Healthcare Support Worker, Day Surgery Unit, Theatres Ashford - Band 2
Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic Healthcare Assistant with at least a grade C GCSE or equivalent pass in English and Math to join our progressive and dedicated Day Surgery Unit at Ashford hospital. A computer-literate qualification would be advantageous but not necessary, as you will be trained in order to contribute towards developing and maintaining a suitable and stimulating learning environment. Previous experience in a healthcare setting is desirable and you will also be supported with an extensive supernumerary training period to enhance your knowledge and skills.
The Day Surgery Unit consists of an admission area, ward area A and B and 2 Operating Theatres which are used for a range of surgical specialties, including General, Vascular, Urology, Orthopaedic/Trauma, Oral, ENT and Gynaecology. And Pain Management Treatment. The Unit also accommodates for a Recovery Room comprising 6 Trolley spaces.
As a team member, you will have a range of learning opportunities available. Starting with a rotation throughout different areas of the department you will develop your competencies within each area. We provide in house training for our fantastic staff and all team members are given the opportunity to progress to Nursing Associates and Registered Nurses.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will work as part of a team to provide a safe, cost effective, efficient care environment for patients, relatives and carers. You will be expected to function clinically within the ward from admission through to discharge
Effective communication skills are vital for this role both written and verbal with all levels of staff including the multidisciplinary team, patients and relatives, considering impairments, levels of consciousness and language barriers.
You will be required to adhere to local policies, guidelines and SOPs in order to maintain a high standard of good quality care within the department.
Mainly working as an effective circulating staff within theatres and carryout tasks as delegated by the Theatre Team Leader and guided by the Theatre Competency Pack.
Informal visits to the unit are welcome so you can come and meet us and see the way that care is delivered.
Please contact Ashford DSU Ward manager Thanga Raju Murugesan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ashford Matron Tom DSouza at Tom.email@example.com or CPE Joi Kaunde-Smith at Joi.firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashford and St. Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of more than 410,000 people living in North-West Surrey, parts of Hounslow and beyond.
Over 3,700 highly trained doctors, nurses, midwives, therapists, healthcare scientists and other support staff make up our workforce, providing a wide range of services across our two hospital sites, Ashford, Ashford, Surrey and St Peter's, Chertsey, Surrey.
We also run many specialist clinics in the community and local community hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
Our vision is to be one of the best healthcare Trusts in the country. There has never been a better time to join us in the NHS at Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with our strong commitment to staff health and wellbeing. We are committed to providing continuous professional development, staff benefits and flexibility to shape our workforce around our patient care.
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Successful candidates need will:
Provide specialist support and knowledge to patients within clinical areas in the Day Surgery Unit and surrounding areas.
Be prepared to extend knowledge and skills by rotation to other specialties and by completing Care Certificate.
Be competent in Basic Life Support, both in theory and practice.
Report any complaints, accidents, untoward incidents or unusual occurrences to the Clinical Manager and ensure that where possible remedial action is taken to prevent the occurrence/reoccurrence of such incidents. Ensure incident forms are completed with statements where appropriate.
Demonstrate a personal duty of care in keeping yourself and other staff up to date in the use of new equipment and procedures in the relevant areas of care.
Actively participate in current research and clinical audit promoting changes in practice as required.
Ensure rigorous adherence to infection control practices including hand hygiene and universal precautions.