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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/09/2020.

Ward Clerk/Health Care Assistant - 25.5 hours

Job Reference: 389-A-19-36351

Employer:
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Rheumatology - Ward F4
Location:
Bradford
Salary:
£18,005 to £19,337 per annum (pro rata)

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Post Title: Health Care Assistant/Ward Clerk

 

Grade: Band 2

 

Department: Ward F4 Day Case Unit

 

Location: St Lukes Hospital

 

Hours: 25.5 hrs / week

PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY

Most attractive aspect of the Post:

 

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated person to join the team on F4 Day Case Unit at St Lukes Hospital. We are looking for a highly enthusiastic individual to complement our existing multi-disciplinary team on this busy intravenous infusion centre.

 

Brief Description of the Role:

 

This is a dual post in the provision Health care assistant duties whilst also providing cover for clerical and administrative support to the ward when the regular ward clerk is on leave. As a Health care assistant you will assist individual patients with elements of basic nursing care and the implementation of programmes of care under the direction of a registered nurse and contribute to the ongoing support of patients and their relatives. Whilst providing cover for the ward clerk, but also as part of your Health care assistant duties, you will be answering telephone enquiries, using the EPR system, communicating with the ward team, patients and relatives and have the ability to work on one’s own initiative. Both the Health care assistant and ward clerk roles are important and integral parts of the team and the post holder must have the ability to manage their workload efficiently and effectively.

 

Summary of most important Experience/Skills/Qualifications required:

 

Experience within an NHS environment.

Experience of working in a care setting

Experience with EPR / NHS IT systems

Appropriate literacy/numeric skills (to GCSE standard or equivalent).

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent organisational skills.

The ability to work flexibly to cover the needs of the service.

 

Informal Enquiries to: Ward Manager Suzanne Mitchell or Sister Sharon Smith 01274 365329/8

 

We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, final salary pension scheme including life assurance cover and advice on childcare.

 

Closing Date: 24th September 2020 (this date may change dependent on the response)

 




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Is this healthcare assistant post right for you?

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