Healthcare Assistant

Coleridge Medical Centre

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Job summary

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.

This post will be for 20 hours per week, Monday to Wednesday.

This role is on a fixed term contract until December 2023.

Main duties of the job

This role is on a fixed term contract until December 2023.

The successful applicant will undertake new patient health checks, support the practice nurses with health promotion programmes, undertake wound care, dressings, etc.

Provide phlebotomy and venepuncture services as well as support during minor operations, as required.

About us

Coleridge Medical Centre - A Healthy Practice.

OUR VISION

We aim to provide a high quality, caring, safe and friendly atmosphere within which we help members of our community achieve and attain optimum levels of health.

OUR VALUES

APPROACHABILITY - Communicative, adaptive and approachable

TEAMWORK - We all have our part to play in making ourselves and our communities healthier

COMMUNICATION - Honest and direct communication and feedback

RESPECT - We appreciate the contributions, views and interests of others, and treat all with dignity

Ottery St Mary is a market town on the eastern fringes of Exeter and is easily accessible from the A30. Our premises are fully accessible and purpose built with good staff facilities and off site car parking close by.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The following are the core responsibilities of the Healthcare Assistant. There may be on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels:

  • Undertake new patient health checks
  • Support the practice nurse with health promotion programmes
  • Carry out baseline observations such as pulse oximetry, blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate, recording findings accurately
  • Facilitate routine and 24-hour BP monitoring, advising patients accordingly
  • Undertake wound care, dressings and other clinical tasks as required
  • Support the practice nurse with the management of chronic disease clinics
  • Carry out BMI checks as directed
  • Act as a chaperone as required
  • When trained, undertake venepuncture
  • When trained, administer flu vaccinations
  • When trained, carry out ear irrigation under the supervision of the practice nurse
  • Carry out ECGs as requested
  • Ensure specimens are recorded and ready for onward transportation
  • Provide support during minor operations as required
  • Ensure all clinical rooms are adequately stocked and prepared for each session
  • Ensure fridges are cleaned routinely in accordance with extant guidance
  • Ensure clinical waste is removed from clinical areas and sharps bins replaced in accordance with the practice IPC policy
  • Deliver opportunistic health promotion where appropriate

The contracted hours will be 20 hours per week, Monday to Wednesday.

Person Specification

Clinical Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong IT skills
  • Clear, polite telephone manner
  • Competent in the use of Office and Outlook
  • Effective time management (Planning & Organising)
  • Ability to work as a team member and autonomously
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving & analytical skills
  • Ability to follow clinical policy and procedure
  • Polite and confident
  • Flexible and cooperative
  • Motivated, forward thinker
  • Problem solver with the ability to process information accurately and effectively, interpreting data as required
  • High levels of integrity and loyalty
  • Sensitive and empathetic in distressing situations
  • Ability to work under pressure / in stressful situations
  • Effectively able to communicate and understand the needs of the patient
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Effectively utilises resources
  • Punctual and committed to supporting the team effort
  • Flexibility to work outside of core office hours
  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Occupational Health Clearance

Desirable

  • Wound care. removal or sutures and staples
  • ECGs
  • Venepuncture
  • New patient medicals including height, weight, BP, pulse
  • Chaperone procedure
  • Spirometry
  • Ability to record accurate clinical notes
  • SystmOne user skills

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with the general public
  • Experience of working in a healthcare setting

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a primary care environment

Qualifications

Essential

  • Healthcare qualification (level 3 or 4)
  • Phlebotomy certification

Desirable

  • Ear syringing certification

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

Employer details

Employer name

Coleridge Medical Centre

Address

Canaan Way

Ottery St. Mary

Devon

EX11 1EQ


Employer's website

https://www.coleridgemedicalcentre.co.uk/

For help with your application, contact:

Rochelle Van Cady

r.vancady@nhs.net

01404814447

Date posted

20 August 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

24 months

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

A1946-21-0290

Job locations

Canaan Way

Ottery St. Mary

Devon

EX11 1EQ


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