Health Care Assistant

Job Category: Health Care Assistant
Job Type: Full Time Part Time
Job Location: blackburn

Direct patient care and clerical duties under supervision of a Registered Nurse/Supervisor.4. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREDSee Person Specification.5. PRIMARY DUTIES & AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY General Healthcare Responsibilities · Assist individual patients with elements of basic nursing care and the implementation of programmes of care under the direction of a registered nurse.· Contribute to the ongoing support of patients and their relatives.· Contribute to the support of patients in transition from one care setting to another.· Assist with obtaining, transmitting and storing information related to the delivery of a care service. See section regarding respect for Patient Confidentiality below.· Assist and contribute to the movement and treatment of patients to achieve physical comfort and minimise the adverse effects of pressure according to the prescription of care. Report areas of concern to qualified staff.· Assist individual patients with activities of daily living according to individual needs including personal hygiene, appearance, oral care, fluid and dietary intake.· Develop an understanding of individual patient needs in relation to dietary regimes and fluid intake.· Monitor and record fluid balance and dietary intake. Report areas of concern.· Enable/assist patients to minimise discomfort and pain according to the prescription of care.· Participate in clerical duties as required.· Support qualified staff by carrying out accurate record keeping, taking and relying verbal and written messages promptly, respecting confidentiality.· Contribute to minimising the effect of disruptive, abusive behaviour and the protection of individuals from abuse, complying at all times for Health and Safety/Risk management detailed below.· Contribute to the clinical governance agenda.· To undertake work involving specialist skills following satisfactory assessment of competence and under the direction of a trained nurse i.e.o Patient escort to and return from X-Ray, Wards and Departmentso Patient escort to theatreo Observations, MEWS scoring, Fluid balance, Health Measuremento Urinalysiso Collection of specimenso Any other clinical skills required subject to training and competency· Any other duties as required and appropriate to the level of this post.Service Specific Responsibilities · Healthcare assistants must be open to understanding the needs of the specific clinical areas where they are allocated to work and have the ability to adapt to a variety of clinical settings.· It is the responsibility of the Healthcare assistants to ensure they receive a local induction and Familiarise themselves with procedures on the ward/department in a timely manner.Health and safety/Risk Management The jobholder must comply at all times with Exemplary Care Services Ltd Health and safety policies, in particular by following agreed safe working procedures and reporting incidents using the Agencies Risk indicating reporting system.Equality and Diversity The jobholder is required to abide by Exemplary Care Services Ltd policies and procedures and to actively support the agency’s commitment to equality and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. All patients, staff and visitors must be treated equitably, with dignity and respect taking into account their race, gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexuality etc”

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