Job descriptionAn exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 3 Health Care Assistant to join the Adult Inpatient Service at the Derwent Centre, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow. Chelmer Ward is a 16 bedded Female Adult Acute inpatient ward. The role will be to assist the multi-professional team in providing care for patients in an in-patient environment. Under supervision of qualified team members, you will also implement and assist with the evaluation of individual plans of care. It is a requirement of this position to participate in a flexible rostering arrangement to provide 24-hour care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Not enough experience but still want to join EPUT as a Health Care Assistant? We have a solution for you. If you have been successful at the interview stage, but do not have enough experience for this role, you may be offered a position as a Band 2 Heath Care Assistant Apprentice. As part of the Band 2 HCA role you will be enrolled onto the Apprenticeship scheme, providing you with the opportunity to earn as you learn. This role enables you to gain valuable experience on the wards/community settings whilst working towards gaining your Care Certificate and naturally progressing into the guaranteed Band 3 HCA role. To fulfill the role of Co-Worker under the supervision of a qualified nurse/clinician. To deliver planned care to service users identified by the nominated professional. Assist qualified staff in the physical monitoring of a patient’s health, including monitoring of blood pressure, pulse , temperature, respiration, weight, drug and alcohol screening ( after appropriate training). Assist senior staff in the planning and delivery of therapeutic and social activities for patients in the clinical area. To participate, where appropriate, in the initial assessment of the service user’s problems, planning, implementation and evaluation of interventions, as required, ensuring that the service users physical, psychological and social needs are taken into account at all times. To deliver effective individualised care in response to service user’s needs under the supervision of the nominated professional, providing a range of supportive interventions To ensure clear and concise documentation of individual service user care in all service user’s files and that these are stored according to local policy. Observe and report changes in the service user’s physical condition or mental health to the nominated professional. Contribute to the management and support of patient who exhibit challenging behaviour. Please see job description for full duties for this role. EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including; Season Ticket Loans NHS discounts for staff Excellent Training facilities and opportunities Buying and Selling annual leave scheme The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work Day One Flexible Employer The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment Join our Staff bank What is Staff Bank? Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times. All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish. If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank In addition to the above duties you will also be expected to perform the below key activities in line with your job role; Complete mandatory training in line with Trust policy and procedures To participate in the staff appraisal scheme for any staff you manage To keep yourself updated on all matters relating to Trust policy To provide management supervision where appropriate You will be expected to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services; providing a 7-day a week, 24-hours a day service for 365 days a year working shifts, where appropriate and operationally required. The above Job Description does not purport to be an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities. The post holder will be expected to undertake additional duties as the requirements of the post change.
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