Health Care Assistant

THE ROLE

You will work in accordance with specific practice guidelines and protocols, assisting the practices clinical teams in the provision and delivery of prescribed programmes of patient care. Undertaking delegated duties mostly without direct supervision in the Surgery, ensuring continuity and a high standard of care to all patients.

The Clinical Responsibilities:

  • To undertake a variety of delegated duties that are within the guidelines and protocols set by the Surgery.
  • To deliver a high standard of patient care as indicated in the care plan, reporting back as required.
  • Participate in the care of patients with long term conditions.
  • If competent, undertake reviews of patients with long term conditions e.g., diabetes, following Surgery guidelines and protocols, and reporting back to the senior nurse.
  • Engage in health promotion activity, giving lifestyle advice to patients and carers according to Surgery policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Undertake delegated nursing and rehabilitation procedures, for example:
  • Phlebotomy
  • INR testing
  • Blood Pressure measurement
  • Dressings
  • Administer seasonal flu and other vaccinations and injections under PSDs.
  • ECG recording
  • Ear Syringing
  • Diabetic Foot Checks
  • Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles and apply principles of self-care.
  • Recording clear and contemporaneous consultation notes to agreed standards.

THE INDIVIDUAL

  • NVQ2 or equivalent.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Practical nursing skills e.g. phlebotomy, catheter care, basic observations including temperature, pulse, respiration rate and blood pressure, IM injections.
  • Experience of working with people with long term conditions or older people.
  • An appreciation of the nature of GPs and General Practices
  • Ability to use skills in a range of routine situations requiring analysis or comparison of a range of options
  • Ability to assess and manage patient risk effectively and safely
  • Ability to record care accurately and contemporaneously.
  • Good communication skills, able to communicate effectively across different levels
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and MS Outlook to intermediate level
  • Patient focused and compassionate about delivery of safe and effect care.
  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to Mendip Vales ethos and values
  • Resilient and flexible to meet service needs

The Full Job Description

 

The Hours: 

22.5 – 25.5 hours per week working on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays starting at 8:30am

Some Saturday overtime will be required supporting 8:30am-12:30pm on a rota basis across the team

 

Join the Mendip Vale Team today by sending your CV and cover letter to Katie Drew – katiedrew@nhs.net

Please note, if you don’t hear from us after 10 working days, consider your application unsuccessful – Thank you

To apply for this job email your details to katiedrew@nhs.net.