Healthcare Assistant

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  

Job Summary

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. 

Key Responsibilities

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 
Prioritise workload 
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.

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