Post: Health Care Assistant
Location: Outpatient Department
Salary: Band O: £9.03 to £9.73 Per hour
Hours: Pattern of work: 20 Hours – various times covering 6 day week – These hours could be divided between applicants due to the service needs of the hospital.
Type of contract: Permanent contract
Closing date: 29/05/2019
Interview Date: TBC
Tetbury Hospital has a generic OPD, which delivers services across many different medical and surgical specialities. The clinics are consultant led, and the HCAs are required to work across these specialities. The Health Care Assistant (HCA) role is to assist staff in helping care for patients who attend the OPD. The post holder would work under the supervision/guidance of a clinical lead, who will be either a registered nurse or Consultant.
The post holder will be an ambassador for the Trust, delivering care in an efficient, patient focused and professional way.
Greet patients and their relatives / carers as they attend for their ODP appointment.
To assist nursing staff within the outpatient services.
To assist nursing staff and the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) in the assessment process by contributing to developing a picture of patients' needs.
To assist in the delivery of care as identified in the patient's care plan. At all times reporting observations on progress or deterioration to the person in charge.
To undertake care in accordance with the standards of care set out in the Fundamentals of Care.
To develop skills and experience at carrying out delegated duties in respect of the physical and psychological needs of the patient under the supervision of the registered nurse/Consultant.
Skills and Experience
Good Basic Education
Able to demonstrate clear transferable skills valid to the health care setting.
NVQ level 2, or equivalent
Willing to work towards NVQ level 3, or equivalent
Can verbalise a caring attitude.
Clear communication skills both oral and written.
Ability to work under instruction and within a team
Ensure that relevant information/files are easily accessed by all members of the team
To understand stock rotation methodology
Self-motivation / initiative
For an informal discussion or to apply for the position, please contact Laura Perrin, Outpatient Manager on 01666 501781.