Visa Sponsorship Jobs 2024

naijarelocate

Apply Now for rewarding career job with UK Sponsorship Visa

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

 

Posting date: 20 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £26,696 Par annum inclusive HCAS
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 20 July 2024
Location: HA1 3UJ, HA1 3UJ
Company: London North West Healthcare NHS Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6414407/337-NP-7657MM-B

Main area Nursing

Permanent Contract for Health care assistant

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

Town Harrow

Location Northwick Park Hospital

Roles and Responsibilities:
• The Health Care Assistant will provide reassurance and support to patients and carers/family.
• The Health Care Assistant will provide information to enable the effectiveness of care to be evaluated and records maintained.
• The Health Care Assistant will 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.
• The Health Care Assistant will 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

APPLY FOR THIS ROLE HERE

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.

Roles and Responsibilities:
• The Health care assistant will 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.
• The Health care assistant will 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.
• The Health care assistant will assist in bed making and the disposal of soiled linen.
• Chaperone patients as necessary.
• The Health care assistant will 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.
• To work within hospital guidelines in infection prevention and control.
• The Health care assistant will  communicate in a positive manner with vulnerable and elderly patients
• To treat patients with care and compassion
• The Health care assistant will  maintain patient’s privacy and dignity at all times
To always work to provide a positive patient experience

Conquer Your Healthcare Assistant Interview: A Complete Guide

Nervous about your upcoming healthcare assistant (HCA) interview? Don’t be! Thorough preparation can empower you to confidently showcase your skills and passion for patient care. This comprehensive guide breaks down common interview questions, offers expert advice, and provides essential tips to help you succeed.

Common Healthcare Assistant Interview Questions:

  1. What inspired your pursuit of a healthcare assistant career?

    • Share personal experiences or stories that ignited your passion for healthcare.
    • Emphasize your empathy and the personal fulfillment you find in supporting others’ well-being.
  2. What are your greatest strengths and areas for improvement as a healthcare assistant?

    • Strengths: Focus on relevant skills like compassion, communication, teamwork, attention to detail, patience, cultural sensitivity, and adaptability.
    • Growth Areas: Be open about areas you’re actively improving and share the strategies you’re using to enhance these skills.
  3. Describe a challenging situation you faced in a healthcare or similar setting, and how you resolved it.

    • Choose a specific example that demonstrates your problem-solving skills, ability to stay calm under pressure, and dedication to patient care.
    • Highlight the positive outcome you achieved.
  4. How do you effectively manage stress and maintain your well-being while working as a healthcare assistant?

    • Acknowledge that healthcare can be demanding. Share your healthy coping mechanisms, such as exercise, mindfulness, hobbies, seeking support, or maintaining work-life balance.
  5. Share your experience as a healthcare assistant with personal care, medication administration, and infection control.

    • Provide specific examples of your hands-on skills and knowledge.
    • Demonstrate your understanding of safety protocols, procedures, and adherence to guidelines.
  6. How do you build rapport and establish trust with patients and their families?

    • Explain your approach to active listening, effective communication, and empathy.
    • Share examples of how you’ve built positive relationships with patients from diverse backgrounds.
  7. What are your long-term career goals in the healthcare field?

    • Discuss your aspirations, whether it’s specializing in a specific area, pursuing further education, or advancing into leadership roles.
    • Explain how the HCA position aligns with your career trajectory.
  8. How do you prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently, especially during busy shifts?

    • Describe your organizational methods, like using to-do lists, delegating, and staying flexible to adapt to changing priorities.
    • Highlight your ability to remain calm, focused, and efficient under pressure.

Additional Tips for a Successful Interview:

  • Research: Learn about the employer’s values, patient demographics, and the specific department.
  • Dress Professionally: Make a good first impression.
  • Project Confidence and Enthusiasm: Convey your passion for healthcare.
  • Ask Thoughtful Questions: Show your interest in the role and organization.

Example Questions You Can Ask the Interviewer:

  • “Could you describe a typical day for a healthcare assistant in this department?”
  • “What professional development opportunities are available for HCAs here?”
  • “How does the team collaborate to provide patient-centered care?”
  • “What are the biggest challenges healthcare assistants face in this setting, and how does your team address them?”

APPLY FOR THIS ROLE HERE

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