Healthcare Assistant (DSU)

Post: Health Care Assistant

Location: Predominantly Day Surgery Unit

Salary: Band O: £9.03 to £9.73 Per hour

Hours: Pattern of work: 17.5 Hours – various times covering 6 day week, flexible

Type of contract: Permanent contract

Job Summary
Tetbury Hospital has a generic Day Surgery Unit (DSU) which delivers services across many different medical and surgical specialities. HCAs are required to work across these specialities. The Health Care Assistant (HCA) role is to assist staff in helping care for patients who predominantly attend the DSU, however may be required to assist in other departments if required. The post holder would work under the supervision/guidance of the Day Surgery Managers. 

The post holder will be an ambassador for the Trust, delivering care in an efficient, patient focused and professional way.  

Key Responsibilities 
• Greet patients and their relatives / carers as they attend for their ODP appointment.  
• To assist nursing staff within the Day Surgery Unit.  
• To assist in the delivery of care as identified in the patient's care plan. At all times reporting observations on progress or deterioration to the person in charge. 
• To undertake care in accordance with the standards of care set out in the Fundamentals of Care. 
• To develop skills and experience at carrying out delegated duties in respect of the physical and psychological needs of the patient under the supervision of the Day Surgery Managers. 

Skills and Experience 
• Good Basic Education 
• Able to demonstrate clear transferable skills valid to the health care setting 
• NVQ level 2, or equivalent  
• Willing to work towards NVQ level 3, or equivalent   
• Can verbalise a caring attitude.  
• Clear communication skills both oral and written.  
• Ability to work under instruction and within a team  
• Prioritise workload  

To find out more about this position please contact Deb Loewenthal or Susan Probert, Day Surgery Managers on 01666 501767.

The closing date for this role is 5pm on the 25th October but it may close early if a good response is received, therefore early application is encouraged.