Health Care Support Worker Vacancy

NHS Scotland are recruiting a Health Care Support Worker based at the Healthy Living Centre.

The post is permanent working part time 25 hours per week with a salary of £21,709 – £23,603 pro-rata.

In partnership with the registered nurse reviews the plan of care, using the patient’s individual care plan. Implement the plan of care to ensure delivery of a high standard. Works on a regular basis without direct supervision from a registered nurse. As part of a multidisciplinary team, the post holder will carry out personal care duties for patients, in support of the registered nurse and other relevant professional

KEY RESULT AREAS

  1. To carry out a range of clinical duties with minimal / no supervision, adopting a holistic approach including clinical and psychological wellbeing, including for example, blood pressure monitoring, oxygen saturation levels, body temperature, pulse rate and respiration rate, glucose monitoring, collection and testing of urine samples / faecal samples/sputum samples and wound swabs ensuring delivery of high quality patient care at all times. NB: this list is not exhaustive and will vary depending on area of work.
  2. To carry out / administers simple dressings using both sterile and non sterile techniques, as per Treatment Plan. 3. To undertake venepuncture procedures and remove cannulae in a safe manner in order to reduce any risk of infection. To take swabs without supervision from patients to test for various infections such as MRSA. 4. To plan home visits and reorganise / reprioritise own workload according to patient need without direct supervision. 5. To co-operate with and maintain good working relationships with the Healthcare and Social Care professionals. Have an empathetic approach to patients, carers and relatives, answering any queries, suggestions or concerns they may have where possible, referring them to the registered nurse where appropriate.
  3. To undertake venepuncture procedures and remove cannulae in a safe manner in order to reduce any risk of infection. To take swabs without supervision from patients to test for various infections such as MRSA.
  4. To plan home visits and reorganise / reprioritise own workload according to patient need without direct supervision.
  5. To co-operate with and maintain good working relationships with the Healthcare and Social Care professionals. Have an empathetic approach to patients, carers and relatives, answering any queries, suggestions or concerns they may have where possible, referring them to the registered nurse where appropriate.
  6. To maintain up to date written and electronic records and reporting and escalating as required, informing the registered nurse of any changes or outcomes of clinical interventions undertaken including any observed change in the patients condition. Recording any changes / treatments administered / action taken to comply with local,
    Professional and Health service standards. Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
  7. To be responsible for ensuring personal ongoing training as required, ensuring skills/ competencies are maintained.
  8. To supervise, in partnership with the registered nurse, healthcare support workers level 2 and nursing students in direct patient care.
  9. To work within defined standards, protocols, policies and procedures for the District Nursing Service and NHS Lothian to ensure delivery of the highest level of patient care at all times.
  10. To have an overall awareness of potential risks within the community area assessing these at all times to ensure the health and safety clients, visitors and staff and compliance with related legislation and guidelines.
  11. To monitor stock levels of all supplies and carry out / delegate housekeeping duties, to support and maintain the running of the community team in order to promote the effective and efficient use of resources.
  12. To participate in clinical audit of services provided to ensure evidence based practice is identified and implemented.
  13. To support NHS Lothian’s values of quality, teamwork, care and compassion, dignity and respect, and openness, honesty and responsibility through the application of appropriate behaviours and attitudes.

You can read teh full job description and apply for the job online here.

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