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If you are you looking for a role where every day is different, as a Health Care Assistant who want to make a difference to patients on a daily basis and work in a supportive and friendly team. Look no further.

We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year giving you the opportunity to work both days and nights.

 

Job details
Posting date: 05 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: 12 July 2024
Location: Woolwich, SE18 4QH
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Contract
Job reference: C9197-24-0823

 

Main duties of the Health Care Assistant Role

Working as a Paediatric Emergency Health Care Assistant you will be involved in the assessment and treatment of children and young people from the age 0-16. You will work alongside Paediatric Emergency Nurses and be a key member of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring excellent clinical care is delivered to all patients, and developing your own clinical experience and competence.

 

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:

  1. Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  2. Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  3. Improving the experience of staff with disability
  4. Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  5. Making equalities mainstream

 

Health Care Assistant Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

Working as a Paediatric Emergency Health Care Assistant you will be involved in the assessment and treatment of children and young people from the age 0-16. You will work alongside Paediatric Emergency Nurses and be a key member of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring excellent clinical care is delivered to all patients, and developing your own clinical experience and competence.

Clinical duties include:

  • Assisting with triage assessments.
  • Observations and recording of Paediatric Early Warning Signs (PEWS).
  • Emergency procedure such as wound care, dressings, Plaster of Paris, Venepuncture and cannulation (following relevant training).
  • To be familiar with all equipment used in ED, how to check it and report any issue.
  • Carry out safety checks within the department and know how to report any issues.
  • Identify any concerns relating to clinical care and report to the Nurse In Charge.
  • Ensure the safety and cleanliness of the department.
  • To maintain effective channels of communication with patients, relatives and all staff involved in providing care.

Educational duties include:

  • To achieve competence as set out in agreed learning outcomes.
  • Support junior members of the team.
  • Keep up-to-date with all trust mandatory training.
  • Provide effective health promotion for patients, family members and carers.

Professional duties include:

  • Practices in accordance Trust, professional and statutory rules, codes, policies and guidelines.
  • To work towards the corporate objectives of the Trust.
  • To participate in the use of IT systems.
  • To participate in rotation of shifts as per the trust E-rostering policy.
  • To participate in performance review and to identify a professional development plan.
  • To pursue personal development in relation to Professional scope.
  • Participate the toe Safeguarding on Children and Young People and act as an advocate at all times.

 

This job description is intended to be an interpretation of the general scope and proposed responsibilities of the post at the time of writing and does not form part of the contract of employment. Therefore, you may be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities commensurate with your role. The job and priorities for action will be periodically reviewed. This will be done by the line manager in consultation with the post holder.

The post holder will maintain patient confidentiality at all times, will recognise and adhere to the Trusts Standing Orders and standing Financial Instructions, will be responsible for accurate computer data entry and data quality and will carry out their duties with regard to accepted standards of professional practice. The Trust aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential. The Trust welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only when the conviction is relevant. Having an unspent conviction will not necessarily bar any candidate from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to the offence(s). As the Trust meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Criminal Records Bureau before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. The post-holder is expected to demonstrate the Trust values and behaviours at all times.

 

Person Specification

Education

Essential

  • Vocational qualification at level III qualification or equivalent relevant experience (gained by on the job learning) and short courses.
  • Care Certificate attainment
  • Effective written and verbal communication, literacy, numeracy, and IT skills to a minimum of Level 1 Maths and English

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of dealing with the general public.
  • Experience of working in a health or social care environment.

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.