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HCA (Healthcare Assistant)

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HCA (Healthcare Assistant)

Job Reference: J180-A-20-359051

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This advertisement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

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Job Purpose: The role exists to ensure that the operation of GP at Hand runs smoothly, safely and efficiently.It is to ensure and to carry the responsibility for best practice to be delivered in line with GP at Hands overall objectives and ethos. The post holder will be responsible for performing general healthcare assistant duties, which will include running your clinics consulting with a variety of patients, to assist with patient duties as required and support other team members, monitoring of supplies at the clinics and some supportive administrative work. Specific Responsibilities: The following are the specific responsibilities of the role of an HCA. There may be on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels: CLINICAL DUTIES
•Height, Weight - Body Mass Index (BMI)
•Blood pressure
•Blood glucose monitoring
•ECG recording
•Peak flow rate
•Respiratory rate
•New patient
health checks and NHS Health Checks
•Health Promotion
•Simple Wound care
•Removal of sutures and clips
•Smoking cessation
•Compression dressings if trained and competent to undertake these
•Administration of Vitamin B12, Flu and Pneumococcal vaccinations, working under Patient Specific directions (PSD)
•Spirometry if trained and competent to undertake these
•Long term condition management reviews as applicable
•Assisting in emergency situations with patients
•Acting as a Chaperone, when required
•Assisting Nursing team or GPs when required
•Assisting in the assessment and surveillance of patients' health and well-being
•Helping to raise awareness of health and well-being and how it can be promoted
•Assisting with the collection and collation of data on needs related to health and well-being ADMINSTRATIVE AND ADDITIONAL DUTIES
•Processing and management of laboratory samples requested by GPs/Nurses
•Vaccine and cold chain storage, monitoring and recording
•Checking emergency
equipment and medicines and updating records
•Stock monitoring and ordering (including clinical supplies and leaflets)
•Ensuring patients are appropriately followed up
•Being proactively involved in Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) call and recall of patients
•Liaising with and assisting members of the administrative team
•Follow infection Prevention and Control Guidelines
•Cytology and Baby immunisation paper work
•Maintains own clinical notes
•Maintains confidentiality
•Undertakes other administrative duties where required
•Participate in practice audit
•Participate in local initiatives to enhance service delivery and patient care
•Support and participate in shared learning within the practice
•Complete opening and closing procedures in accordance with the duty rota The post-holder will be expected to work across our sites in London. Person Specification: The post holder must have excellent communication skills, both written and spokenThe post holder must be well presented and
clothing in line with GP at Hand requirementsMust be IT literate, able to work with and embrace new TechnologyAbide by confidentialityFollow Standard Operating Procedures and PoliciesMust be personable, polite and approachableMust be a team playerMust be adaptable to change Must be aware of their own professional boundaries and highlight any concerns or areas of required development.

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