Title: Healthcare Assistant
Job Location: London
Job Type: Full Time
The post holder will actively maintain and provide a high standard of care in accordance with policies/ procedures and the quality management manual.
The post holder will work as a member of the clinic team, assisting the nursing staff. They will be aware of the responsibilities and limitations of a health care assistant.
The health care assistant is accountable to the registered nurse/midwife or Operating Department Practitioner and will be supervised by them either directly or indirectly whilst on duty.
The post holder will take responsibility for co-coordinating key aspects of service provision and will have achieved the company and clinic competencies appropriate for the role.
Key Results Area:
In collaboration with the registered nursing staff, to use a variety of sources of information to assess the couples’ needs and understand the knowledge that underpins this assessment.
To implement and evaluate basic care for a couple with collaboration from a registered nurse or midwife.
To undertake core clinical activities to ensure patients are comfortable and their privacy and dignity are maintained at all times.
Carry out agreed components of care in collaboration with a registered nurse / midwife, but without the need for close supervision, including assisting the medical team with oocyte retrievals, cyst aspirations and surgical retrieval of sperm.
In collaboration with a registered nurse / midwife, use a variety of sources of information to evaluate and re-assess patient care ensuring it is of the highest standard.
To maintain accurate, legible and legally substantive records of care.
To maintain confidentiality in accordance with the HFEA code of Practice, CQC and the data protection act.
To act professionally at all times, reporting to the nurse/midwife in charge anything relevant to the patient’s condition and any untoward incident or accident.
To assist nurses/midwives in emergency situations by fetching equipment, liaising with other members of the multidisciplinary team.
To assist in keeping the clinic area clean and tidy and assist with general restocking of the consulting rooms and clinical areas.
To be aware of and adhere to all Company policies / procedures / nursing guidelines when undertaking any activities.
To assist in maintaining the safety of the environment and equipment for patients and colleagues.
To take routine blood samples as directed by a member of the nursing team.
Work with the management team to collect / prepare data for audit and reports.
The post holder is expected to take reasonable care of her own health and safety and any other persons who may be affected by her acts or omissions. Clinic’s policies and statutory regulations should be adhered to with particular regard to health and safety, manual handling, infection control, fire, incident / accident reporting, COSHH.
The post holder should acknowledge any limitations of his / her competence, not accepting responsibility for work outside the scope of the role.
To maintain competencies relevant to the role and identify personal development needs; plan with the Nurse Manager how these can be achieved.
To acquire, maintain and improve knowledge and skills required to competently perform all agreed health care activities. This involves undertaking in-house and mandatory training as agreed by the Nurse Manager.
To attend team meetings in order to keep updated on developments within the department.
Company Core Vision and Values
All employees are expected to uphold the company’s vision to be a world leader in the field of reproductive medicine. We will be the world’s reference point in quality of care, research and teaching. We will develop our staff’s potential and our team spirit.
Our values are:
Freedom to take initiative and to innovate
Satisfaction with a job well done
This job description is not an exhaustive list. It is subject to change in light of service developments and in consultation with the post-holder and the Nursing Director. The content of the agreed job description will be updated on a regular basis as part of the annual Performance Development Review.
· Good standard of education
· NVQ level 2
Knowledge and Experience
· Experience working in a healthcare setting
· Excellent communication skills
· Evidence of post basic training
· Good written skills and fluent in French communication
· Good time management skills
· Experience of team working
· IT and computer skills
· Demonstrates willingness to learn
· Hard working
· Sense of humour
· Calm under pressure
· Maturity / self-awareness
· Ability to use own initiative within recognized parameters
If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please send through your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 0207 701 2982.