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We are looking for a new Health care Assistant to solidify our existing nursing team. This is a part time post – 3 mornings each week (to include one earlier start each week)

Posting date: 08 July 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Negotiable
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 22 July 2024
Location: Truro, TR2 5EE
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: A0013-24-0000

 

We have three sites and the postholder will be required to work at each of the sites to ensure equity of provision of service for all of our patients.

We are a small team working well under pressure and our health care assistant is an integral part of our nursing team. We can offer access to the NHS Pension Scheme (and other pension schemes are available).

Please note: the Roseland Peninsula does not have great access to public transport and so the postholder will be expected to have access to a car. Please do check out the postcodes of the surgery sites for more detail.

 

Main duties of the job

Job summary:

  • Working under the direct supervision of the senior practice nurse, the post-holder will work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of the patients in accordance with the policies, procedures and guidelines of the practice.
  • The postholder will demonstrate flexibility, good communication skills and an ability to work as a team member.
  • Postholders will have HCA experience and ideally an NVQ3 in Health and Social Care or an equivalent qualification.
  • Our healthcare assistant will work alongside the clinicians at each of our three sites to improve the overall health and wellbeing of our patients.
  • Duties and responsibilities:

The postholder will have experience of the following:-

Phlebotomy

blood pressure monitoring and basic observations (temperature/pulse/height/weight etc)

ECGs

Urine testing

chaperoning GPs

general health checks/NHS health checks

clinical records keeping

basic wound care

clearing and re-stocking of consulting rooms

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The following would be desirable, but training will be provided while in post:

Knowledge of SystmOne (clinical computer system)

provision of influenza vaccinations

pre-operative checks (to include swabs, i.e. MRSA)

24 hr BP/24 hr ECG recording

provision of B12 injections

 

use of the ICE Desktop pathology system

 

About us

We are a small team but spread over three sites, so communication is key. We are a training practice with registrars and medical students and we involve all of our team in training. There is always opportunity for further development, both in house and externally via training sessions with the Kernow Health CIC training hub.

As a dispensing surgery, we have a lot of involvement with our patients and we know many of them directly. As a member of our team, you’ll get continuity with your patients seeing them regularly for their check ups pre-chronic disease monitoring with the practice nurses. This helps to foster good working relationships and helps to maintain good levels of health.

 

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job summary:

  • Working under the direct supervision of the senior practice nurse, the post-holder will work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of the patients in accordance with the policies, procedures and guidelines of the practice.
  • The postholder will demonstrate flexibility, good communication skills and an ability to work as a team member.
  • Postholders will have HCA experience and ideally an NVQ3 in Health and Social Care or an equivalent qualification.
  • Our healthcare assistant will work alongside the clinicians at each of our three sites to improve the overall health and wellbeing of our patients.
  • See also the list of essential and desirable skills.

Full job description available from nicola.davies14@nhs.net

 

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Please see the job description where a full list of essential skills is shown.

Desirable

  • The attached job description will also show a full list of desirable skills, but full training can be offered for these.

Qualifications

Essential

  • GCSE Grade A to C in English and Maths.
  • Minimum of NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care
  • Please also see the job description for a full list of essential skills

Desirable

  • Please see the job description for a full list of desirable skills.
  • Please do note that full training will be offered for these where the successful postholder does not have desirable skills.

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