Clinical Support - Healthcare Assistant

  • Job Type Endoscopy
  • Salary £17,460 - £18,702 per annum
  • Closing Date 15/02/2019
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-HCA-019
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time 18 hours per week
  • Contact Senior Sister Kathryn Butterworth / Sister Tracey McCarthy / Sister Becky Potter
  • Email
  • Telephone (01743) 261648

If you do not have the essential qualification as listed on the person specification, if shortlisted, you would be required to complete a simple literacy and numeracy test to ensure you are suitable for the Healthcare Assistant role.

We are seeking to recruit a part time Healthcare Assistant who is interested in joining the Endoscopy unit at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and who is keen to provide a high quality service to Endoscopy patients.  Patient care, experience and staff wellbeing are at the forefront of our philosophy.  This has been demonstrated with us gaining our JAG accreditation and a Values in Practice Award for Safety.

The post holder will need to be flexible as cross site working may be required. The Endoscopy unit is presently open Monday to Saturday between 8am and 10pm and Bank Holidays.  It is an extremely busy unit with all three procedure rooms running to full capacity.

The post holder will support patients who attend for Endoscopic procedures and following an in house training and development programme, will assist registered nurses with the admission and discharge of patients; the monitoring of these patients and supporting the patients to receive a good experience during their visit.

The post holder will also be responsible for the manual cleaning and automated decontamination and maintenance of flexible endoscopes using Automated Endoscopic washers and drying cabinets.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work well within a team are essential. The Endoscopy team are a very cohesive team with good camaraderie and team support.

Please note this Vacancy may close early due to high demand.

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