Kettering General Hospital (KGH) NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process. Including factual reference, occupational health clearance and statutory and mandatory training record.

If your role requires you to have a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining this (£50).This amount will be reclaimed from your first salary. It is also recommended that following your DBS check you subscribe to the DBS update service.

Please note that news starters with KGH are subject to a six month probationary period.

"Safeguarding is everyone's business. KGH considers safeguarding a priority amongst its citizen's and a key value for all employed to the service."

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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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Home Care Assistant

accord group

Kettering, MID
27 days ago
Kettering, MID
27 days ago

Home Care Assistant - Kettering - Days - £9.25 per hour


Is it time for a New Career? Join the UK`s leading non-profit organisation - we are currently offering guaranteed contracted hours of 10-15 hours a week in our Northampton / Kettering branch


Have you ever thought of a career in care? Come and do what you do best and get paid for it. We have opportunities for experienced and non-experienced home carers, working out in your local community - we have an opportunity to suit everyone.


Working in home care out in your local community offers flexibility around existing commitments, variety and diversity, and the opportunity to gain qualifications while you work. If you are passionate about helping people, you have a positive attitude and you`re enthusiastic about making a difference, call us today to find out more about the opportunities we have in care.


Join Direct Health part of Accord one of the largest housing and social care organisations in the Midlands, and we offer a range of benefits, including:



  • A great place to work with friendly and supportive teams

  • The opportunity for you to learn, develop and progress with us

  • Tailored specialist care induction

  • Opportunity to complete Health and Social Care qualifications

  • Paid Milage

  • Opportunity to complete Health and Social Care qualifications

  • A generous package of terms and conditions, including:

    • Occupational sick pay

    • Additional holiday entitlement

    • Enhanced holiday entitlement

    • Free DBS check and uniform

    • A `refer a friend` payment

    • Company mobile phone




As a Home Care Assistant your duties will vary and no day will be the same. Some examples of duties are:



  • Provide support to our residents who have a variety of care needs

  • Carrying out all aspects of personal care, including dressing, washing and toileting

  • Encourage and motivate the residents to get involved with social activities

  • Complete and update various records


To be considered for this role you must be:



  • Committed to helping others

  • Hold a full UK Driving licence

  • Have access to your own vehicle for work purpose

  • Be willing to travel


To apply for the role simply click the apply now button or you can also send your CV to sarah.gilbert@direct-health.co.uk - We will be in touch with you to discuss our pre-screening process.


If you would like to discuss the opportunities we have, please send us your details by texting the word APPLY and the job reference number to 80818 and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your application or give us a call direct on 07884 865074 or 03300 244 919


We look forward to hearing from you


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Healthcare Assistant

National Health Service

Kettering, MID
2 days ago
Kettering, MID
£1.681k - £17.23k Per Year
2 days ago
£1.681k - £17.23k Per Year

Job Reference: J183-KETTERING

Employer:
Central Advertising - Other
Location:
Kettering
Salary:
£10.25 - 1£4.00

This advertisement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.


Are you experienced in providing Complex Care to children and young people?

Apollo Home Healthcare is seeking experienced Healthcare Assistants to support a young child with complex care needs.

We are looking for dedicated and compassionate Healthcare Assistants who are passionate about their job, enjoy delivering one to one support and who can build positive relationships with our service users and their families.

Our service user is a young girl who lives with her family and siblings in Northampton.

Prior to the current lockdown, she attended school throughout the week where she likes spending time with her friends and teachers.

Playtime is a big part of this role and she really enjoys playing with musical instruments, taking part in sensory and messy play, and playing outdoors. She also enjoys imaginative play, dressing up as a princess and playing with her favourite dolls!

She is also a big fan of CBeebies, especially Mr. Tumble who she enjoys watching on TV.

Initially she can be shy, so our ideal candidate will have a passion for working with children and able to engage and build a strong positive relationship with our service user.

You will also be happy to interact, engage and take part in the activities she enjoys.

Essential Experience Required

  • 6 months previous care experience
  • Medication Administration
  • Personal Care
  • Moving and Handling

Desirable Experience

  • Gastrostomy Care (PEG Feeding)
  • Knowledge of Cerebral Palsy
  • Knowledge of Scoliosis
  • Knowledge of Dystonia

We have the following shifts available;

  • Tuesday - 10am - 3pm
  • Thursday 10pm - 8am

This is a personally rewarding role where you can build on your clinical skills and experience, whilst delivering exceptional care and support to our service user and really making an impact on her day to day life.


