Healthcare Assistant Level 3 - RAF Coningsby

Ref: E138
Health Care Assistant
Start Date:06 Aug 2018
End Date:16 Dec 2018


OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION – SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
1. To provide general basic nursing care under indirect supervision of the practice nurse team, undertaking tasks and duties delegated by a suitably qualified regulated professional.
2. To provide clinical administrative support as required.
3. To work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, following policy and procedures alongside nurses and administrative staff in the service and delivery of the care management of the practice population.
4. To assist the Medical Officer’s (MOs) and practice nurse teams within Primary Health Care clinics, Occupational Health assessment clinics, chronic disease clinics, health promotion.
5. To provide a range of clinical measurements, visual acuity, Electrocardiogram (ECG), venepuncture, peak flow readings, spirometry, urinalysis and preparation of specimens for investigation.
6. To communicate effectively with patients in specific clinical situations.
B. STANDARDS TO WHICH A HCA MUST COMPLY WHEN PROVIDING THE SERVICE
7. To comply with Joint Service Publication (JSP) 950 Medical Policy
C. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE
8. Must have National Vocational Qualification (NVQ/SVQ) Level 3 in Health and Social Care.
9. Must have a minimum of 2 years recent experience within the last 3 years of working in general practice or other healthcare environment as a HCA.
10. Must hold in date Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Safeguarding Level 3 certificates.
D. DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE
11. Previous Ministry of Defence (MOD) experience.
12. Experience of audiometry, simple dressing procedures using aseptic technique, health promotion.
13. Chaperone training.


     
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