Health Care Assistant

Health Care Assistant Wolverhampton, England

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Full Time Wolverhampton, England 22383 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

An opportunity has become available for a Band 2 Health Care Assistant to work on Ward C39, older adult medicine.

We have a good support network, and a multidisciplinary team, who support patients within the clinical area, supporting their holistic needs.

We strive to provide high standards of patient care and are working towards delivering the Trust vision and values.

The trust is committed to personal and professional development; the successful applicant will receive support and training to deliver the care requirements of the specialty and enable them to achieve their full potential and become an integral member of the multi professional team.

Successful applicants will be part of a nursing team led by a Supervisory Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse, working flexibly to provide 24/7 care.
1. To assist with the direct care of patients as delegated to and supervised by the registered nurse / healthcare professional.
2. To provide support to the nursing team working collaboratively with members of the multi disciplinary team and contributing positively to the delivery of high quality compassionate care.
3. To uphold the fundamental standards of safety and quality always putting the patients first and protecting them from harm.

The trust is committed to personal and professional development; the successful applicant will receive support and training to deliver the care requirements of the specialty and enable them to achieve their full potential and become an integral member of the multi professional team

To assist registered nurses/healthcare professionals in the delivery of individualised holistic patient care according to policy/procedure.

To ensure that consent is obtained prior to delivering all aspects of patient care.

To involve relatives / carers in the delivery of care, interacting with them helpfully and in a friendly manner providing information as appropriate.

To ensure care is delivered with compassion and respect to all patients.

To work with the multi-disciplinary team and contribute to the prevention of patient harm by participating in risk assessments e.g. pressure ulcer development, falls, nutrition and comfort rounds.

To ensure privacy and dignity are maintained at all times.

To assist patients with all care as delegated by the registered nurse/healthcare professional.

To assist patients in meeting their nutritional needs and accurately record intake on the appropriate charts, reporting any changes to the registered nurse/healthcare professional.

To safely and accurately measure and record patients physiological observations e.g. pulse, respirations, blood pressure and temperature, escalating to the nurse/healthcare professional responsible for the patients care.

To safely and accurately measure and record blood glucose levels, reporting to the registered nurse / health care professional responsible for the patient’s care.

To accurately document any observations and care provided in the appropriate record informing the registered nurse to whom you have been delegated care, of your actions.

To safely and accurately undertake urinalysis, record the results, and report to the registered nurse or doctor accountable for the patient’s care.

To safely obtain samples (urine, stool, sputum, etc.) in accordance with Infection Prevention policies, guidelines and clinical practices, ensuring accurate completion and verification of patient information.

To safely transport samples to the laboratories in a timely and professional manner.

To safely escort patients to other areas / departments as requested by the registered nurse / health care professional.

To chaperone patients requiring clinical examinations, as per Trust’s Chaperone Policy.

To ensure that appropriate moving and handling techniques and equipment are used when manual handling.

To report back any relevant information to the registered nurse accountable for the patient’s care.

To answer the telephone in a courteous and professional manner, accurately taking messages and informing the relevant person(s).

Respond appropriately to patient concerns and questions raised escalating to the accountable registered nurse / health care professional for the patient during that shift.

To ensure areas are maintained clean and tidy, and are appropriate stocked against agreed levels, including storage areas and medical equipment.

To comply with Health and Safety Regulations and to report accidents / untoward incidents / hazards / unsafe equipment to the nurse in charge / registered practitioner immediately, utilising the incident reporting system.

Act in a courteous and helpful manner at all times ensuring practical delivery of compassionate care respecting others, including the care of deceased patients and their families.

Maintain professional carer behaviour at all times as an employee of the Trust and therefore representative of our values and beliefs including the objectives of the Trust

Work towards’ healthcare support workers’ registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council as and when this is established.

Ensure your practice is supervised by a registered nurse health care professional / who remains accountable for the delivery of care.

To attend mandatory training and such courses / lectures / in-service training, as indicated by the needs of the service and own personal development, as indicated at appraisal and within personal development plan (PDP).

To be familiar with, and comply with all appropriate Trust policies and procedures.

At all times maintain a professional image and comply with the Trust’s Dress Code Policy.

At all times act in a professional manner, to uphold the reputation of the profession and the organisation.

To undertake any other duties as may be required to meet the needs of the service within the limitations of the grade for the post.

Health Care Assistant
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

www.nhs.uk
London, United Kingdom
Amanda Pritchard
$5 to $25 million (USD)
10000+ Employees
Government
Insurance Carriers
Insurance
1946
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