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Healthcare Assistant

National Health Service

Northampton, MID
2 days ago
Northampton, MID
£17.23k - £23.534k Per Year
2 days ago
£17.23k - £23.534k Per Year

Job Reference: J183-NORTHAMPTON

Employer:
Central Advertising - Other
Location:
Northampton
Salary:
£10.25 - £14.00

This advertisement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.


Are you experienced in providing Complex Care to children and young people?

Apollo Home Healthcare is seeking experienced Healthcare Assistants to support a young girl with complex care needs, at her home in Northampton.

We are looking for dedicated and compassionate Healthcare Assistants who are passionate about their job, enjoy delivering one to one support and who can build positive relationships with our service users and their families.

Our service user is a lovely young girl who lives at home with her family and younger sibling.

She enjoys interacting with her care team in activities such as music therapy and sensory related playtime. She also likes to play on her iPad.

Our service user’s condition has affected her muscle tone and mobility and her care team will be involved in encouraging physio stretches, exercises and therapies daily.

Our ideal applicant will have a genuine interest for working with children and be happy to engage and partake in the activities she enjoys. You will also have a calm and re-assuring nature, in order to encourage sleep, as our service user can become un-settled during the night.

Essential Experience Required

  • 6 months previous care experience
  • Medication Administration
  • Personal Care
  • Moving and Handling

Desirable Experience

  • Nasogastric Care (NG Tube)
  • Speech & mobility rehabilitation

We have the following shifts available;

  • Part Time Evenings - 3pm - 9.30pm
  • Part Time Night - 9pm - 7am

This is a personally rewarding role where you can build on your clinical skills and experience, whilst delivering exceptional care and support to our service user and really making an impact on her day to day life.


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Home Care Assistant

accord group

Kettering, MID
30+ days ago
Kettering, MID
30+ days ago

Home Care Assistant - Kettering - Days - £9.25 per hour


It`s the New Year....Is it time for a New Career? Join the UK`s leading non-profit organisation!


Have you ever thought of a career in care? Come and do what you do best and get paid for it. We have opportunities for experienced and non-experienced home carers, working out in your local community - we have an opportunity to suit everyone.


Working in home care out in your local community offers flexibility around existing commitments, variety and diversity, and the opportunity to gain qualifications while you work. If you are passionate about helping people, you have a positive attitude and you`re enthusiastic about making a difference, call us today to find out more about the opportunities we have in care.


Join Direct Health, part of Accord, one of the largest housing and social care organisations in the Midlands. We offer a range of benefits, including:



  • A great place to work with friendly and supportive teams

  • The opportunity for you to learn, develop and progress with us

  • Tailored specialist care induction

  • Opportunity to complete Health and Social Care qualifications

  • Paid Mileage

  • Opportunity to complete Health and Social Care qualifications

  • A generous package of terms and conditions, including:

    • Occupational sick pay

    • Additional holiday entitlement

    • Enhanced holiday entitlement

    • Free DBS check and uniform

    • A `refer a friend` payment

    • Company mobile phone




As a Home Care Assistant your duties will vary and no day will be the same. Some examples of duties are:



  • Provide support to our residents who have a variety of care needs

  • Carrying out all aspects of personal care, including dressing, washing and toileting

  • Encourage and motivate the residents to get involved with social activities

  • Complete and update various records


To be considered for this role you must be:



  • Committed to helping others

  • Hold a full UK Driving licence

  • Have access to your own vehicle for work purpose

  • Be willing to travel


To apply for the role simply click the apply now button or you can also send your CV to recruitment@direct-health.co.uk - We will be in touch with you to discuss our pre-screening process.


If you would like to discuss the opportunities we have, please send us your details by texting the word APPLY and the job reference number to 80818 and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your application or give us a call direct on 07884 865074 or 03300 244 919


We look forward to hearing from you!


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Healthcare Assistant

National Health Service

Hazelwood ward, MID
2 days ago
Hazelwood ward, MID
£18.005k - £19.337k Per Year
2 days ago
£18.005k - £19.337k Per Year

Job Reference: 270-TB884-ACS

Employer:
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Community Hospitals
Location:
Hazelwood ward, isebrook hospital, wellingborough
Salary:
£18,005 - £19,337 pa pro rata

Band 2 vacancy for HCA at Hazelwood Ward - up to 34.5 hours per week (minimum 25 per week) with internal rotation onto nights.

This is an exciting time for Northamptonshire Community Hospitals as we continue to widen our provision of care to enable care closer to home for patients. This includes providing step up and step down facilities to avoid acute hospital admissions and facilitate early discharge. Responding to patients with long-term conditions and rehabilitation needs.

