Care Assistant

Care Assistant Camberley, England

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Full Time Camberley, England 21406 - 22454 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Ward F8 is a 31 bedded unit that offers exceptional acute care to surgical patients.

If you thrive on working in a fast-paced environment, are dedicated to providing a high quality of care and like working as part of a wider MDT then this is the role for you.

As an integral member of the team, you will provide support to nursing, and medical staff in the direct provision of patient care.
To provide a range of healthcare and non-nursing duties, ensuring an efficient and effective service to the ward and patients at all times.

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our three core values, and the behaviors that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical, and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
General responsibilities

  • To ensure that all patients, visitors and staff are treated in a courteous, professional and caring manner and receive prompt assistance when required.
  • To promote equality for all individuals, taking into consideration their cultural and religious beliefs, customs and values.
  • To promote patient independence and maintain the individual’s dignity at all times.
  • To adhere to hospital policy in relation to patient confidentiality at all times
  • To be aware of their responsibilities under the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act. Care should be taken in all aspects of work to ensure that these and other safety regulations, e.g. C.O.S.H.H. and Manual Handling Policy are adhered.
  • To report any accidents and/or incidents occurring to patients, visitors, staff or oneself according to hospital policies.
  • To report any suspicious circumstances/individuals/packages immediately to Senior Sister/Nurse in Charge or Site Manager.
  • To be aware of procedures to be followed in the case of Fire, Cardiac Arrest and any other emergencies.
  • To be aware that the Post-holder should not become involved in any financial matters with, or on behalf of, a patient or relative, e.g. witnessing a Will, receipt of gifts etc. and to adhere to hospital policy on this issue.
  • To adhere to the Trust Values.
Main duties and key tasks
  • The CA at this level is under training and will work under supervision until competency for the following tasks has been achieved and agreed by the departmental manager.
Job Description/Person Specification Template
May 2013
  • To enable patients/clients to maintain their personal hygiene and appearance
by, assisting patients with bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, bed making etc.
  • Enabling/facilitating patients to meet their own hygiene needs
  • Contribute to the movement and comfort of patients/clients by, encouraging
and assisting patients/clients in mobilisation.
  • Assisting with the movement of patients, for which instruction has been given,
taking into consideration patient comfort and safety.
  • Using equipment, for which instruction has been given, to mobilise/move
patients.
  • Assisting patients/clients to achieve physical comfort.
  • Recognising the risks to patients/clients who are not able to change their own
position.
  • Identifying and reporting possible problems and changes in a patient’s/client’s
condition.
  • Enable patients/clients to eat and drink by, assisting in menu selection,
liasing with trained staff regarding special diets, and being sensitive to
cultural requirements.
  • Helping patients who require assistance, to eat and drink.
  • Serving patients meals and beverages, removing all dirty utensils from patient
areas.
  • Recording fluid intake/output as required.
  • Contribute to the management of patient/client continence by, encouraging
clients/patients to maintain continence.
  • Supporting clients/patients in the management of continence.
  • Emptying catheter and stoma bags as directed.
  • Receive, transmit, store and receive information relating to the delivery of a
care service by, keeping the team leader informed of all changes in a
patient’s condition.
  • Assist with preparing all relevant paperwork is ready prior to patient
admission.
  • Assisting with the updating of clinical IT systems.
  • Answering the department telephone and record/deliver messages
accurately.
  • Providing clerical support where required.
  • Ensure that ward stores/stock supply is maintained by, assisting with the
stocking up draws etc on the ward and recording the receipt of stock.
  • Monitoring the efficient storage of supplies and the maintenance of
appropriate stock levels.
  • Contribute to the health, safety and security of patients and their environment
by, ensuring the tidiness and cleanliness of patient bed areas and associated
equipment.
  • Stripping, cleaning and making beds/couches/trolleys, after patients’
discharge.
  • Dealing with the disposal of soiled linen and refuse as per hospital policy.
  • Following hospital policies with regard to the control of infection.
  • Monitoring and checking all ward equipment and ensuring that the
appropriate requisitions for any repairs are completed, and that the team
leader is informed.
  • Providing for the health, safety and wellbeing of the patient/client during
escort duties; such as transferring from one area to another; or when
undertaking a messenger service to other parts of the Trust.
Job Description/Person Specification Template
May 2013
  • Assisting the rehabilitation of patients, utilising physical and psychological
stimulus and appropriate resources.
  • Assist with Last Offices where and when required.
Under Supervision
  • Assist the professional staff to prepare and undertake agreed clinical
activities by, collecting urine and faecal samples as required, and testing
urine when requested.
  • Assist in maintaining the high standards of the department by, contributing
towards individual and team objectives.
  • Carrying out other duties required by the Unit Manager commensurate with
the grade.

Care Assistant
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

www.fhft.nhs.uk
Frimley, United Kingdom
Janet King
Unknown / Non-Applicable
10000+ Employees
Hospital
Healthcare Services & Hospitals
2014
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