Health Care Assistant

New Horizons Medical Partnership

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Job summary

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Heath Care Assistant to join our forward thinking and friendly nursing team.

The successful applicant must be prepared to work at either of our two surgery sites, Totton Health Centre or Forest Gate Surgery, both based in Totton, Southampton.

This vacancy is for 16 - 32 hours per week (08:30/09:00am - 18:00pm) over 4 - 8 sessions (working days negotiable). Some evening and Saturday work on a rota basis.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As an NHS employer, all mandatory regulations on COVID vaccinations will apply.

Main duties of the job

Reporting in the first instance to the Nursing Team Staff Lead, the successful candidate for this role will be proficient in basic dressing skills, NHS Health Checks and Phlebotomy. NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social care is preferable or a Care Certificate, however, in-house training may be offered for the right candidate.

You should have excellent administrative and communication skills and the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team. Good knowledge of Microsoft packages is advantageous as is previous Rota Management and Stock Control/inventory knowledge.

Please see the Job Description for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We are a two-site partnership with a practice population of circa 25,000 patients.

Benefits applying to this post include: NHS Pension, 6 weeks holiday p.a. pro-rata and Simplyhealth membership (after successful completion of probationary period).

Informal practice visits are welcome.

Closing Date: Sunday 18 September 2022 (11.59pm). Interviews are scheduled to be held on Tuesday 20 September 2022, however, please do not delay applying for this vacancy as some interviews may be held prior to the closing date if suitable applications are received.

Date posted

18 August 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£11.23 an hour Pro Rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

A2233-22-6031

Job locations

Forest Gate Surgery

1 Hazel Farm Road

Totton, Southampton

Hampshire

SO40 8WU


Testwood Lane

Totton

Southampton

SO40 3ZN


Job description

Job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities to be undertaken by members of the nursing team are varied and will differ from time to time under the direction of the Lead Clinical Practitioner / Partners / Practice Manager, dependent on current and evolving Practice workload and staffing levels:

  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times
  • To collect blood samples from patients as per practice policy.
  • To have an understanding of wound management and be able to undertake dressings and removal of sutures as deemed suitable by trained nurse on duty.
  • To undertake tasks such as ECGs, Dopplers, injection of B12, Pneumococcal and Influenza Vaccine once received appropriate training.
  • To undertake monthly drug audit, check the expiry dates of all drugs in practice and ensure stock rotation.
  • To undertake opportunistic screening such as BP, BMI, smoking status.
  • To undertake Health Care checks.
  • To encourage health promotion and lifestyle changes where appropriate.
  • To recognise signs of child and adult abuse and report to Lead Nurse.
  • To input information on the practices IT system.
  • Ensure effective communication with others to enable the delivery of patient focused care.
  • To report any error or complaint in accordance with practice guidelines.
  • Any other tasks that may be deemed necessary from time to time and are appropriate to the training given/received in the role of Phlebotomist/Health Care Assistant
  • To assist with Stock Control/Inventory for the Nursing Team
  • Use NHS Systems in order to input data and support daily activities e.g. EMIS Web, Docman etc. (Training will be provided)
  • To liaise with other members of NHMP staff as appropriate e.g. IT, Care Co-ordinators, GPs etc.
  • To attend Team meetings
  • To carry out any other tasks deemed suitable for the grade

This vacancy is for 16 - 24 hours per week (08:30/09:00am - 18:00pm) over 4 - 6 sessions (working days negotiable). Some evening and Saturday work on a rota basis.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities to be undertaken by members of the nursing team are varied and will differ from time to time under the direction of the Lead Clinical Practitioner / Partners / Practice Manager, dependent on current and evolving Practice workload and staffing levels:

