Home Visiting Health Care Assistant

The Nightingale Practice

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Job overview

Hackney Downs Primary Care Network are looking to recruit to an HCA role with a difference to form a key part of a multi-disciplinary team.

This is a new post designed to improve access for patients to healthcare within their own home. Hackney Downs PCN practices have identified a group of patients who are not currently served by the district nurse team (who look after our housebound population) but who may find it difficult to come to the surgeries, particularly at the moment when some of our most vulnerable patients are shielding at home or preferring not to come out to protect themselves from Covid19. These patients have need for a home visiting service.

Main duties of the job

Essential Skills Needed

Good General Education

Holds a full UK Driving License (unless using another approved mode of transport)

Qualified in Phlebotomy

Ability to provide quality care

Good interpersonal and communication skills

Skilled in Phlebotomy

Good organisational skills

Good team working skills

Effective time management skills

Ability to work independently following verbal or written instructions

Adaptable to change

Computer literate

Experience within a health care setting

About us

Upon completion of the 6 month contract the HCA post will be discontinued. The successful candidate will have the option to enrol on a two-year trainee nursing associate scheme culminating in qualifying as a fully trained nursing associate. Nursing associate roles are new roles that are proving to be much sought after by GP surgeries and Primary Care Networks and are a great career pathway for anyone looking to build up their skills into a recognised qualification.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a new post designed to improve access for patients to healthcare within their own home. Hackney Downs PCN practices have identified a group of patients who are not currently served by the district nurse team (who look after our housebound population) but who may find it difficult to come to the surgeries, particularly at the moment when some of our most vulnerable patients are shielding at home or preferring not to come out to protect themselves from Covid19. These patients have need for a home visiting service.

This post provides the face to face elements of care needed to look after patients with long term conditions, so that the rest of their care can be provided remotely where preferred.

As the successful post holder, you will be employed by Nightingale Practice on behalf of the PCN and will have a base at Nightingale Practice but will mainly be providing care to patients within their own home. You will need to be able to transport yourself to patients homes - either in your own vehicle (the PCN will provide a parking permit and a mileage allowance to cover the additional motoring costs incurred) or by bicycle (bearing in mind that there will be quite a few items you would need to carry with you) or something of equivalent speed (ie not public transport or walking).

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good General Education
  • Holds a full UK Driving License (unless using another approved mode of transport)
  • Qualified in Phlebotomy

Desirable

  • Qualified to NVQ level 3 or an apprenticeship qualification
  • Basic life support training within one year

Experience

Essential

  • Ability to provide quality care
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Skilled in Phlebotomy
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good team working skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to work independently following verbal or written instructions
  • Adaptable to change
  • Computer literate
  • Experience within a health care setting

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Emis Web clinical system
  • Skilled in administrating Flu jabs, Shingles, Pneumonia & B12
  • Skilled in blood pressure measurement, pulse check , respiratory rate, urine dipsticks, diabetic foot checks, oxygen saturation measurement and blood glucose monitoring
  • Basic first aid knowledge
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Awareness of Blood Borne Viruses
  • Experience in Home visiting

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 Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Nightingale Practice

Address

10 Kenninghall Road

London

E5 8BY


Employer's website

https://www.thenightingalepractice.co.uk/

Date posted

23 October 2020

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Fixed-Term

Duration

6 months

Working pattern

Flexible working

Reference number

A3085-20-3052

Job locations

10 Kenninghall Road

London

E5 8BY


10 Kenninghall Road

London

E5 8BY


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