Healthcare Assistant

Lakeside Healthcare Group

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Job summary

We are looking for a Healthcare Assistant join our team providing general practice services including; Audiology, Phlebotomy, Administering Injections such as Flu and Pneumonia, long term condition reviews, simple dressings, NHS Health checks, assisting LARC clinics etc.

What we offer you (Benefits)

· Generous holidays (additional long service entitlements)

· NHS pension and long service recognition

· NHS Discounts (Blue Light Card)

· Career opportunities

· Role specific training and ongoing development

· Great team environment

Lakeside Healthcare is proud to be a Living Wage employer

Main duties of the job

All aspects of Healthcare assistant care, with opportunity to develop skills in line with the needs of the business and your personal interests and career aspirations.

We are currently looking to upskill our HCA team with appropriate Chronic Disease management skills so this a great opportunity for someone who has a keen interest in this area of care.

About us

LAKESIDE HEALTHCARE is changing the face of primary care provision in England. We are bold, adventurous and ambitious and determined to thrive in uncertain times. We are the largest ‘true’ partnership in the NHS and operate from various sites across the East Midlands. We serve the healthcare needs of over 170,000 patients across Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire & Cambridgeshire. Joining our team presents an opportunity to be part of a large organisation that is changing the way primary care is delivered today.

Our values

Caring & Respect: Simply put we genuinely care about people: working together for our patients and our teams, our patients come first in everything we do. 

Teamwork & Quality: In all areas of our business we network, collaborate and learn from our Patients, Stakeholders and each another to ensure we are always striving to improve, making the right and best decisions to provide the best service.

About the Practice

Lakeside Healthcare New Queen Street Hub have nearly 20,000 patients registered across 2 sites.

The HCA will be joining a team of 6 Partners, 2 Salaried GPs, 8 nurses, 4 HCA’s, and an ECP.

We also have locum staff working on site and remotely.

Date posted

26 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£19,554 to £22,683 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

A3007-22-6589

Job locations

The New Queen Street Surgery

Syers Lane

Whittlesey

Peterborough

PE7 1AT


Job description

Job responsibilities

Job summary

The purpose of the post is to assist the GPs and nurse team in the delivery of safe, high quality primary care services to the practice population. The post holder will undertake delegated tasks and duties under indirect supervision of members of the nurse team. The post holder will work within clear parameters and lines of accountability after appropriate training and assessment of competence. The requirements of the post are linked to the Health Education England: District and General Practice Nursing Service Education and Career Framework.

Job Responsibilities/Principal Duties to include:

  • Under indirect supervision, assist in the delivery of primary health care interventions and care effectively and efficiently
  • Prepare and maintain environments and equipment before, during and after patient care interventions
  • Monitors and orders stock levels and equipment
  • Responsible for the security, care and maintenance of equipment ensuring standards of infection control and safety are maintained
  • Act as chaperone as required/instructed
  • Maintenance of accurate and legible patient records in line with organisational requirements – this includes contemporary paper records and electronic patient record system
  • Ensure that confidentiality, privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients are maintained and in line with organisational policy
  • Working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary general practice team and other healthcare professionals to promote integrated pathways of care to meet patient needs.
  • Effective communication with patients, carers and all members of the MDT
  • Effective prioritisation and completion of daily work
  • Ensure that any complaints or incidents are identified and reported to the Lead Nurse or Practice Manager in accordance with the organisational policy and expected professional practice
  • Ensure clinical practice is safe and effective and remains within boundaries of competence and to acknowledge limitations.

Clinical care delivery

  • Working within guidelines and protocols undertake and record:

o Urinalysis and preparation of specimens for laboratory analysis

o Temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiratory rate

o Weight, height, waist circumference and Body Mass Index

o Measurement of legs for compression hosiery

o ECGs, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

o Near patient testing e.g. blood glucose, lipids and INR

o Doppler ultrasound measurement working with registered nurse

o Measurement of airway function (peak expiratory flow rate and

spirometry)

  • Perform chaperoning duties as requested
  • Obtain venous blood samples from individuals for investigation if required
  • Processing and management of laboratory samples requested by Doctors/Nurses
  • Administer selected vaccines in accordance with the national schedule, legal authorisation and competency training
  • Administer medications by injection with the appropriate legal authorisation.
  • Undertake vaccine/cold chain storage, monitoring and recording
  • Carry out care of wounds and apply dressings after initial assessment by registered nurse.
  • Remove wound closure materials including sutures, clips and staples.
  • Assist clinicians carrying out minor surgical procedures including sterilising, cleansing and maintenance of surgical equipment
  • Prepare and maintain environments and equipment before, during and after patient care interventions
  • Assisting in the assessment and surveillance of patients’ health and well-being
  • Undertaking specific clinical activities for named patients that have been delegated and taught specifically in relation to that individual
  • Helping to raise awareness of health and well-being and how it can be promoted
  • Assisting with the collection and collation of data on needs related to health and well-being

Other Tasks

Duties may vary from time to time under the direction of the Hub NED and/or Senior nurse Manager, dependent on current and evolving clinical practice developments.

Administrative/service support

  • Assist with management of clinical supplies e.g. monitoring stock levels, ordering, re-stocking of clinical areas and maintenance of equipment.
  • Participate in quality improvement e.g. audit, development of protocols and new services.
  • Attend practice/clinical/nurse meetings and contribute to the agenda in the development of the nursing service and where appropriate wider practice systems.
  • For experienced senior HCAs: supervise, teach, mentor and assess HCAs, students and new members of staff including acting as an assessor for HCAs undertaking the Care Certificate Framework and/or other elements of training/competency attainment.

