Experienced Healthcare Assistant X2
Merchant Street Practice
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With the advanced development of Primary Care Health Networks (PCNs) in Tower Hamlets, Mile End East Bromley by Bow CIC (MEEBBB) are looking for a highly motivated, innovative person to join our General Practice Teams as a PCN Healthcare Assistant.
We are looking for an enthusiastic experienced Healthcare Assistant to join the PCN to support the catch up on long-term condition reviews after the pandemic and clear the backlog. The focus of this role is to support housebound patients who are vulnerable, have co-morbidities and complex health needs, which are not always met in a timely fashion.
Main duties of the job
· To support practices (Bromley by Bow/XX Place, St Andrews, St Paul’s Way, and Wellington Way) in the Network to achieve QOF (*1), LES (*2), and DES (*3) targets for patients that are housebound and on the complex integrated care (IC) list. These patients will have a named Care Co-ordinator, HCA and Clinician. They have complex health needs e.g., are palliative, have dementia, live in care homes or are housebound, and often, multiple long term conditions.
· You will support the Primary Care Network (PCN) teams to catch up and maintain long-term condition management post pandemic and to help the primary care network (PCN) to achieve its targets for adult immunisation and cardiovascular health programmes.
· You will visit housebound patients for routine monitoring who are vulnerable, have co-morbidities and complex health needs which are not always met in a timely fashion.
· You will work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures.
MEEBBB Health CIC has been established for 12 years and employs a number of staff for member practices. In 2010 the then Primary Care Trust, Local Medical Council and GP surgeries in Tower Hamlets set up Networks composed of member practices linked to a Network Incentive Scheme (NIS) as a contract for additional work over and above their standard GP contracts; this has now changed to the LES (Local Enhanced Services). The reason for establishing the PCNs was due to the high levels of deprivation in the borough, and to address the chronic underfunding in primary care.
· The Health Care Assistant will visit housebound IC patients and undertake care plan A, (phlebotomy, blood pressure monitoring, diabetes foot check, urinalysis, spirometry as required)
The HCA will also be based in practice supporting patients with Long Term Conditions.
· The HCA will input data to the clinical templates
· They will escalate when appropriate to the multidisciplinary team (social prescribers, clinical pharmacist, GP, Nurse, community health services, to address the patient’s needs)
· Provide feedback to the monthly IC multidisciplinary team meetings
· Promote healthy living and encourage uptake of preventative health promotion activities in the Network
· Work in collaboration with the care coordinator to plan visits in a timely and holistic manner.
· The PCN Clinical Lead to provide feedback and supervision to HCAs, Clinicians, and Care Coordinators.