James Street Group Practice

01900 62241

Healthcare Assistant – James Street Practice

The closing date is 24 June 2022

Job summary

Working under the direct supervision of the senior practice nurse and strictly in accordance with specific practice guidelines and protocols, the healthcare assistant will assist the practice clinical team in the provision and delivery of prescribed programmes of patient care.

Main duties of the job

They will work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients, following policy and procedures.

About us

North Cumbria Primary Care Ltd (NCPC) is an innovative not for profit social enterprise, established to create a network of great surgeries which sustains and supports the development of general practice across the local area. We enable our member general practices to continue to operate as local family practices with the benefit of a large and robust infrastructure to provide support. Primary Care in Workington is currently going through a major transformational redesign of our clinical model to develop and sustain primary care services, support new ways of working to increase efficiency and improve patient experience of the services we deliver.

 

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Responsibilities:

Injectable’s (supported by Theory, competencies & certificate & in-line with national search criteria as foundation of PSD):

  • COVID Injections (AZ) – Following provision of Certificate & Competencies documentation
  • COVID Injections (Pfizer) – Following provision of Certificate & Competencies documentation
  • COVID Injections (Moderna) – Following provision of Certificate & Competencies documentation
  • Influenza vaccinations (Adults 18 years and over) Following provision of Certificate & Competencies documentation
  • B12 injections -(Following initiation by GP & loading dose by Practice Nurse) – Following provision of Certificate & Competencies documentation
  • Pneumonia vaccinations – (Adults over 65) – Following provision of Certificate & Competencies documentation
  • Shingles vaccinations – (In line with National searches) – Following provision of Certificate & Competencies documentation

Clinical & Administrative duties:

  • Phlebotomy
  • NHS Health Checks
  • To carry out calibration of Health Check Machine in line with national protocol – Liaison with Practice Manager
  • QOF long term condition management – working alongside Practice Nurse for patient reviews, any areas of QOF appropriate to role and at discretion of Practice Nurse, GP & Practice Manager
  • Blood-pressure checks
  • Urinalysis (Dip stick urines in line with our urines policy – liaising with Practice Nurse/GP)
  •  Weight Management checks (where felt appropriate by GP/Practice Nurse/Dietician)
  • Diabetes Foot checks as part of annual Diabetes Reviews
  • Simple dressings (supported by Practice Nurse)
  • ECG recording
  • Chaperoning duties
  • Processing and management of laboratory samples requested by GPs/nurses
  • Sterilising, cleansing and maintenance of surgical equipment
  • Vaccine/cold chain storage, monitoring and recording
  • Surgical equipment and vaccine re-stocking and stock rotation
  • Clearing and re-stocking consulting rooms
  • Preparing and maintaining environments and equipment before, during and after patient care interventions, including assisting GPs during the performance of minor operations/joint injections where appropriate
  • Assisting in the assessment and surveillance of patients’ health and well-being
  • Undertaking specific clinical activities for named patients that have been delegated and taught specifically in relation to that individual
  • 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
  • Any other clinical or administrative duties in line with your individual skill set and felt appropriate to this role

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good general education
  • NVQ or Apprenticeship qualification at Level 2 or above
  • Care Certificate
  • A demonstrable commitment to professional development

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a primary care setting would be beneficial
  • Qualified in phlebotomy

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working as an Health Care Assistant
  • Ability to provide quality care
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good team working skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to work independently following verbal or written instructions
  • Adaptable to change
  • Computer literate

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

James Street Group Practice

Address

James Street

Workington

Cumbria

CA14 2DL

Employer’s website

https://www.jamesstreet-workington.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)