Healthcare Assistant

London, England
£20663 - £23402 per annum + Pension, Private Healthcare etc.
13 Jun 2017
11 Jul 2017
HCA Healthcare
Nursing Field
Job Type

About The Facility

SCRI is the first UK trials unit outside of the NHS that has the ability to offer new anti-cancer drugs in clinical trials. As a dedicated trials unit, we are focused on fast study set-ups to offer patients' rapid access to new investigational drug therapies. Most importantly we are open for both private and NHS patients.

Sarah Cannon Research Institute UK aims to provide precision medicine for cancer patients through the development of targeted therapies that are not only directed towards the cancer cell, but a specific alteration within the cancer cell.

Job Description

The Healthcare Assistant will work under the supervision of the clinical team. They will assist with nursing, medical, laboratory and clerical duties in the provision of direct and indirect patient care and associated general duties ensuring an efficient service at all times.

Hours: 37.5 hours/ week. Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (However, some flexibility will be required)

Salary: £20,663 - £23,402 (dependent on candidate experience)

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assisting in the provision of care to patients so as to ensure their comfort/safety needs are identified, taking into consideration cultural, religious beliefs, respecting values and respecting those beliefs
  • Reporting to nurses any problems arising out of conversations with patients, acting as the patient advocate at all times
  • Report patient's condition when required and record observations of temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate, urinalysis, BM stix, pulse oxymetry, weight and height.
  • Performs and completes ECG procedures as requested with supervision and within competency
  • Preparing dressing/procedures under the direction of the clinical team and for which instruction has been given
  • Assisting nursing and medical staff when required with different procedures with supervision
  • Participating in the running of the phlebotomy service on achieving competency
  • Performing cannulation
  • To set up and check consulting rooms/treatment pod areas before and after each use to agreed standard
  • Management of clinical equipment, reporting any faults.
  • Perform clinical laboratory related procedures

Skills & Experience

  • Strong cannulation and phlebotomy experience
  • Previous healthcare assistant experience within a hospital environment
  • Computer literate
  • NVQ level 2 or 3 in health and social care is desirable
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to take initiative

About The Individual

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational skills. As this is a new position within the facility, the successful individual will have a willingness to learn new things and will be passionate about making the role their own. Excellent communication skills are a must.