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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/03/2022.

Healthcare Assistant (HCA)

Job Reference: J122-A-22-0602

Penrose Health
South East London
£24,000 - 28,000

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Our Patients Need You!

At Penrose Health, our mission is to provide the best healthcare to our patients. We're a friendly teamlooking for like-minded people who can help us fulfill this mission and make a real difference to our patients' lives!

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The job

You will be working with our clinical teams to deliver the best primary care healthcare service to our patients. More specifically, our HCAs are responsible for the normal primary care clinical HCA duties and clinical administrative work.

Clinical responsibilities include:

  • New patient health checks and other health screening
  • Urinalysis and prepartion of specimens
  • Blood tests and phlebotomy
  • Long term condition reviews where appropriate
  • Ear Irrigation and vaccinations including flu/pneumococcal vaccines
  • Dressings and wound-care
  • Patient education and promotion of health and well-being
  • Gathering lifestyle data from patients
  • Infection control and equipment management
  • Vaccination management and clinical stock control

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Location:Knights Hill Surgery (SE27 0DF), Penrose Surgery & Maddock Way (SE17 3DW)
Hours:Ideally full time (weekdays), part time also considered
Salary:£24 - 28,000 FT depending on experience.
Benefits:Private medical insurance, sick pay, opportunity for funded professional development, paid professional indemnity, cycle scheme, regular activities and resilience support

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About you

The right candidate will demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills for dealing with our diverse patient population, and be able to work well in a close-knit team of both clinicians and non-clinicians. Good clinical knowledge and analytical skills are important to ensure successful consultations.

Experience required: We are ideally looking for someone with 12 months experience working in a GP Primary Care setting. Previous experience working with EMIS also preferred but not required.

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About us

We’re a small group of close-knit surgeries in South East London on a mission to deliver the best healthcare to our patients. We use a multidisciplinary approach – bringing together GPs, Nurses, HCAs, Pharmacists, Paramedics, Mental Health Nurses and our non-clinical team to deliver an efficient and effective service with best in class outcomes for patients.

With high levels of patient satisfaction (> 4* on Google at all our sites) and low waiting times, we’ve been able to grow to over 60,000 patients and we continue to grow at a rapid pace.

We serve our patients across 7 CQC ‘Good’ rated sites in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, with each site having its own dedicated multidisciplinary team. You’ll join one of these site-based teams but you’ll be part of the larger Penrose Health family as well!

As part of Team Penrose, you will be covered by our Vitality Private Health Insurance, you’ll have the choice of a NOW or NHS pension and you’ll benefit from a comprehensive sick pay scheme after your first year with us. We also pay your professional indemnity and you’ll have the opportunity for funded professional development in the future.

On top of the employment benefits, we love to have a bit of fun. This year the whole team has gotten involved in a year-long Penrose Cup tournament including a bake-off, a steps challenge, a pub quiz and a fundraising round. We've also enjoyed ice cream from our regular visiting ice cream van, enjoyed surprise gifts and taken some proper time to celebrate the summer (see below). These are just some (but not all) of the things we do to make this a great place to work!

Have a watch of our group-wide Summer Social Aftermovie

Underneath all of this, you will also find a core strength and camaraderie that exists in each of our surgery teams and across the group – we really are a family.

All our team are enthusiastic, friendly and we want to make a real difference to our patients – come and be a part of the team!

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