The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Interview Date Thursday 5 October 2023
Are you a naturally caring person who loves to make a difference to others? Do you like getting things done? Are you known for being hard working and reliable?
Are you the type of person who respects other people, treats them fairly and accepts them for who they are?
We want our patients to receive the best possible care from people for whom nothing is too much trouble. So if you recognise yourself in the description above and it excites you to think you could be one of our team caring for our patients on a daily basis, we would love to hear from you. What we want is the right kind of person who will thrive in this important work.
We are currently recruiting Band 3 Healthcare Assistants into a number of full and part time posts trust wide including specialty areas in the hospital setting.
Main duties of the job
- Contributes to the work of the department by working under direct or indirect supervision of registered practitioners or assistant practitioners.
- Will carry out delegated, repetitive, routine and familiar tasks.
- Will in time develop an awareness of normal parameters concerning patient / client wellbeing and report that which is out with normal parameters to the registered professional.
- Will plan and prioritise own and delegated work tasks and activities.
- Will carry out routine elements of assessment to enhance the patient / client journey, following an initial assessment by a registered practitioner.
- Meet basic care needs of patients, washing dressing, assistance with feeding etc.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- To abide by Trust policies and procedures
- To assist the registered nurses (or other healthcare practitioners) in providing high quality patient care
- To undertake a range of delegated clinical duties
- Maintain patients privacy and dignity at all times and provide care in a compassionate and sensitive manner.
- Be an effective part of the multi-disciplinary team contributing to the departmental objectives.
- Continue to develop and maintain competencies to maintain high quality safe care.
- Post holder will be expected to contribute to housekeeping and other ward / department duties as required, e.g. general tidiness, re-determined stock levels are met and clinical equipment is clean, working and stored correctly.
- Assist with admin & clerical duties as required.
NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent direct care experience in a recognised healthcare environment. Please ensure you document this on your form.
Basic IT skills
GCSEs in English and Maths at Grades 3-1 (or D-G or Level 1 Functional/Key Skills)
Clear and polite communication with members of the public and health care providers
A courteous, respectful and cooperative manner
Ability to work effectively both with and without supervision and with colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary team
All successful candidates will be given support before working in the clinical area, by taking part in our mandatory Healthcare Academy programme.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.