Health Care assistant required in Leeds

  • Job Reference: 00000103-1
  • Date Posted: 24 September 2020
  • Recruiter: GP World
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: £10.50 to £11.50 Per Hour
  • Sector: Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Adam Hodge
  • Email: Adamhodge@gpworld.co.uk
  • Telephone: 020 7456 1262

Job Description

Health Care assistant required in Leeds

GP World have a fantastic new opportunity for a Health Care Assistant in Leeds

 

Start date: as soon as possible

End date: to be confirmed

Rate: £10.5 - £11.5 depending on experience

Hours: 78hours in total

Mandatory requirements

  • NVQ level 1 Healthcare qualification required
  • Experience in minor illness, specifically in a fast pasted walk in environment
  • Accurately use of using clinical systems software for audit
  • Previous healthcare assistant experience
  • Fully competent in venepuncture
  • Works productively in a high pressured environment
  • Understands NHS process/systems

JOB SUMMARY

To work under the indirect supervision of the registered nurse delivering high standard care in a safe environment that meets the patients’ needs, whilst maintaining privacy and dignity. The Health Care Assistant will work as part of the MDT alongside a team of GPs, Nurse Practitioners and other HCAs; to support the smooth running of the urgent care service, aiding the clinical team and providing advice and care to patients whilst developing new skills.

JOB RESPONSIBILITES

Overall

  • Supporting a safe and effective patient journey through the urgent care service. Working under agreed protocols to obtain vital sign measurements and prioritise patient care.
  • Encouraging patients to consider changing their behaviour by providing information and practical support on a one to one basis.
  • Introducing patients to relevant services to help them make better health choices such as exercising more, eating balanced meals.
  • Helping patients to understand the adverse impact on making poor health choices.
  • Encouraging people in different communities to work together.
  • Supporting the nursing team in basic Health Care Assistant duties such as basic dressings and clinical observations
  • To promote health and screening awareness in relation to primary prevention.
  • To participate in the development and implementation of service/CCG guidelines and protocols.
  • Work with nursing and medical teams in providing a proactive management of patients with chronic disease according to local strategies.
  • Attend training events to maintain professional development.
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times as per Caldicott requirements
  • Covering reception duties where required

Management

  • Take a role to provide high quality patient care.
  • Contribute and access clinical supervision.
  • Provide evidence of ongoing personal development through appraisal and review.
  • Have an understanding of and access to OMG/CCG policies and infrastructure
  • To be aware of and utilise risk management strategies (clinical and organisational)
  • Attend service/team meetings
  • Liaise with the providers of care and agencies
  • Set up and monitor developments in own practice.
  • Work within the RCN code of professional conduct for Health Care Assistants

Clinical Duties

  • Undertake, record and follow guidelines for the tasks for which you have received appropriate training
  • Urinalysis and preparation of specimens for investigation by the pathology laboratory
  • Measuring and recording following physiological measurements in routine presentations:
  1. blood pressure
  2. pulse rate and rhythm
  3. temperature
  4. height and weight - body mass index
  5. visual acuity
  6. venipuncture
  7. ECG
  8. glucose tolerance test
  9. peak flow readings
  10. inhaler technique
  11. spirometry
  • Support and monitor patients during nebulisation therapy
  • Undertake spirometry under indirect supervision
  • Prepare and maintain environments and equipment before, during and after patient care interventions
  • Assist regulated professional while patients undergoing minor surgery
  • Assist in raising awareness of health and well-being, and how it can be promoted
  • Give accurate and appropriate information to patients and groups within own competence
  • Undertake simple dressing procedures following local recommendations and using aseptic techniques
  • Where appropriate, provide support and encouragement to patients to self-manage their conditions
  • Have a basic understanding of long term conditions including diagnostic interventions, treatments, and the principles of care and self-management
  • Plan, develop and implement health promotion activities as appropriate e.g. smoking, exercise and diet
  • Assess patients readiness to change and provide motivational support as appropriate in cases of smoking, obesity and healthy living for older people
  • To administer the influenza and pneumococcal vaccine under indirect supervision of a regulated professional
  • To gain the underpinning knowledge and practical skills to administer basic life support

Competencies

  • NVQ level 1 Healthcare qualification required
  • Experience in minor illness, specifically in a fast pasted walk in environment
  • Actively supports Clinical Governance
  • Acts as a mentor for other clinical staff as required
  • Supports clinical audit process on monthly basis
  • Accurately use of using clinical systems software for audit
  • Acts as an ambassador for the organisation
  • Works productively in a high pressured environment
  • Writes clearly, succinctly and correctly
  • Adapts to the team and builds team spirit
  • Proactively seeks to develop professional and clinical skills
  • Operates within the agreed guidelines and requirements of the local health economy
  • Understands NHS process/systems
  • Strong communication skills. The ability to build relationships at all levels
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • A ‘self-starter’ with the ability to plan and organise workload effectively
  • Creative, flexible and able to work in a time pressured environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong computer literacy

GP world has a very lucrative referral scheme. Please do contact us should you know of anyone who would be perfect for this role.