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  • Full Time
  • Buxton
Posting date: 07 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Negotiable
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 June 2024
Location: Buxton, SK17 0AQ
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Contract
Job reference: A4985-24-0000

Job summary

We are a friendly, rural Practice looking for an experienced Health Care Assistant/Phlebotomist with flexibility to offer ad-hoc cover during holidays and work based placements.

 

Main duties of the job

To assist the practice team in the delivery of direct patient care, ensuring that patient safety and well-being is always respected.

 

Communicate courteously and effectively with patients, relatives and carer’s in the language of their choice.

Ensure that the Practice Treatment room is kept clean and tidy and that the equipment is in working order, clean and available for use.

Carry out health assessments on newly registered patients e.g. testing urine, blood pressure checks, heights, weights and taking simple medical history.

Report, and document, all matters pertaining to patient care, changes in condition/circumstances, to a relevant member of the nursing or medical team.

Undertake phlebotomy, carry out ECGs, blood pressure checks, INRs, blood glucose testing, cardiac and ABP monitoring and urinalysis.

Act with regard to confidentiality and sensitivity of issues relating to patients, their care and treatment.

Record and document all patient contacts.

Have knowledge of, and act, within the boundaries of health and safety and data protection legislation.

To ensure proactive health promotion.

To maintain up to date CPR/life support competencies.

Provide ear care advice and treatment of wax desirable not essential.

Administer dressings/wound care in accordance with infection control policy – desirable not essential.

 

About us

Hartington Surgery is a small, but busy, rural General Practice which is in the heart of the Peak District National Park close to the Derbyshire, Staffordshire border.

The Practice is fully dispensing and holds a General Medical Services contract to provide a range of medical care to approximately 3300 patients. The varied population is employed in farming, quarrying, leisure, and tourism as well as being central for commuting to towns and cities in each direction.

There is a small enthusiastic, experienced team comprising of GP Principal, Sessional GP’s, Practice Manager, Nurses, Receptionists and Dispensers. The strong team work closely with each other and have built good working relationships.

The Practice has been rated as Outstanding by CQC and there is a commitment to deliver safe, excellent personal patient care and health promotion, offering respect and dignity in a friendly atmosphere whilst promoting equality and diversity in an inclusive setting.

The Practice is innovative and forward thinking and proactively embraces change and new technology.

Premises are all on one level and are modern and spacious with the additional benefit of a large car park.

Informal visits from potential candidates are welcome

 

 

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Description

Job Details

Job Title: Health Care Assistant

Salary Scale: TBC dependent upon experience

Hours of Work: Ad-hoc/flexible to provide cover for holidays and work based placements

Organisational Requirements

Accountable to: GP Principal /Practice Manager/Practice Nurse

Job Purpose

Summary of role: To be a member of the practice-based nursing team on an ad-hoc/flexible basis. To assist health care professionals in the delivery of a high standard of patient care that this is sensitive to patient needs.

Formal Qualification(s) required to fulfil the duties of this post:

NVQ in Primary Health Care or Completion of 15 core standards of Care Certificate

Experience of working in a health care environment and involvement in the delivery of health care and phlebotomy.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Key area of responsibility:

Assist the practice team in the delivery of direct patient care, ensuring that patient safety and well-being is always respected.

Communicate courteously and effectively with patients, relatives and carer’s in the language of their choice.

Ensure that the Practice Treatment room is kept clean and tidy and that the equipment is in working order, clean and available for use.

Carry out health assessments on newly registered patients e.g. testing urine, blood pressure checks, heights, weights and taking simple medical history.

Report, and document, all matters pertaining to patient care, changes in condition/circumstances, to a relevant member of the nursing or medical team.

Undertake phlebotomy, carry out ECGs, blood pressure checks, INRs, blood glucose testing, cardiac and ABP monitoring and urinalysis.

Act with regard to confidentiality and sensitivity of issues relating to patients, their care and treatment.

Record and document all patient contacts.

Have knowledge of, and act, within the boundaries of health and safety and data protection legislation.

To ensure proactive health promotion.

To maintain up to date CPR/life support competencies.

Provide ear care advice and treatment of wax desirable not essential.

Administer dressings/wound care in accordance with infection control policy – desirable not essential.

To comply with the following: –

o Practice Policies and Procedures.

o Health, Safety and Fire Regulations.

Risk Management

It is a standard element of the role and responsibility to manage risk in all actions.

Health & Safety Requirements

All employees of the practice have a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others. Employees are required to co-operate with management and to report any hazardous situations or defective equipment.

Flexibility Statement

The content of this Job Description represents an outline of the post only and is not a precise catalogue of duties and responsibilities. The Job Description is intended to be flexible and is subject to review and amendment and is dependant upon skill levels and competencies.

Confidentiality

 

All employees of the practice are required to maintain strict confidentially in accordance with practice policies and data protection laws.

 

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in working in healthcare/phlebotomy services

Desirable

  • Experience and skills in wound care
  • Able to provide ear care advice and ear irrigation

Qualifications

Essential

  • Care Certificate or NVQ in Primary Health Care
  • Phlebotomy qualification

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