Healthcare Assistant Team Leader
UK Biobank have an exciting opportunity for a HCA Team Leader to join their growing team in Cheadle. Job Title: Healthcare Assistant Team Leader Location: Cheadle Salary: £28,960 per annum Hours: 39 hour week consisting of 5 shifts over the week, this will be worked flexibly to cover operational needs. Occasional weekend working and cover between 07.30am - 8.30pm may be required for operational needs. We are currently recruiting for a Healthcare Assistant Team Leader to join a world leading imaging study at out new state of the art clinic in Reading. The UK Biobank project is intended to provide comprehensive brain, body, cardiac, carotid and bone imaging on a subset of 100,000 volunteers. The Imaging Centres are open for 13 hours a day, 7 days a week with the aim of processing 18 participants per day. Healthcare Assistant Team Leader - The Role: The post-holder will be responsible for the line management of a team of Healthcare Assistants. Outside of general line management duties the day-to-day activities will be primarily involving participant venepuncture, and subsequent laboratory sample processing, as well as assessment of physical measurements and medical interview. You shall assist with other areas including 12-lead ECG measurements and carotid ultrasound where trained to do so. Line management responsibilities will include induction and training of new HCA starters as well as performance management reviews. The post holder will work closely with the Imaging Project Team to ensure the HCA team meet quality control objectives and to ensure the entire HCA team adhere to the applicable standard operating procedures. Healthcare Assistant Team Leader - Duties to include: Team leading & Management: Recruitment, induction, training, performance management. Responsible for the day to day organisation of the non imaging specific areas of the clinic, ensuring the centre is presented to UK Biobanks standards with housekeeping, stock control etc.. tasks are completed in a timely manner. Perform Venepuncture: Obtaining blood specimens, Deal with any complications that may arise from improperly drawn blood, Be familiar with venepuncture safety protocols ensuring infection control and safety at all times. Process Samples within the Lab: Responsible for ensuring maintenance, cleanliness and monitoring of lab temperatures and equipment e.g. centrifuges, fridges. Ensuring clotting and centrifuging KPI’s, advice project team of any daily processing issues. Healthcare Assistant Team Leader - Essential Criteria: - Experience of working in a clinical or medical environment - Must have venepuncture skills including a clear understanding of venepuncture safety and infection control - Must be personable, polite, and patient, and have a calm demeanour and present a professional image at all times - Must have excellent interpersonal skills both spoken and written with the ability to clearly explain procedures and instructions to participants - Must be able to undertake repetitive tasks to a high quality - Must be able to demonstrate excellent manual dexterity - Must be able to escalate issues to the relevant person effectively - Must exhibit attention to detail, with a specific focus on quality - Must be disciplined in relation to following protocols and procedures - Must be proficient in IT (Microsoft Office) - Must be able to maintain confidentiality when working with patient information. - Experience of line/people management and team leadership a distinct benefit - Willingness to travel to other sites as required Healthcare Assistant Team Leader - Desirable Criteria: Familiarity with ISO standards (ISO 9001, ISO 15189, ISO27001). To submit your CV for this exciting HCA Team Leader opportunity, please click ‘Apply’ now! We offer a competitive salary, and holidays based on an equivalent of 26 days holiday, membership of the USS pension scheme and several other employee benefits are also provided.