Health Care Assistant

Cambridgeshire GP Network Ltd

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Job summary

This is an exciting new role within CGPN, the post holder will be a key member of the CGPN Nursing Team assisting with provision and delivery of CGPN’s clinical services and initiatives within Cambridgeshire.

The hours are Monday to Friday.

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Health Care Assistant to be responsible for the delivery of Health Care Assistant services. The post holder will as part of the CGPN multidisciplinary team deliver care within their scope to the patient population. The HCA will be working within several clinical areas, including chronic disease reviews, phlebotomy and blood pressure monitoring.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting and varied role that requires:

• The ability to work autonomously in the community as part of the nursing team providing a high quality of care to patients in their own homes.

• Assist in the implementation of new services, including a Home Visiting HCA service

• Assuring clinical safety and driving excellent patient outcomes

About us

Cambs GP Network is a Federation of GP practices in Cambridge, Ely, Royston and the surrounding villages. We strongly believe in the value of Primary Care.

Our overarching vision is to protect General Practice and develop Primary Care in order to provide the best possible care for our patients.

We are a private limited company with a social enterprise ethos. Our practices are our shareholders and any profits made are reinvested into our practices and into providing services for our patient population.

Our team is made up of Operational staff, GP's, Practice Nurses, HCA's.

Date posted

16 August 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Job share

Reference number

U0073-22-7379

Job locations

F1 Stirling House

Cambridge Innovation Park, Denny End Road

Waterbeach

Cambs

CB25 9PB


Job description

Job responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares for and performs clinical procedures
  • Procedures may include, testing urine samples, blood pressure monitoring, blood glucose testing, pulse-oximetry, phlebotomy and gathering baseline observations according to competencies
  • To ensure all samples/specimens are recorded correctly and transported in a timely and appropriate manner according to service policies
  • Be able to accurately record patient observations and inform patients own GP practice of any escalations necessary.
  • Monitoring and maintaining CGPN consumable stock levels

Quality Assurance

  • To follow organisational policy

• Actively engage with service users to monitor outcomes and service satisfaction

Primary Care Hubs

• To provide additional support to Primary care Hubs as required

Communication

  • To participate in team meetings both clinical and operational where appropriate

• Act as an advocate when representing patients and colleagues

• Communicate effectively, recognising the need for alternative methods of communication to overcome different levels of understanding, cultural background and preferred ways of communicating

Service Development

• Work alongside the Lead Nurse and the CGPN Team to identify improvements to the service and how these can be implemented as and when requested

Learning and Development

  • Identifies own learning needs and seeks support from Lead Nurse to develop these
  • Undertakes mandatory and essential training required for the role
  • Recognises and understands the roles of others and supports new and less experienced staff under the direction of the CGPN Lead Nurse

Job description

Job responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares for and performs clinical procedures
  • Procedures may include, testing urine samples, blood pressure monitoring, blood glucose testing, pulse-oximetry, phlebotomy and gathering baseline observations according to competencies
  • To ensure all samples/specimens are recorded correctly and transported in a timely and appropriate manner according to service policies
  • Be able to accurately record patient observations and inform patients own GP practice of any escalations necessary.
  • Monitoring and maintaining CGPN consumable stock levels

Quality Assurance

  • To follow organisational policy

• Actively engage with service users to monitor outcomes and service satisfaction

Primary Care Hubs

• To provide additional support to Primary care Hubs as required

Communication

  • To participate in team meetings both clinical and operational where appropriate

• Act as an advocate when representing patients and colleagues

• Communicate effectively, recognising the need for alternative methods of communication to overcome different levels of understanding, cultural background and preferred ways of communicating

Service Development

• Work alongside the Lead Nurse and the CGPN Team to identify improvements to the service and how these can be implemented as and when requested

Learning and Development

  • Identifies own learning needs and seeks support from Lead Nurse to develop these
  • Undertakes mandatory and essential training required for the role
  • Recognises and understands the roles of others and supports new and less experienced staff under the direction of the CGPN Lead Nurse

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a healthcare setting
  • Excellent communication skills ( written or oral)

Desirable

  • Experience of working in primary care
  • Understands Chronic Disease Management processes
  • Systm One/Emis Skills

Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ Level 2 Health Care or equivalent
  • Phlebotomy Experience

Desirable

  • NVQ Level 3 or 4 Health Care
  • Awareness of Local and National Health Campaigns

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Problem Solver with the ability to process information accurately and effectively, interpreting data as required
  • Effectively utilises resources
  • Ability to work without supervision and determine own workload
  • Polite and Confident
  • Punctual and committed to supporting the team effort
  • Highly Motivated

Other

Essential

  • Valid UK Driving License
  • Flexibility
  • Enthusiastic
  • Team Player
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a healthcare setting
  • Excellent communication skills ( written or oral)

Desirable

  • Experience of working in primary care
  • Understands Chronic Disease Management processes
  • Systm One/Emis Skills

Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ Level 2 Health Care or equivalent
  • Phlebotomy Experience

Desirable

  • NVQ Level 3 or 4 Health Care
  • Awareness of Local and National Health Campaigns

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Problem Solver with the ability to process information accurately and effectively, interpreting data as required
  • Effectively utilises resources
  • Ability to work without supervision and determine own workload
  • Polite and Confident
  • Punctual and committed to supporting the team effort
  • Highly Motivated

Other

Essential

  • Valid UK Driving License
  • Flexibility
  • Enthusiastic
  • Team Player

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.

Additional information

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire GP Network Ltd

Address

F1 Stirling House

Cambridge Innovation Park, Denny End Road

Waterbeach

Cambs

CB25 9PB


Employer's website

https://www.cambsgpnetwork.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire GP Network Ltd

Address

F1 Stirling House

Cambridge Innovation Park, Denny End Road

Waterbeach

Cambs

CB25 9PB


Employer's website

https://www.cambsgpnetwork.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Service Delivery & Partnership Manager

Sophie Ladds

cpicb.cambsgpnetwork@nhs.net

01223854100

Date posted

16 August 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Job share

Reference number

U0073-22-7379

Job locations

F1 Stirling House

Cambridge Innovation Park, Denny End Road

Waterbeach

Cambs

CB25 9PB


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