We are currently recruiting additional Health Care Assistants to implement care interventions for patients under the supervision of a qualified practitioner, supporting patient focused goals and patient safety. You will contribute to the evaluations of care interventions and assessment of patient needs. We are seeking motivated individuals with good communication skills and willingness to learn and undertake further training.

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust (NHFT) is proud to announce the implementation of a specific Non-Registered Staff Induction program to reflect national changes in the way staff employed within bands 2-4 clinical posts. NHFT has committed to providing on-going investment into the induction and continued professional development of all new and existing staff employed within these valuable roles.

The Non-Registered Staff Induction program includes the Care Certificate which provides clear evidence to employers, patients and people who receive care and support that the health or social care support worker in front of them has been assessed against a specific set of standards and has demonstrated they have the skills, knowledge and behaviours to ensure that they provide compassionate and high quality care and support. All staff attending the induction program will be supported for a period of up to twelve weeks to complete both the knowledge and practical observations required to meet the specified criteria, contained within the Care Certificate framework. Staff will initially commence in roles supported by allocated supervisors from the clinical environment, and a dedicated Care Certificate Assessor who will maintain contact throughout the induction period completing practical observations whilst providing on-going support to complete the induction program.

NHFT welcomes applications from people, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status or pregnancy or maternity status.

We would encourage applications from groups who are currently underrepresented in the organisation. In particular, applications from disabled people (with both visible and non-visible disabilities), people from black and minority ethnic communities and lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) people.

NHFT is committed to building a diverse workforce, ensuring staff are treated fairly at work and ensuring all staff have the learning and development they need on equality in order to undertake their job role.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information please contact Vanessa Cross: Practice and Service Development Facilitator for the Community Hospitals on vanessa.cross@nhft.nhs.uk



NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to several prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire etc.

It is our vision to be a leading provider of outstanding, compassionate care. Our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection recognised this with an ‘Outstanding’ rating overall, as well as an ‘Outstanding’ rating for the Caring domain. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to delivering outstanding compassionate care and also commit to the Trust mission statement: Making a difference for you, with you. Our vision, mission and values are all part of the roadmap for all we do.

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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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Healthcare Assistant

National Health Service

Northampton, MID
2 days ago
Northampton, MID
£17.347k - £17.347k Per Year
2 days ago
£17.347k - £17.347k Per Year

Job Reference: L28-HCA

Employer:
St Andrew’s Healthcare
Department:
ASD & Learning Disabilities
Location:
Northampton
Salary:
From £17,347 plus enhancements

Support Worker– ASD & Learning Disabilities Division

Northampton

Salary From £17,347 plus enhancements

Full time - 37.5 hours per week

St Andrew’s ASD and Learning Disability Division seeks to improve the quality of life and reduce risk, in the least restrictive way possible, for individuals with a learning disability and/or ASD often with complex presentations. We provide assessment, resulting in a comprehensive formulation that informs the development and implementation of personalised, evidence based therapeutic interventions. Care is delivered across several facilities in Northampton, ranging from Medium Secure, Low Secure and non secure rehabilitation services.

What we provide

The learning Disability part of the Division works with adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or other neuro‐developmental disorders who have offended or engage in challenging behaviours. Both Pathways provides a range of adapted treatment and offence related programme(s).

Staffing in both the LD and ASD pathways consists of a full Multi disciplinary team which includes specialists in Learning Disability and Autism. All staff undertake specialist foundation training in Learning Disability Awareness as well as Autism Awareness with some staff extended their qualifications in to specific areas of specialism.

Your role

This is your opportunity to be part of specialist services for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or Learning Disability.You will be part ofthe multi-disciplinary team ofNurses, Occupational Therapist, Psychologists, Social Workers and Responsible Clinicians that work on the ward who are able to provide expertise in all aspects of the service users' requirements. You will also be trained within all aspects of the role and have a mentor to support you.

Your profile

An experienced Healthcare Assistant, who is

  • Resilient
  • Caring and kind
  • Cheerful and friendly
  • Willing to do personal care tasks (washing, toileting, etc.) in some areas
  • Able to follow instructions and procedures
  • Able to work in a team but use your own initiative
    You'll also need:
  • Communication and listening skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Observational skills
    “Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.”
    Rewards
    We offer an excellent benefits package including:
  • Pension
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
  • Life cover
  • Car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to free vocational qualifications
  • There is the opportunity for you to apply to our Aspire Programme, a nursing bursary programme, which could support you while training to be a qualified nurse. Each year we provide the financial and development support for 20 of our employees to gain a Nursing Degree.
    Closing date: Sunday 21st March

You will be required to attend a pre screen initial face to face assessment prior to moving forwrad to an interview stage


Job Type

Full Time

Posted

5 days ago

Description

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/