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Job summary

The NHS Health care assistant will  work on a local health initiative project to tackle inequalities of children and families of Fleetwood. You will be part of a research project to understand the wider determinants of health inequality & social disadvantage within the family system impacting upon a childs 0-16yrs old A&E admissions. The project will respond to 0-16yr old A&E admissions who fall within the core 20 plus population. The projects aims are to;

Understand the wider health inequalities and both the health and social needs of the whole family system that maybe impacting upon the childs A&E admission.

The NHS health care assistant will Identify and address the unmet health needs of the whole family system.

Provide/deliver/remove barriers to health interventions e.g. Enhanced Health Checks, vacs, access to drug and alcohol/Mental Health services (target list to be compiled with GPs)

Provide up to 6 x family outreach visits to remove pre-existing barriers to access health care

To support the practice nursing team in the delivery of nursing services, working as part of the practice multidisciplinary team, delivering care within their scope of practice to the entitled patient population.

 

The NHS health care assistant will deliver and assist clinical staff in the provision of treatment, preventative care, health promotion and patient education.

 

Main duties of the job

Fleetwoods Health inclusion plan will primarily target children and young people who attend A&E in crisis as a gateway to reach the whole family system around the child that sits within the core 20+ population of Fleetwood. Through this gateway the project will allow us to reach the hardest to reach population, tackle the inequalities and remove the barriers they face to accessing local health care with its aim to improve the overall familys health and wellbeing an improve health outcomes of the overall community.

 

About us

Are you looking to join a forward thinking and dynamic team? Do you want to be a part of a true Multi-Disciplinary Team improving health outcomes for patients on a daily basis?

Feetwood PCN are recruiting for an Health Care Assistant

to join their team. The successful candidate will join a team consisting of a pharmacist, pharmacy technicians, Paramedics, Social prescribers, Care coordinators and a robust Mental Health team supported by a team of GPs and clinical leads all striving to support the needs of the local community.

 

 

 

In this role you will have a mixture of work independently, making professional, autonomous decisions as well as working as part of a true MDT with a range of clinicians to improve health outcomes for patients.

The role will include face to face, telephone triage, assessing the patients needs with health care professionals, social workers, and PCN staff.

Overview of your organisation

Fleetwood PCN covers 28,700 patients over three practices in the Fleetwood area and uses a network of skilled clinicians to forge relationships with varying healthcare providers and promote collaborative working through the 3 partner practices, providing personalised care for patients through every stage of life.

 

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work on a local health initiative project to tackle inequalities of children and families of Fleetwood. You will be part of a research project to understand the wider determinants of health inequality & social disadvantage within the family system impacting upon a childs 0-16yrs old A&E admissions. The project will respond to 0-16yr old A&E admissions who fall within the core 20 plus population. The projects aims are to;

Understand the wider health inequalities and both the health and social needs of the whole family system that maybe impacting upon the childs A&E admission.

Identify and address the unmet health needs of the whole family system.

Provide/deliver/remove barriers to health interventions e.g. Enhanced health checks, screenings, vacs, access to drug and alcohol/MH services (target list to be compiled with GPs)

Provide up to 6 x family outreach visits to remove pre-existing barriers to access health care

To support the practice nursing team in the delivery of nursing services, working as part of the practice multidisciplinary team, delivering care within their scope of practice to the entitled patient population.

The healthcare assistant will deliver and assist clinical staff in the provision of treatment, preventative care, health promotion and patient education.

 

 

 

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within a Health care environment.

Desirable

  • Experience of working in primary care.
  • Experience of working in a GP practice.
  • Experience of dealing with vulnerable patients.
  • Experience of working with children and families.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Healthcare qualification or equivalent level.
  • Phlebotomy certification.

Desirable

  • Experience of working with children and families.
  • Experience of working with the general public.
  • Experience of working in a healthcare setting.
  • Clinical knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidence-based healthcare.
  • An appreciation of the new NHS landscape including the relationships between individual practices, PCNs and the commissioners.
  • Experience of clinical governance including audit.
  • Broad knowledge of general practice.

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.