Healthcare Support Worker - Band 2

Healthcare Support Worker - Band 2 Bristol, England

North Bristol NHS Trust
Full Time Bristol, England 20270 - 21318 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Are you looking for a new career working with people and really making a difference?

Healthcare Support Worker, NHS, Bristol, £20270- £21318 pa + excellent NHS benefits*

Could this be the role you've been looking for - no previous experience required!

Healthcare support workers are required to support one of the UK’s largest NHS Hospital Trusts working alongside other practitioners on the front-line providing care directly to our patients. We have vacancies across our Medicine, Anaesthesia, Surgery, Critical Care and Renal and Neurological & Musculoskeletal Divisions.

WHY APPLY?

A Health Care Support Worker (HCSW) is a core member of the team delivering personal care to patients and supporting registered practitioners to deliver high quality, compassionate care. You will carry out a range of non-clinical healthcare tasks, under the direct supervision of the registered healthcare practitioner. Your role is to provide compassionate care, to agreed quality standards and in accordance with Trust values. There will be opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills, specific to your individual needs. Training will be provided to ensure you have the required core skills set specific to your area of work. You will also be supported to obtain your care certificate if you do not have this qualification.

North Bristol NHS Trust is committed to offering excellent career development and will help you achieve your healthcare goals with support from the Staff Development Team.

  • Please note, this role does not meet the UK Government requirements for Sponsorship.
1. Develop skills to obtain consent prior to giving care in accordance with Trust policies.
2. Under supervision, follow individual patient care plans and report any changes immediately to the Registered Practitioner.
3. Participate in basic patient assessment whilst providing personal care, feeeding back to the registered nurse ensuring high standards of care, in particular relating to skin integrity and the alertness of the patient.
4. Practice safe standards of care to patients following Trust guidelines and policies, able to concentrate for periods throughout the day with occasional interruptions.
5. Ensure care is given in accordance with the infection prevention and health and safety policies and procedures.
6. Ensure that the patient’s bed space is clean, tidy, and accessible and that the person has what they need within easy reach.
7. Develop the skills to actively facilitate self-care and independence with patients.
8. Promote health education specific to the clinical area and in line with national and local policies.
9. Develop the skills to maintain effective record keeping and communication with patients, relatives, and members of the Multidisciplinary team regarding all aspects of care using a range of appropriate communication skills.
10. Ensuring equipment and stores are well maintained, taking appropriate action if the equipment is faulty.
11. Work effectively as part of a team.
12. Undertake corporate and local induction, maintain your learning and compliance with any training required.

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities.

We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Nursing Care (under direct supervision)
1. Develop the skills to obtain consent prior to giving care in accordance with Trust policies.
2. Under supervision follow individual patient care plans and report any changes immediately to the Registered
Nurse/Assistant Practitioner.
3. Participate in basic patient assessment whilst providing personal care and feeding back to the registered
nurse to ensure high standards of care, in particular relating to skin integrity and the alertness of the patient
4. Practice safe standards of care to patients following Trust guidelines and policies and be able to concentrate
for periods throughout the day with occasional interruptions.
5. Ensure care is given in accordance with the infection prevention and health and safety policies and
procedures.
6. Ensure that the patients bed space is clean, tidy, and accessible and that the person has what they need
within easy reach.
7. Develop the skills to actively facilitate self-care and independence with patients.
8. Promote health education specific to the clinical area and in line with national and local policies
9. Develop the skills to maintain effective record keeping and communication with patients, relatives, and
members of the Multidisciplinary team regarding all aspects of care demonstrating a range of appropriate
communication skills.
10. Ensuring equipment and stores are well maintained, taking appropriate action if the equipment is faulty
11. Work effectively as part of a team.

Training
1. Undertake the Trust’s corporate and local induction, and maintain your learning and compliance with training
requirements for your role
2. Complete mandatory training. This will vary depending on area of work.
3. Attend In-service training.
4. Successful completion of the 15 Care certificate modules and practical competency assessment, within
required timescales.
5. Complete and return on time; all written work, reflective logs and assignments as required, if undertaking
additional training eg: Maths/English GCSE.

Professional
1. Demonstrate ability to access Trust policies and procedures and comply with those relevant to role.
2. Act, at all times, in a manner which demonstrates respect for privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
3. Embrace the Trust values and work in an inclusive way.
4. Act within limits of competence, ensuring actions support care, protection, and wellbeing.
5. Develop and maintain skills, knowledge, and competence for the role, with support from supervisor.
6. Ensure all mandatory training is undertaken in line with Trust policy.
7. Participate in team discussions / meetings as an integral member of the team.

Administration
1. Develop competent in the use of IT systems within the workplace environment.
2. Participate in the induction and orientation of newly appointed staff, learners, and other visitors to the
department.
3. Comply with Trust policy regarding information governance and the care of patient property.
Working conditions
1. Dependent on work setting you may have frequent exposure to bodily fluids, distressed, or confused patients.

Healthcare Support Worker - Band 2
North Bristol NHS Trust

www.nbt.nhs.uk
Bristol, United Kingdom
Andrea Young
$500 million to $1 billion (USD)
5001 to 10000 Employees
Hospital
Healthcare Services & Hospitals
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