Clinical Support - Healthcare Assistant - A&E

  • Department Accident & Emergency
  • Salary £20,270.00 – £21,318 per annum
  • Closing Date 02/02/2023
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-HCA-356
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Full & Part Time available
  • Hours 37.5

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has become available to recruit Healthcare Assistants to work within the Emergency Department. We have both full time and part time positions available.

We are looking for people who are caring and compassionate and who have strong communication and observation skills to deliver excellent patient-focused care in a challenging environment. As a Trust, our guiding principle is “Putting Patients First” and that means giving our patients the best care and experience we can.

You must have good communication skills and be able to work well as part of a team. You must be flexible in your approach as you will be required to work days, nights and weekends to meet the needs of the service. In return we offer you a strong commitment to teaching and education, whilst working within a friendly and supportive working environment and a team who are committed to providing and maintaining high standards of patient care.

Main duties of the job

To work on an ad hoc and flexible basis to support ward/department teams throughout the Trust delivering care.
Provide support to patients to maintain their hygiene needs. This may include actions such as:

Bathing/washing/ Care of mouth, hair, nails and eyes

Accurately undertake and record patient observations (at a frequency determined by the Registered nurses), reporting any abnormalities immediately to a registered nurse.
Escort patients to and from other wards and departments under the direct instruction of the Registered nurses.
To move patients safely using techniques taught by the Manual Handling Team, including the safe use of mechanical and non-mechanical manual handling aids.

Working for our organisation

The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Emergency Department is undergoing a significant refurb currently to accommodate a safe and deliverable service to the patients and families of Shropshire/Telford & Wrekin. The refurb consists of an extension to our majors area, an ambulance arrivals area (ARA) and a dedicated paediatric area along with a new Urgent Treatment Centre for minors and GP stream. A very exciting time to join our ED with opportunities to develop with formal Royal College Nursing - Emergency Nurse Competency based assessments with accreditation supporting all nurses to work in majors, minors, resus, paediatrics and mental health. For HCA’s our Clinical Nurse Educators will take you through the robust training program.

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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