Clinical Support - Healthcare Assistant- Ward 14

  • Department Ward 14
  • Salary £20,270.00 – £21,318 per annum
  • Closing Date 02/02/2023
  • Location Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-HCA-355
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Full time
  • Hours 37.5

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Health Care Assistant to work on our gynaecology inpatient ward, you will be working within womens health with a dynamic and friendly team. 

The ward is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

The successful candidate will be fully supported with an induction, and training needs assessment. 

The successful applicant will be closely involved in supporting the patients and their families to help them get holistic care and support them through their journey of care. 

Main duties of the job

Provide or assist patients with personal care/hygiene including occasional direct exposure to body fluids, smells etc.

Toileting, including emptying urinary catheter bags

After appropriate training undertake clinical activities as delegated by nursing and medical staff reporting any abnormalities,

Observations of temperature, pulse, blood pressure & weight.

ECG recordings

Simple dressings and removal of cannula.

Phlebotomy, cannulation and BM blood samples.

Assist patient's preparation prior to clinical procedures and during.

Undertake patient and other manual handling tasks using the correct equipment and techniques following specific training. 

Contribute fully to ensure the unit and the kitchen are kept clean and all items and equipment are stored, cleaned and used correctly

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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