Personal/professional development

  • Complete statutory training/updating and mandatory training as specified by the practice policy.
  • Achieve competence in the 15 standards of the Care Certificate Framework within three months of appointment.
  • Complete skills specific training and regular updating.
  • Inform practice manager or registered nurse if unable to perform any aspect of role competently
  • Actively participates and contributes to nurse team meetings

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job summary

The purpose of the post is to assist the GPs and nurse team in the delivery of safe, high quality primary care services to the practice population. The post holder will undertake delegated tasks and duties under indirect supervision of members of the nurse team. The post holder will work within clear parameters and lines of accountability after appropriate training and assessment of competence. The requirements of the post are linked to the Health Education England: District and General Practice Nursing Service Education and Career Framework.

Job Responsibilities/Principal Duties to include:

  • Under indirect supervision, assist in the delivery of primary health care interventions and care effectively and efficiently
  • Prepare and maintain environments and equipment before, during and after patient care interventions
  • Monitors and orders stock levels and equipment
  • Responsible for the security, care and maintenance of equipment ensuring standards of infection control and safety are maintained
  • Act as chaperone as required/instructed
  • Maintenance of accurate and legible patient records in line with organisational requirements – this includes contemporary paper records and electronic patient record system
  • Ensure that confidentiality, privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients are maintained and in line with organisational policy
  • Working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary general practice team and other healthcare professionals to promote integrated pathways of care to meet patient needs.
  • Effective communication with patients, carers and all members of the MDT
  • Effective prioritisation and completion of daily work
  • Ensure that any complaints or incidents are identified and reported to the Lead Nurse or Practice Manager in accordance with the organisational policy and expected professional practice
  • Ensure clinical practice is safe and effective and remains within boundaries of competence and to acknowledge limitations.

Clinical care delivery

  • Working within guidelines and protocols undertake and record:

o Urinalysis and preparation of specimens for laboratory analysis

o Temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiratory rate

o Weight, height, waist circumference and Body Mass Index

o Measurement of legs for compression hosiery

o ECGs, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

o Near patient testing e.g. blood glucose, lipids and INR

o Doppler ultrasound measurement working with registered nurse

o Measurement of airway function (peak expiratory flow rate and

spirometry)

  • Perform chaperoning duties as requested
  • Obtain venous blood samples from individuals for investigation if required
  • Processing and management of laboratory samples requested by Doctors/Nurses
  • Administer selected vaccines in accordance with the national schedule, legal authorisation and competency training
  • Administer medications by injection with the appropriate legal authorisation.
  • Undertake vaccine/cold chain storage, monitoring and recording
  • Carry out care of wounds and apply dressings after initial assessment by registered nurse.
  • Remove wound closure materials including sutures, clips and staples.
  • Assist clinicians carrying out minor surgical procedures including sterilising, cleansing and maintenance of surgical equipment
  • Prepare and maintain environments and equipment before, during and after patient care interventions
  • Assisting in the assessment and surveillance of patients’ health and well-being
  • Undertaking specific clinical activities for named patients that have been delegated and taught specifically in relation to that individual
  • Helping to raise awareness of health and well-being and how it can be promoted
  • Assisting with the collection and collation of data on needs related to health and well-being

Other Tasks

Duties may vary from time to time under the direction of the Hub NED and/or Senior nurse Manager, dependent on current and evolving clinical practice developments.

Administrative/service support

  • Assist with management of clinical supplies e.g. monitoring stock levels, ordering, re-stocking of clinical areas and maintenance of equipment.
  • Participate in quality improvement e.g. audit, development of protocols and new services.
  • Attend practice/clinical/nurse meetings and contribute to the agenda in the development of the nursing service and where appropriate wider practice systems.
  • For experienced senior HCAs: supervise, teach, mentor and assess HCAs, students and new members of staff including acting as an assessor for HCAs undertaking the Care Certificate Framework and/or other elements of training/competency attainment.

Personal/professional development

  • Complete statutory training/updating and mandatory training as specified by the practice policy.
  • Achieve competence in the 15 standards of the Care Certificate Framework within three months of appointment.
  • Complete skills specific training and regular updating.
  • Inform practice manager or registered nurse if unable to perform any aspect of role competently
  • Actively participates and contributes to nurse team meetings

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Basic English and Maths GCE (or equivalent) level c and above (new grade 4 and above).
  • Ability to accept training, coaching and guidance (in prep for Care Certificate study)

Desirable

  • Previous healthcare experience in clinical role.
  • Completed Care Certificate.
  • Qualified to NVQ level 2 (or equivalent).
  • Other recognised forms of educational attainment
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Basic English and Maths GCE (or equivalent) level c and above (new grade 4 and above).
  • Ability to accept training, coaching and guidance (in prep for Care Certificate study)

Desirable

  • Previous healthcare experience in clinical role.
  • Completed Care Certificate.
  • Qualified to NVQ level 2 (or equivalent).
  • Other recognised forms of educational attainment

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

Lakeside Healthcare Group

Address

The New Queen Street Surgery

Syers Lane

Whittlesey

Peterborough

PE7 1AT


Employer's website

https://www.lakesidehealthcaregroup.co.uk (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Lakeside Healthcare Group

Address

The New Queen Street Surgery

Syers Lane

Whittlesey

Peterborough

PE7 1AT


Employer's website

https://www.lakesidehealthcaregroup.co.uk (Opens in a new tab)


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Date posted

26 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£19,554 to £22,683 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

A3007-22-6589

Job locations

The New Queen Street Surgery

Syers Lane

Whittlesey

Peterborough

PE7 1AT