Health Care Assistant

Hill Top Medical Centre

Health Care Assistant

Salary Not Specified

Hill Top Medical Centre, Oldbury, Sandwell

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 1b3ccfb979b741ce8146f88799aaeb01

Full Job Description

Job Outline To provide support to the practice nursing team to enable them to function effectively To prepare consulting rooms for effective consultation To maintain clinical stocks such as vaccines and drugs To provide care to patients according to and by following practice approved protocols Main Duties (according to training provided) To prepare consulting rooms and maintain stocks of examination instruments and specimen collection materials to ensure couches are kept clean To maintain vaccine stock levels and stock rotation as agreed with the practice nurses To maintain and order drugs, instruments and clinical supplies To take and record blood pressures using templates as requested by doctors or nurses To perform venepuncture for patients To test urine specimens using appropriate equipment and record as requested To ensure that specimens brought in by patients or taken by doctors or nurses are ready for collection by pathology service To perform other clinical tasks as trained and
agreed to meet the needs of the practice To apply simple dressings Suture / staple removal To perform any other task within the skills of the post holder Responsibility The job holder must work as part of a team, have the ability to organise and prioritize own workload on a day to day basis and observe strict rules about patient confidentiality at all times. The jobholder must know when to seek direction from the Practice Nurse, Doctor or Practice Manager Confidentiality: In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately. In the performance of the duties outlined in this Job Description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, Practice staff and other healthcare workers.

They may also have access to information relating to the Practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential. Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the Practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the Practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data. Health & Safety: The post-holder will assist in promoting and maintaining their own and others health, safety and security as defined in the practice Health & Safety Policy, the practice Health & Safety Manual, and the practice Infection Control policy and published procedures.

This will include: Using personal security systems within the workplace according to Practice guidelines Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy and safe way and free from hazards Actively reporting of health and safety hazards and infection hazards immediately when recognised Keeping own work areas and general / patient areas generally clean, assisting in the maintenance of general standards of cleanliness consistent with the scope of the job holders role Undertaking periodic infection control training (minimum annually) Reporting potential risks identified Equality and Diversity: The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include: Acting in a way that recognizes the importance of peoples
rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with Practice procedures and policies, and current legislation Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their circumstances, feelings priorities and rights. Personal/Professional Development: The post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the Practice as part of this employment, such training to include: Participation in an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work Quality: The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the Practice, and will: Assess own performance and take accountability for
own actions, either directly or under supervision Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the teams performance Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients needs Effectively manage own time, workload and resources Communication: The post-holder should recognize the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to: Communicate effectively with other team members Communicate effectively with patients and carers Recognize peoples needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly Contribution to the Implementation of Services: The post-holder will: Apply Practice policies, standards and guidance Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work