Healthcare Assistant - Radiography Department

Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
2 Oct 2020
31 Oct 2020

Job Description

Our Vacancy

We are looking for an experienced and NVQ level 2 qualified Healthcare Assistant to join us at Spire Harpenden Hospital in our Radiology department.

Our Healthcare Assistants are an intrinsic part of our clinical teams, working closely with our Nurses in carrying out a range of basic nursing tasks under their supervision such as personal hygiene, feeding and mobility.

'Looking after you' is the commitment we make to each and every one of our patients, and our Healthcare Assistants play an important role in this. If you are someone who enjoys making a difference then this could be the role for you. On a daily basis you will be helping our patients maintain their comfort, privacy and dignity, and this is something that our patients are most grateful for.

We regularly support our Healthcare Assistants to achieve NVQ's so that they can carry out an increased range of clinical tasks. As you become more experienced and qualified you will be able to broaden your range of clinical duties, making this a role that truly grows with you. A caring nature, good communication skills and a willingness to learn and develop are essential.

  • Undertake routine tasks related to individual's health and well being
  • Assess the health and wellbeing needs of people whose needs are relatively stable and consistent.
  • Establish and maintain communication with people on routine care matter
  • Develop own and others' personal development.
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety and security for self and others
  • Contribute to the implementation of services
  • Ensure own actions promote quality
  • Promote people's equality, diversity and rights
  • Acknowledge the risk of Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI) and understand own responsibility as agreed with line manager in the prevention and control of HCAI.

Specific Responsibilities

1. Routine tasks related to individual's health and well being
  • Correctly undertakes assessment tasks/activities* that have been delegated in relation to the specific individual as agreed with the care team.
  • Obtain consent from individuals before starting the tasks/activities* which can include
  • Phlebotomy
  • Capillary blood testing
  • ECG recording
  • Preparing and maintaining environments for clinical procedures
  • Contributing to the development and effectiveness of work teams.
  • Contributing to the development, provision and review of care programmes.
  • Support clients during clinical activities to include
    • Simple dressings
    • Specimen collection
  • Enable individuals, their family and friends to explore and manage change.
  • Contribute to the assessment of individuals' needs and the planning of packages of care.
  • Care for a group of patients whose requirements are equal with the HCAs ability and competence.
  • Obtain information on patients' needs within the overall context of their personal and care requirements.
  • Record information related to designated tasks accurately and pass to the relevant person in the team, on time.
  • Use appropriate assessment methods and processes of reasoning to justify behaviour and decisions to achieve optimum outcomes.
  • Identify and report any significant changes that might affect the individual's health and wellbeing to the appropriate person.

2. Assessment and deliver of care to meet individuals' health and wellbeing needs
  • Obtain consent from patients before starting the care programme.
  • Respect patients' privacy, dignity, wishes and beliefs and minimise any necessary discomfort
  • Prepare patient, self, equipment and materials appropriately for the activity* to be undertaken
  • Supports patients throughout encouraging them to promote their own health and wellbeing.
  • Undertake activities* as delegated and taught for that specific patient working within level of competence.
  • Priorities attention to patients, alerting the team when there are changes in the individuals' health and wellbeing or any possible risks.
  • Provide information to nursing team on how patients' needs are changing and the appropriateness of the care programme.

3. Establish and maintain communication
  • Communicate with people clearly in a manner and at an appropriate level and pace, consistent with their culture and preferred method of exchange.
  • Provide and receive routine information in a tactful and or persuasive manner, modifying content when necessary.
  • Check information rec

Ref: -809742181

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