Healthcare Assistant – Wadebridge & Camel Estuary Practice

Location: Wadebridge & Camel Estuary Practice, Wadebridge
Salary: tba
Contact Name: Nicky Brenton, Practice Manager
Contact Tel: 01208 812222
Contact Email: nickybrenton@nhs.net
Closing Date: 23/08/2019
We are seeking an enthusiastic, well-motivated person to run their own clinics and support the nursing team with health promotion and screening activities. Ideally qualified or prepared to work towards NVQ level 2/3. Experience within a health care setting is essential.

Clinical duties and responsibilities
– Assist in delivering a high standard of holistic care to patients, promoting their equality and dignity at all times
– Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care
– Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that encourage patients to live healthily, and apply principles of self-care
– Deliver opportunistic health promotion using opportunities such as new-patient medicals
– Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote patients to live healthily, and encourage principles of self-care
– Assist senior practitioners in providing minor surgery sessions
– Assess and care for patients presenting with uncomplicated wounds
– Undertake
– Simple dressings
– Wound swabs
– Dopplers
– Ear syringe
– Influenza vaccinations
– Blood pressure monitoring
– Phlebotomy
– ECGs
– Spirometry
– Chaperone – ensuring dignity of patients while supporting clinicians
– Instruct patients on the use of home BP monitors
– Obtain urine, stool and sputum specimens and process for laboratory analysis
– Assist in the maintenance of treatment room cleanliness and monitoring of supplies
– Check resuscitation, oxygen and suction equipment monthly
– Perform basic life support/assist other team members if required
– Any other clinical duties required by the practice when competent

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