Healthcare Assistant

Healthcare Assistant Northampton, England

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Full Time Northampton, England 22383 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

The primary role of the healthcare assistant will be to assist, support and work in collaboration with neonatal nurses and the wider multidisciplinary team to provide high quality care to neonates and their families.

The post holder will adopt a family centred approach to provide direct care to neonates and assist parents to participate in caring for their baby whilst on the neonatal unit. Helping to develop their parental skills ready for discharge.

Act as a role model in customer service towards visitors to the hospital.

To facilitate any measures to help achieve directorate and Trust targets and disseminate all appropriate information to all members of the nursing team.

Promote the importance of skin-to-skin contact and its benefits to both mother and baby.

Always ensure patient confidentiality.

Participate in tracking, obtaining and filing clinical records as required in line with local policy.

Be vigilant of child protection issues and refer issues of concern in a timely manner to a registered nurse.

Attend all training as required. Identify own training and development needs acting upon and seeking out opportunities to develop and maintain knowledge base.

Assist the neonatal nurse with neonatal resuscitation where required, by acting as a runner collecting and/or passing of equipment.

Quality Assurance and Monitoring

Participate in setting and reviewing standards for practice and evaluating outcomes as part of the clinical governance agenda.

To maintain and promote an awareness of evidence-based practice and participate in its implementation.

Supporting Financial Excellence

To be responsible for the effective and efficient use of clinical and physical resources.

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Integrity

Courage

We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone’s full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

We are a Defence positive trust, supporting our reservists, veterans, spouses and partners.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.

We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds. This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Act as a role model in customer service towards visitors to the hospital.

To facilitate any measures to help achieve directorate and Trust targets and disseminate all appropriate information to all members of the nursing team.

Promote a positive breastfeeding culture within the neonatal services. Being able to describe the key practices that facilitate the initiation and maintenance of breast feeding in line with BFI standards.

Promote the importance of skin-to-skin contact and its benefits to both mother and baby.

Be able to support parents who formula feed to do so responsively and as safely as possible.

Recognise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.

Report to ward coordinator and document factual and accurate information.

Use effective communication skills with families, recognising and considering cultural and diversity.

Act on and report any environmental concerns to your line manager.

Work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals in the provision of holistic family centred care to neonates and their families.

Plan and organise allocated work within identified time scales.

Undertake routine clinical observations on neonates and record outcome. Escalate any deviations from the normal range appropriately.

Educate parents/carers as required focussing on family integrated care.

Always ensure patient confidentiality.

Participate in tracking, obtaining and filing clinical records as required in line with local policy.

Be vigilant of child protection issues and refer issues of concern in a timely manner to a registered nurse.

Attend all training as required. Identify own training and development needs acting upon and seeking out opportunities to develop and maintain knowledge base.

Participate in annual appraisal process, whereby objectives will be agreed, performance monitored, and personal development needs discussed.

Be conversant with the local infection control policy and hazardous substances policies.

Assist in stocking up and cleaning of equipment needed to support the delivery of care to the neonate

Ensure the working order of equipment, reporting concerns, faults, or breakages to the appropriate person in a timely manner.

Assist the neonatal nurse with neonatal resuscitation where required, by acting as a runner collecting and/or passing of equipment.

Quality Assurance and Monitoring

Participate in setting and reviewing standards for practice and evaluating outcomes as part of the clinical governance agenda.

To maintain and promote an awareness of evidence-based practice and participate in its implementation.

To drive research and service improvement/ development programmes within the department.

Supporting Financial Excellence

To be responsible for the effective and efficient use of clinical and physical resources.

Healthcare Assistant
Northampton General Hospital 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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