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Health Care Assistant (Temporary/ Full-time/ Part-time)

QRS Locums Ltd.
Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
December 28, 2016

The role involves contact on a physical and psychological level with patients and their families. The post holder will undertake a range of activities under the supervision of a registered nurse, senior staff having been assessed and deemed competent in the activities required.


1) Support the registered nurse in implementation of an agreed plan of care with the patient and in accordance with instructions and training received.

2) Help promote and maintain an environment conducive to meeting the needs of the patient / relatives and carers

3) Contribute to a team approach to patient care in conjunction with all members of the multidisciplinary team and Nursing Residential environment

4) Contribute to the legality and accuracy of the patients care plan/ and or other reports and the effectiveness of the established communication /reporting system over the full 24hrs

5) Participate in regular meetings and attend other meetings as requested

6) Undertake tasks and procedures, in which competency has been assessed and recorded specific to the care environment, including for example blood glucose monitoring

7) Participate in research activities as and when required.

8) Provide support and assistance to registered staff.

9) All team members are responsible for behaving in a manner that does not put themselves, patients, visitors and other team members in danger or at risk in the clinical environment

10) To assist in the maintenance of stock levels, including pharmaceutical products

11) To assist in the maintenance of home cleanliness and tidiness and adhere to infection control policy and procedures at all times

12) To assist the patient to ensure they have the opportunity to meet their individual dietary requirements. Ensuring all patients receive their chosen and correct meals

13) To receive and convey information from telephone or personal enquiries in a courteous manner and ensure all persons visiting the home are greeted and assisted in a welcoming and supportive manner

14) To assist and support registered nurses and clerical staff in administrative duties as required

15) To escort stable patients to and from all home to departments within the hospital

The candidate will need to be working towards an NVQ 2 or have The Care Certificate.

Duties include the following:

• washing and dressing

• feeding

• helping people to mobilise

• toileting

• bed making

• generally assisting with patients' overall comfort

• monitoring patients' conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respirations and weight.

Minimum 2 years experience in a healthcare role.