Health Care Assistant / HCA - General Practice London N22

Wood Green
£19500 - £23350 per annum
27 May 2019
24 Jun 2019
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Customer Service
Contract Type
Full Time
This NHS GP Surgery is pleased to be advertising the role of HCA (Health Care Assistant). The Surgery is a friendly and forward-thinking GP practice with an excellent reputation for innovation and carefully looking after staff and patients.

The Partners are looking to appoint a friendly HCA. Applicants ideally will have experience of working in General Practice (or healthcare generally), however, they will be willing to consider candidates without healthcare experience if they are able to demonstrate the non-clinical skills required.

They require adequate literacy and numeracy skills, ideally GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and maths. More formal healthcare qualifications, such as BTEC, NVQ or Care Certificate would be an advantage. Otherwise, you will need a caring, compassionate, cheerful and friendly nature, a willingness to learn, be able to follow instructions carefully and be able to work in a team but use your own initiative.

In addition, you will need good communication skills, including listening, organisation skills and observational skills. The appointed HCA will develop a wide range of skills over time and so it is important that the successful candidate is prepared to learn quickly and respond positively to the training that will be provided. The Partners will want to be reassured the successful candidate intends to stay in the role for at least 5 years.

In the Surgery, HCA's are very successfully embedded in providing a wide range of care. This includes: chronic disease clinics (diabetes, COPD/Asthma, hypertension/stroke prevention), B12 injections, adult vaccinations, and some dressing and wound care.

Required hours are: Monday: 8:30am-5pm, Tuesday: 8:30am-5pm, Wednesday: 12pm-8pm, Thursday: 8:30am-5pm, Friday: 9:00am-6pm.

Salary range is £10-13 per hour based on 37.5h/week (with 1 hour per day unpaid for lunch). Salary range is dependent on experience and skills. Upper tier for exceptional candidates. NHS Superannuation pension scheme.

A detailed Candidate Information Pack is available and they encourage all potential applicants to download this and read the details about the role carefully. You will have the link emailed to you after completing the application. Please contact them on the Recruitment Genius platform if you do not receive the Candidate Information Pack. They would like applicants to include with their application an explanation of why they want to work as an HCA in their Surgery and how they will respond to the training and opportunities provided.

They will aim to contact successful candidates within 2-3 working days. Informal visits and any enquiries with additional queries are welcome. Please see the Candidate Information Pack.

Many thanks for reviewing this application and they look forward to meeting you.

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