Due to progression within the existing team ware looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Healthcare Assistant to support Ward 23 Oncology & Haematology at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
The ward is a busy ward and you will need to be able to work under pressure at times and to cope with working in what can sometimes be an emotive environment. You will work within the established nursing team on Ward 23 alongside registered nurses, healthcare assistants and therapy staff providing care to patients on the ward.
You will deliver personal care as needed for the patients and will need to have a kind and compassionate nature. This is a rewarding role requiring commitment to providing a high quality of basic care for our oncology and haematology patients.
Main duties of the job
You will support the ward nursing team to provide care for our patients including hygiene needs, provision of personal care, assistance with taking diet and fluids, checking of basic observations.
You will need to work well as part of a team and have good communication skills and a caring nature. You will need to be a keen, calm, motivated and a conscientious individual with a good sense of humour, and be able to show sensitivity in dealing with patients and their relatives who are facing cancer treatment and may sometimes be distressed as a result.
You will be required to work on an internal rotation working day, night and weekend shifts. All shifts are 12.5 hours in length. Previous experience as a care assistant would be helpful but is not essential as full training will be given.
Working for our organisation
We are committed to supporting our staff with suitable training and development opportunities and will provide full training for the role of Healthcare Assistant on Ward 23. We offer specialist Oncology & Haematology training for our HCAs and are committed to further development as appropriate afterwards. We have a set of established Trust Values and expect all staff to work within these at all times.