Senior Healthcare Assistant - Diabetes and Endocrinology
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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We are looking for experienced Healthcare Assistant to join our nursing team on our fantastic Ward 5. There are opportunities to develop your career supported by an established and welcoming team. If you are eager to learn and develop new skills in an acute diabetes care setting then this role is for you! We cannot wait to meet you when you start.
Our unit is a busy proactive 28 bedded ward. We admit adults with a diverse range of acute and complex diabetic conditions, as well as other acute medical issues. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with the passion to deliver excellent care with compassion and a can do attitude. Experience of working with acute patients in a hospital setting would be beneficial, and working well within a team is essential.
You will need to be flexible in your working hours to work shifts/unsocial hours including nights as required.
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Main duties of the job
This is such an important role in our team and we cannot tell you just how valued you will be. You will be responsible for providing a range of personalised care for patients and a range of clinical dutiesunder the guidance and supervision of the team leader/nurse in charge including but not excusive too:
- assisting patients with personal hygiene, toileting, use of continence aids, catheter care, stoma care, measuring & monitoring patient output, removal of catheters
- moving and handling, use of mobility appliances, correct patient positioning, assess pressure areas and skin integrity, ensuring patient safety
- taking specimens including blood sugars, taking and recording physical measurements observing patients for changes in condition, carrying out simple dressings, removal of venflons
We have 10,000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.
Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.
You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done.
You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.
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Please read the job description listed below:
Provide good quality personalised care in accordance withagreed local and national standards
Take samples from patients for testing or dispatching eg: Urine,sputum, faeces, MRSA swabs, blood sugars
Assist patients to meet nutritional needs in line with theirindividual care plan
Undertake clinical duties relevant to clinical area followingachievement of competencies
Assist to maintain patient safety, conforming to health, safetyand security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines
Assist in maintaining standards of care to improve the patientexperience and outcome of care
Promote equality in care and practice by recognising,respecting and meeting the needs and choices of individuals
Contribute to maintaining safe, clean, and productive careenvironment, compliant with standards for hygiene andcleanliness
Maintain and develop own competence
Actively try to resolve issues and complaints at local level andthen report the outcome to line manager