PART-TIME HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

15 hours per week
Due to an expanding workload, Oriel healthcare is looking to increase its existing Health Care Assistant Team. The successful applicant will undertake a wide range of tasks including health checks, phlebotomy, ECGs and blood pressure monitoring, working closely with the existing practice team including Practice Nurses, GPs and Nurse Practitioners, to provide high quality health care services to the practice population.
Although an experienced Health Care Assistant is preferred, appropriate training and support can be given where needed. The post-holder would need to work at least 2 early shifts a week (8.15am start).

Salary – NHS Agenda for Change Band 2 – Range: £5,717 to £6,970 per year

The job involves:
Clinical skills – health and well-being
Undertake, record and follow guidelines for the tasks for which you have received appropriate training:
Urinalysis and preparation of specimens for investigation by the pathology laboratory
Measuring and recording following physiological measurements in routine presentations:
1.blood pressure
2.pulse rate and rhythm
3.temperature
4.height and weight – body mass index
5.visual acuity
6.venepuncture
7.ECG
Prepare and maintain environments and equipment before, during and after patient care interventions
Assist in raising awareness of health and well-being, and how it can be promoted
Give accurate and appropriate information to patients and groups within own competence
Support and monitor patients during nebulisation therapy

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
New patient health checks
ECG recording
Phlebotomy
Spirometry
Chaperoning duties
Cardio-vascular health checks
Processing and management of laboratory samples requested by GPs/Nurses
Sterilising, cleansing and maintenance of surgical equipment
Vaccine/cold chain storage, monitoring and recording
Surgical equipment and vaccine re-stocking and stock rotation
Preparing and maintaining environments and equipment before, during and after patient care interventions including assisting GPs during the performance of minor operations
Assisting in the assessment and surveillance of patients’ health and well-being
Undertaking specific clinical activities for named patients that have been delegated and taught specifically in relation to that individual
Helping to raise awareness of health and well-being and how it can be promoted
Assisting with the collection and collation of data on needs related to health and well-being
Any other clinical tasks as appropriate to role and experience

Application
Application is by completed application form only, CVs are not accepted.
For an application pack, please contact Sue Packman, Practice Manager.

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