  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times
  • To collect blood samples from patients as per practice policy.
  • To have an understanding of wound management and be able to undertake dressings and removal of sutures as deemed suitable by trained nurse on duty.
  • To undertake tasks such as ECGs, Dopplers, injection of B12, Pneumococcal and Influenza Vaccine once received appropriate training.
  • To undertake monthly drug audit, check the expiry dates of all drugs in practice and ensure stock rotation.
  • To undertake opportunistic screening such as BP, BMI, smoking status.
  • To undertake Health Care checks.
  • To encourage health promotion and lifestyle changes where appropriate.
  • To recognise signs of child and adult abuse and report to Lead Nurse.
  • To input information on the practices IT system.
  • Ensure effective communication with others to enable the delivery of patient focused care.
  • To report any error or complaint in accordance with practice guidelines.
  • Any other tasks that may be deemed necessary from time to time and are appropriate to the training given/received in the role of Phlebotomist/Health Care Assistant
  • To assist with Stock Control/Inventory for the Nursing Team
  • Use NHS Systems in order to input data and support daily activities e.g. EMIS Web, Docman etc. (Training will be provided)
  • To liaise with other members of NHMP staff as appropriate e.g. IT, Care Co-ordinators, GPs etc.
  • To attend Team meetings
  • To carry out any other tasks deemed suitable for the grade

This vacancy is for 16 - 24 hours per week (08:30/09:00am - 18:00pm) over 4 - 6 sessions (working days negotiable). Some evening and Saturday work on a rota basis.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Able to deliver Health Care services and care to the practice population
  • Able to work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures
  • Experience of facilitating effective communication between patients, members the primary health care team, secondary care and other associated healthcare agencies
  • NVQ level 3 in health and social care preferable
  • Care Certificate required or willing to undertake on the job training to ensure certification achieved within three months of commencing employment
  • Trained and experienced Phlebotomist - proof of training required
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a large team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt to service needs whilst working in a busy environment
  • Must be able to work within the rules governing patient confidentiality
  • To be aware of the limitations within the Health Care Assistant role.

Desirable

  • Previous Rota Management and Stock Control/inventory knowledge
  • Experience of working in primary care
  • Experience of working in a GP practice

Other Areas of Responsibility

Essential

  • Confidentiality; Health & Safety; Equality & Diversity; Personal/Professional Development; Quality; Communication and contribution to the implementation of services.
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Able to deliver Health Care services and care to the practice population
  • Able to work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures
  • Experience of facilitating effective communication between patients, members the primary health care team, secondary care and other associated healthcare agencies
  • NVQ level 3 in health and social care preferable
  • Care Certificate required or willing to undertake on the job training to ensure certification achieved within three months of commencing employment
  • Trained and experienced Phlebotomist - proof of training required
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a large team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt to service needs whilst working in a busy environment
  • Must be able to work within the rules governing patient confidentiality
  • To be aware of the limitations within the Health Care Assistant role.

Desirable

  • Previous Rota Management and Stock Control/inventory knowledge
  • Experience of working in primary care
  • Experience of working in a GP practice

Other Areas of Responsibility

Essential

  • Confidentiality; Health & Safety; Equality & Diversity; Personal/Professional Development; Quality; Communication and contribution to the implementation of services.

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.

Additional information

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.

Employer details

Employer name

New Horizons Medical Partnership

Address

Forest Gate Surgery

1 Hazel Farm Road

Totton, Southampton

Hampshire

SO40 8WU


Employer's website

https://newhorizonsmedicalpartnership.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

New Horizons Medical Partnership

Address

Forest Gate Surgery

1 Hazel Farm Road

Totton, Southampton

Hampshire

SO40 8WU


Employer's website

https://newhorizonsmedicalpartnership.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Partners' PA & HR Assistant

Denise Bradley

denise.bradley5@nhs.net

02382541991

Date posted

18 August 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£11.23 an hour Pro Rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

A2233-22-6031

Job locations

Forest Gate Surgery

1 Hazel Farm Road

Totton, Southampton

Hampshire

SO40 8WU


Testwood Lane

Totton

Southampton

SO40 3ZN


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