An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Healthcare Assistant to join the team on the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
We are looking for a caring, compassionate individual who has strong communication and observation skills to deliver excellent patient-focused care in a challenging environment.
We will complete a comprehensive induction programme that will fully prepare you for the role and you will be working in a stimulating and supportive clinical environment with many opportunities for learning and development.
Main duties of the job
Provide support to patients to maintain their hygiene needs. This may include actions such as:
Care of mouth, hair, nails and eyes
Provide support to maintain their elimination needs. This may include actions such as:
Emptying urinary catheter bags
Mobilising to toilet or use of commode or bedpan
Maintaining hygiene needs after episodes of incontinence
Assist in the delivery of pressure area care. This may include actions such as:
Repositioning of patients as directed
Maintenance of good levels of skin hygiene
Reporting the observed condition of a patient’s skin
Working for our organisation
AMU is a 20 bedded unit that is a fast paced environment, in which patients are assessed and treated for a variety of medical conditions before being sent home or on to a specialist ward.
We also have a Same Day Emergency Care Clinic (SDEC) and an Acute Medical Assessment (AMA) unit, currently being used as a Respiratory Isolation Unit during the pandemic.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.
GCSE in Maths and English grade 9-4 ( A – C) OR Functional Skills Level 1 or higher
NVQ2/3 in Health related subject
Can demonstrate an understanding, through personal statement and interview, of what is required within the role of a Health Care Assistant in the care setting
Can describe the Trust Values and demonstrate how they put these in to practice within their caring role
Previous hospital experience
Evidence of effective verbal/face to face/telephone/written communications and listening skills
Evidence of the ability to work with others