Healthcare Assistant - Stroke
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Jubilee Acute Stroke Rehabilitation Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead.
We are looking for committed individuals who demonstrate a caring and compassionate attitude, as well as excellent communication and organisation skills. The successful candidate will provide excellent standards of patient care, working well within the wider team to deliver this.
There is an expectation that if appointed, the post holder should be willing to work flexibly to meet the service needs of our patients, including weekends and evenings. Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust offers Family Friendly working and will consider flexible working. Job share applicants are also encouraged to apply.
Previous experience in healthcare is desired but not essential, as training will be provided.
This post is subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Disclosure.
Main duties of the job
- To undertake personal care duties for patients in hospital.- To support all members of the MDT to deliver high quality, safe patient care.- To ensure a safe working environment.- To assist the registered staff to care for patients
Working for your organisation
The people in this area are known for being friendly and there is a strong sense of regional identity.
Gateshead Quays has the most contemporary and stylish cultural and leisure attractions to be found along the Tyne. Next to the world famous Tyne Bridge there's the stunning Millennium Bridge, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and of course the fabulous Sir Norman Foster building, The Sage Gateshead a new home for music both national and international.
More than £250 million has been invested over recent years in major new cultural and leisure facilities along the river bank. Gateshead is a pleasant combination of urban development in the east and rural land to the west. Some of the best coast and countryside in the country are all easily accessible from Gateshead. The area is well served with public transport, and air and ferry links to mainland Europe are both about seven miles away.
And of course, Gateshead is home to Anthony Gormleys world famous multi-award winning sculpture, the Angel of the North. This major landmark at the entrance to Gateshead is Britain's largest sculpture and is seen by more than 33 million people every year.
- Communicates information to staff, patients, relatives and carers. Communicates information in an empathetic and reassuring way where there maybe barriers to communication/understanding i.e. speech/language/hearingdifficulties. Communicates with patients, clients, relatives and staff whose first language maynot be English. Is able to communicate effectively using written and oral skills. Establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, relatives andcolleagues. Provide and receive routine information requiring tact or persuasive skills; barriersto understanding. Exchanges factual information with patients using persuasion, reassurance, tact,empathy, may overcome barriers to understanding e.g. patient has physical ormental disabilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Certificate of Sponsorship
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