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  • Full Time
  • Harrow

Healthcare Assistant for the Regional Hyper-acute Rehabilitation Unit (RHRU)

 

Main area Nursing

Contract Permanent

Hours Full Time 37.5 hours per week ( Day and night shifts)

Town Harrow

Location Northwick Park Hospital

 

 

Main duties of the job

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide reassurance and support to patients and carers/family.
  • Provide information to enable the effectiveness of care to be evaluated and records maintained.
  • Report any concern regarding patient care.
  • Be able to locate all policies relating to good working practice within the clinical area and able to adhere to them.
  • At the direction of the registered nurse participate fully in the delivery of planned nursing care.
  • Serve drinks and meals to patients and to give assistance to those patients requiring help.
  • Assist in bed making and the disposal of soiled linen.
  • Chaperone patients as necessary.
  • Undertake the recording of temperature, blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate and pulse oximetry, also fluid input and output, and report findings to the nurse in charge of patient care.
  • Collecting and testing specimens as required and reporting abnormalities.
  • Ensure safekeeping of patient’s property and valuables within Trust guidelines
  • Work collaboratively with others in the ward to ensure that patient’s needs are meet.
  • Be aware of your competence and acknowledge your own boundaries asking for assistance as required.
  • Recognize and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations

 

About us

London North West University Health care NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:

  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country’s top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark’s Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

 

Job description

Job responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide reassurance and support to patients and carers/family.
  • Provide information to enable the effectiveness of care to be evaluated and records maintained.
  • Report any concern regarding patient care.
  • Be able to locate all policies relating to good working practice within the clinical area and able to adhere to them.
  • At the direction of the registered nurse participate fully in the delivery of planned nursing care.
  • Serve drinks and meals to patients and to give assistance to those patients requiring help.
  • Assist in bed making and the disposal of soiled linen.
  • Chaperone patients as necessary.
  • Undertake the recording of temperature, blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate and pulse oximetry, also fluid input and output, and report findings to the nurse in charge of patient care.
  • Collecting and testing specimens as required and reporting abnormalities.
  • Ensure safekeeping of patients property and valuables within Trust guidelines
  • Work collaboratively with others in the ward to ensure that patients needs are meet.
  • Be aware of your competence and acknowledge your own boundaries asking for assistance as required.
  • Recognize and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.
  • To work within hospital guidelines in infection prevention and control.
  • To communicate in a positive manner with vulnerable and elderly patients
  • To treat patients with care and compassion
  • To maintain patients privacy and dignity at all times

To always work to provide a positive patient experience

 

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Able to communicate both in written and oral
  • experience in care setting

Desirable

  • NVQ certificate
  • previous experience working in the NHS
  • previous experience as HCA

Communication

Essential

  • Computer literate

Desirable

  • IT literate

Teamwork

Essential

  • able to demonstrate experience in teamwork
  • Work as a member of a wider MDT

Desirable

  • Experience

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.

To apply for this job please visit findajob.dwp.gov.uk.