Health Care Assistants - Norfolk - Norwich

Recruiter
The A24 Group
Location
Norwich
Salary
£9.20 - £14.70/Hour
Posted
02 Dec 2017
Closes
02 Jan 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
JOB SUMMARY

The post holder undertakes task and duties delegated by the practice nurse team leader or a suitably qualified regulated professional. They will work collaboratively with the team to meet the needs of patients, following policy and procedures.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Communicate effectively with other team members.
Communicate effectively with patients and other staff, recognising their needs for alternative methods of communication.
To recognise and understand the roles and responsibilities of individuals working in the primary health care team.

HEALTH AND SAFETY:


hand washing
universal hygiene procedures
collection and handling of laboratory specimens
segregation and disposal of waste materials
decontamination of instruments and clinical equipment
reporting and treatment of sharps injuries
dealing with blood and body fluid spillages
Assist patients and colleagues in adopting sound infection control measures


Know the general principles of first aid and resuscitation to be able to undertake initial actions as appropriate.
Know the health and safety policies and procedures within the workplace, including fire procedures, maintaining documentation, monitoring and maintaining of equipment and furniture within your area of responsibility


QUALITY:


Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk in the care of patients
Ensure own actions are consistent with clinical governance systems
Practice in accordance with agreed standards of care
Enable patients to access appropriate professionals in the team
Know how clinical governance affects the HCA role and bring to the attention of more senior staff any specific risk situation
Know the practice's policies, especially the whistle-blowing policy, available in the practice staff handbook
Be able to manage your own time effectively

CLINICAL SKILLS:


Measuring and recording following physiological measurements in routine presentations:


blood pressure
pulse rate and rhythm
temperature
height and weight - body mass index
visual acuity
venepuncture
ECG



BENEFITS:

Working for our agency is beneficial because you manage who own time. Ambition 24 Hours operates 24 hours a day, which means you can contact a consultant anytime of the day or night. Our agency appreciates your qualification and experience in the health care field and as such understands the importance of quality pay rate for quality staffing.