Job descriptionAn exciting opportunity for a Health Care Support Worker (HCSW) to join the Hospital@Home team, helping shape the way in healthcare in the community has arisen. Working in a privileged position supporting acutely ill patients in their own home the post holder will work collaboratively with the MDT and clinical groups within the organisation. The HCSW will support the registered nursing staff in the monitoring and safe escalation of the acutely ill patients in both a hospital and community setting. The post holder will be required to work within all areas of Hospital@Home including Emergency Department, patients own home, same day emergency care and within an outpatient setting. The post holder will be trained in phlebotomy and vascular line access care as well as basic wound management. The post holder will become knowledgeable in Hospital@Home and have good interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills and be enthusiastic. Furthermore, the post holder will enjoy working within a small but innovative team who pride themselves on having an open and honest working environment. The post holder must have comprehensive PC skills, including Microsoft office, email and databases. Please be advised that a full UK driving license is an essential requirement for this role. Closing Date: Please be advised that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. Responsible for own actions, ensuring all patient interactions/observations/feedback are communicated to the appropriate healthcare practitioner. Undertake agreed clinical and non-clinical tasks, including assisting Hospital@Home registered clinicians with line care and removal, patient education, onboarding of patients and monitoring of vital signs following training in defined practices. Ensure referral to the appropriate healthcare practitioner where appropriate. Working autonomously within the patients home without direct supervision, (e.g., performing venepuncture at a patients home). Demonstrate technical and/or practical skills to ensure optimum care where agreed e.g. cannulation/venepuncture, ECG, aseptic technique, line removal, performing vital signs. Organise own daily workload and work regularly without direct supervision e.g. use of and cleaning of identified medical and non-medical equipment (trolleys, ultrasound equipment) and data collection. Assist in the maintaining of consumables stock levels and ensure that orders are placed in a timely fashion. University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK. We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do. Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare. We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence®designated organisation – please click the link for further details about this prestigious award.Pathway To Excellence ® - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk) By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team. The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values. Assist with patient care associated with the Hospital@Home service and communicate effectively and empathetically with patients prior to, during and after any procedure or treatmen Work with team members to deliver education and training in device care and maintenance and patient portal technology. Support less experienced members of staff in their orientation to the team and role Utilise IT systems to document accurate and timely patient data and work with the team in data collection and audit of Hospital@Home. Support the team in expected and unexpected clinical events requiring high but unpredictable levels of physical effort according to patient dependency/clinical need Maintain a clean, safe environment ensuring adherence to Trust standards of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control at all times. Promote and monitor adherence to Health and Safety and Trust policy designed to protect healthcare staff and service users from known hazards. For further details please see the attached job description.
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