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Experienced Healthcare Assistant (Ward) - Private Hospital

Employer
Aceso Healthcare Recruitment Limited
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
27 Jul 2021

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE 6 MONTHS + WORKING IN A HOSPITAL WARD ENVIROMENT AS A HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT.
The hospital is an acute care hospital, registered for 17 beds, accepting planned and emergency/urgent surgical admissions with a special emphasis in Cosmetic Surgery.
My client are currently looking for a Healthcare Assistant to join there Ward team.
Role Purpose
* The Healthcare Assistant is under the supervision of a registered nurse
* To ensure that the highest standards of patient and customer care are maintained at all times
* To promote and safeguard the well-being and interests of all patients, employees and visitors
* To assist in the pre-operative and post-operative care of patients
Key Accountabilities & Output
Working under the supervision of an RGN, duties will include:
* Assist with patient admission process
* Post-operative dressings (following competency)
* Monitoring the post-operative patient
* Chaperoning patients as required
* Ensuring all charges are recorded and processed accurately and in a timely way
* Support minor procedures i.e. ENT, dermatology and podiatry
* Maintaining patient rooms and stock in clinical areas ensure these are organized and welcoming to Consultants, patients and visitors
In addition:
* Promote effective communication within the hospital
* Adhere to the hospital / clinic and nursing policies, procedures and standards
* Report to the lead nurse any queries or concerns
* Support colleagues and work co-operatively to promote good team morale within the clinic
* Be able to initiate clinic emergency policies and procedures
* Participate in personal development and appraisal system
* Become competent in the use of the in-house computer system
* Show initiative and work as a team
* Take a lead on problem solving when required
Qualifications / Skills & Knowledge / Qualities:
* NVQ level 2 or 3 or committed to working towards an NVQ award
* Presently working in an acute hospital environment
* High level of communication and interpersonal skills
* Understanding of customer care
* IT skills
* 1 - 2 years minimum experience in a healthcare or "caring" environment, within private healthcare would be an advantage
* Have Basic Life Support training
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