Healthcare Assistant / Receptionist

Recruiter
Willing Care Recruitment
Location
Hereford, Herefordshire
Salary
£17652 - £19020 per annum
Posted
17 May 2019
Closes
14 Jun 2019
Ref
1152847288
Contract Type
Full Time
Reporting to: Lead Nurse - Sexual Health

Job Profile:

To participate, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse/ Midwife, in the delivery of patient care
to a defined client group, in accordance with the philosophy of care which enables clients to
maintain their skills and maximise the potential to achieve independence. Work as part of an
effective and caring team.

The post holder works under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse/ Midwife. They will
work within the boundaries of their existing and developing skills at all times. The post holder is
expected to maintain high standards of care, managing their time, tasks and resources effectively.

Duties and Responsibilities: (Not limited to)

The specific accountabilities of this role will be flexible and will change to meet the needs
of the organisation as required but will include (or be equivalent in nature to) those listed
below:
  • Under direct supervision assists with the delivery of care as described by the
    Registered Nurse
  • Under supervision take and record the patient's observations (e.g. temperature,)
    as required
  • Report physical and psychological changes in patient's condition to the
    Registered Nurse, ensuring pain and distress are acted on promptly.

Housekeeping and Environmental Care: (Not limited to)
  • Ensure the environment is clean, comfortable, safe, and welcoming to patients, relatives
    and all health care professionals.
  • Clean and maintain equipment and make ready for use.
  • To have an awareness of monitoring and maintaining stock levels of designated items.

Education and Development:
  • Undertake Departmental induction and orientation
  • Complete associated competency booklet - completion time 2 months. Follow up action plan to complete this if required, by initial appraisal at 3
    months.
  • Work with manager 3 months after taking up post, to undertake an appraisal
    and Personal Development Plan to set objectives and agree future
    competency achievement and development.
  • Successfully complete the Essence of Care Programme
  • Undertake NVQ Level 2 programme
  • Attend relevant training in line with S4H policy.
  • Actively participate in team meetings and team brief cascade of information.

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