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Job details
Posting date: 10 July 2024
Salary: £22,816.00 to £24,336.00 per year
Additional salary information: £22816.00 – £24336.00 a year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 24 July 2024
Location: Hanley, ST1 3DR
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: C9205-24-1155

 

The Health Care Assistant will be responsible for undertaking a range of delegated clinical care duties in the community setting for patients who are being cared for by the virtual ward. This will include carrying out daily visits to patients within their own homes who have ongoing acute care needs, to undertake health monitoring including the accurate recording and monitoring of clinical observations.

The Health Care Assistant will also support the remote monitoring of patients using agreed digital technology, undertake clear and accurate documentation in the health records, deliver health education and act as a patient advocate where required, signposting to other services to facilitate support of their ongoing healthcare needs.

 

Main duties of the health care assistant job

  • The health care assistant will provide clinical observations under the direction of the registered nursing staff on shift.
  • Prioritise and plan own workload based on the needs of patients.
  • Competently undertake clinical tests for the purpose of assessment and diagnosis which include blood glucose monitoring, venepuncture, bladder scanning, ECG, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and temperature checks.
  • The health care assistant will engage in liaising with other professionals and agencies that can support the patient whilst on the virtual ward and as part of their discharge planning.
  • Acts on own initiative when delivering patient care.
  • Conducting remote monitoring of patient vital signs using a dashboard and notify any registered nursing staff if the patient is outside their baseline.
  • Be prepared and able to drive to patient visits who may live anywhere within the geographical area covered by the virtual ward.
  • The Health care assistant will participate in induction programmes for new staff and training programmes for students.

 

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

 

Job description

Job responsibilities

As an integral part of the virtual ward, the post holder will be responsible for undertaking a range of delegated clinical care duties in the community setting for patients who are being cared for by the virtual ward. This will include carrying out daily visits to patients within their own homes who have ongoing acute care needs, to undertake health monitoring including the accurate recording and monitoring of clinical observations. The post holder will also support the remote monitoring of patients using agreed digital technology, undertake clear and accurate documentation in the health records, deliver health education and act as a patient advocate where required, signposting to other services to facilitate support of their ongoing healthcare needs.

 

Person Specification

Essential

Essential

  • Good standard of general education including GCSE English (or equivalent)
  • Vocational Qualification Level 3 or working towards or equivalent level of experience.
  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle

Desirable

  • Completed relevant short courses that would support the role including patient and clinical care duties

Essential

Essential

  • Experience of working within an acute hospital or a health care environment
  • Experience in undertaking a range of delegated clinical care duties

Desirable

  • Good IT Skills

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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