Clinical Support - Healthcare Assistant - Day Surgery Short Stay

  • Department Day Surgery Short Stay
  • Salary £18,546.00 – £19,918 per annum
  • Closing Date 27/01/2022
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-HCA-602-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

The elective surgical  team are looking to recruit friendly, hard working, enthusiastic, caring, and kind Healthcare Assistants to join our extremely busy team.

We will offer a comprehensive induction programme that will fully prepare you for the role and you will be working in stimulating and supportive clinical environment with opportunities for learning and development.

If you feel you would like  to join a dynamic, supportive and friendly team then Ward 21 and DSU could be for you!

Please note that due to high demand, this post may close early.  Make sure you submit your application promptly so you don't miss this opportunity!

Main duties of the job

  • Provide support to patients to maintain their hygiene needs
  • Provide support to maintain patients elimination needs
  • Assist in the delivery of pressure area care
  • Assist in the maintenance of patients nutritional and hydration needs
  • 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 your organisation

We are a 26 bedded Day Surgery Unit and a 16 bedded inpatient ward.  We run ophthalmology clinics  daily and prostate biopsy clinics 2 days a week.

We care for all elective surgical patients from admission to discharge. You will be well supported and receive training during a supervised period within the clinical area.

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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