Health Care Assistant

Health Care Assistant

Reference: HW-1047

Health Care Assistant required Tuesday evenings specifically, from 18:00-21:00 at South Wye Medical Centre.  

The HCA will work under the supervision of the Practice Nurse performing health screening and lifestyle assessments, providing lifestyle advice, perform investigative procedures such as ECG’s and undertake straightforward wound management.

Main Responsibilities

  • NHS health /lifestyle /CVD health Checks. Assisting in the assessment and surveillance of patients’ health and well-being

  • Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that encourage patients to live healthily, and apply principles of self-care

  • Sign posting to appropriate lifestyle change support agencies

  • Phlebotomy

  • ECG’s

  • Taking blood pressure

  • Chaperoning duties

  • Simple dressings

  • Processing and management of laboratory samples requested by GPs/Nurses

  • Equipment checks / ordering as delegated by Practice Nurse on site

  • Clearing and re-stocking consulting rooms

  • Maintaining stock levels of Taurus stock items and drugs

  • Preparing and maintaining environments and equipment before, during and after patient care interventions including assisting GPs during the performance of minor operations

  • Opportunistic BP and smoking assessments

  • Identify carers and encourage registration with carers support agency

  • Record fridge temperatures, reporting deviances to hub GP

  • Undertake Quality control tests for d-dimer / BNP equipment

  • Assists in the collection of Taurus specific outcome data

  • Work with receptionist to secure safe storage of Taurus equipment at the end of clinical session.

  • With receptionist dispose of clinical and domestic waste from rooms used by Taurus

  • Work with receptionist to ensure safe and secure closure of building at end of working day

To carry any other appropriate duties as required

 

Organisation:

Taurus Healthcare Ltd 7 day Service

Location:

Berrows Business Centre, Bath Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2HE
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Salary:

£12.89 per hour

Role:

Healthcare Assistant

Employment Type:

Part-Time

Hours:

3

Closing Date:

25/02/2019


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Email:

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Telephone:

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How to Apply:

Via NHS jobs

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