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  • Full Time
  • sussex

Job summary

The Park Centre for Breast Care has an excellent clinical reputation comprising Breast Screening, Imaging and Outpatient services. We are in a great location with views of one of the city’s biggest parks.

This is a great opportunity to cover Maternity leave for a year.

We are dedicated to the provision of a high standard of care for people undergoing breast investigations, surgery and other treatments.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Health Care Assistant to join our small team in outpatients based at the Park Centre for Breast Care in Brighton.

You will be expected to work under the supervision of a senior health care assistant as well as being able to be self-directed at times. You will have a daily working relationship with our well established team of Macmillan Breast Care Nurse Specialists, Macmillan Advanced Nurse Practitioners and the Screening Nurse for Breast Care as well as our team of doctors.

You should have demonstrable experience of working within a ward or hospital outpatient setting.

We have a strong commitment to high levels of support and ongoing relevant education and training within the nursing team in order to facilitate your development.

 

Main duties of the job

  • Welcome patients and visitors to the department, directing specific enquiries to nursing or medical staff.
  • Act as patients’ chaperone for medical examinations in clinics where necessary.
  • Assist patients with dressing and undressing, maintaining the dignity and privacy of the patient at all times.
  • At all times work in a way that eliminates the risk of infection to patients.
  • To undertake housekeeping tasks such as cleaning, tidying and disposal of waste and dirty linen in accordance with Trust policy.
  • To actively promote cleanliness and safety in the clinical area.
  • To monitor levels of clinical supplies and inform qualified staff of order requirements.
  • To check the emergency equipment daily and report faults to the nurse in charge promptly.

For further information, please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

 

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We’re proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it – because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves. As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

 

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • You will be expected to work under the supervision of a senior health care assistant as well as being able to be self-directed at times.
  • You will have a daily working relationship with our well established team of Macmillan Breast Care Nurse Specialists, Macmillan Advanced Nurse Practitioners and the Screening Nurse for Breast Care as well as our team of doctors.
  • Actively promote cleanliness and safety in the clinical area.
  • Assist patients, where necessary by the use of the appropriate aids and appliances, to achieve physical comfort whilst observing the need to minimise the adverse effects of pressure.
  • Have a full understanding of the patients optimum level of mobility and to assist with the movement of patients through different care settings within the hospital.

For further information, please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

 

Person Specification

Experence

Essential

  • Worked in a health care setting
  • Previously worked with patients within the NHS
  • Experence of IT

Desirable

  • GCSE English and Maths
  • Previously worked with patients within the NHS in breast care or oncology

Communication

Essential

  • Has previously worked with the public sector

Desirable

  • GCSE English and Maths

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Essential

  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).
  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues

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.

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