Healthcare Assistant (Ward)

Ward
Weymouth Street Hospital
Posted 1 week ago

The Weymouth Street Hospital is part of the Phoenix Hospital Group. 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.

We are currently looking for a Healthcare Assistant to join our 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
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings
  • Contribute to the achievement of the hospital budget by promoting the  cost effective utilization of resources
  • Report to the lead nurse any queries or concerns
  • Support colleagues and work co-operatively to promote good team morale within the clinic
  • Respond appropriately to telephone calls
  • 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
  • Enthusiastic and committed, a team player, flexible, physically able to carry out the role, sensitive to patient and consultant needs
  • Have Basic Life Support training

Job Features

Job CategoryPhoenix Hospital Group

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