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Care Jobs In UK With Visa Sponsorship, As a health care assistant, you will work as part of a ward/department team under the supervision of registered nurses and participate in the delivery of patient-centered care, always maintaining a compassionate and professional attitude.

You will also support registered nurses in the provision of a caring and safe environment and contribute to the wards/departments’ organization.

You will also be required to demonstrate competence in generic and specialist skills within a time frame agreed with your manager following the completion of appropriate training and education.

You will function at a competency level in line with the requirements of the post and achieve and maintain both mandatory and statutory training requirements associated with the role.

Post Name Band 2 Health Care Assistant
Company Name University Hospitals Birmingham
Expected Salary GBP 18546 To GBP 19918 Per Year
Address Birmingham, England, United Kingdom B15 2GW

Main duties, tasks & skills required

  • Work cooperatively as part of the multi-disciplinary team supporting colleagues in work associated with patient care.
  • Understand your own level of responsibility and accountability in relation to registered staff.
  • Communicate clearly, effectively, and appropriately with the multidisciplinary team, patients and their families, visitors, and carers.
  • Through practice demonstrate an understanding of Duty of Care and how this contributes to safe practices.
  • Assist and as required provide patients with personal care
  • Following appropriate training and supervised practice, undertake identified competency-based practices which are required for the ward/unit, after such tasks have been delegated to them by a registered nurse.
  • Identify learning and development needs and produce a personal development plan in conjunction with your line manager/supervisor.
  • Achieve and maintain competence in mandatory and statutory training associated with the role.
  • Complete documentation of care in line with the Trust Standards for Documentation.
  • You must act in such a way as to always promote a positive image of UHB NHS Foundation Trust.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

  • Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment to offering flexible working where we can;
  • Offering our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues, and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. We do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at https://birminghamandsolihullcovidvaccine.nhs.uk where you can also find out more about how to access vaccination.

 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential

Care Certificate or evidence or Training and Development associated with Health Care Support Worker role 

Desirable

Functional skills Level 2 English Language and Maths Qualification or GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English Language
Level 2/3 NVQ/ Diploma

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 6 months experience in a caring environment in the last 12 months
  • Experience of working/participating as part of a team.
  • Evidence of ability to work using own initiative and under minimal supervision 

Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Basic computer skills
  • Good communication skills are written and oral
  • Good time and organizational skills
  • Flexible approach to shift patterns and place of work, this may include working in different practice settings in
  • different locations depending upon service need

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

Industry Private
Remote No
Schedule Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours 

Job Description

1. Communication:

  • Build partnerships and therapeutic relationships through safe, effective, and non-discriminatory communication taking account of the differences, capabilities, and needs of individuals.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers, recognizing there may be a need to utilize alternative methods of communication. Where there are barriers to understanding, as required arrange/ access to information, support, and other services to aid effective communication.
  • Use paper and electronic systems to retrieve and record patient information in line with Trust documentation standards and operational systems
  • Apply the principles of information governance and patient confidentiality to all aspects of your role
  • Obtain verbal consent from the patient before any clinical intervention is undertaken, where this is not given report this to a registered nurse prior to undertaking the intervention
  • Answer the telephone/greet visitors promptly in a polite and professional manner and deal with inquiries as appropriate
  • In instances when a patient/ visitor feels the need to raise a concern or complain attempt to deal with this locally initially, but always inform a registered nurse.
  • Observe and report to the registered nurse all changes in a patient’s physical and psychological condition.
  • Support families and carers following a patient bereavement or when bad news has been shared
  • Accept constructive feedback
  • Maintain professional boundaries and working relationships with patients and colleagues

2. Personal and people development:

  • Take personal and collective responsibility to do the best you can, working towards your agreed individual and Trust-wide goals. You are expected to be held accountable and to challenge/ highlight to the line manager poor performance, attitude, and behavior
  • Support and participate in induction, and orientation of newly appointed staff and students to their area
  • Recognise the limits of your competence and knowledge and reflect on these limits and seek advice and refer to other health professionals where necessary.
  • Recognise signs of stress in self and others and take appropriate action by informing the Line Manager

3. Health, Safety, and Security:

  • Be aware of and comply with all Trust Policies and Procedures that govern Health and Safety and clinical practice.
  • Actively promote the prevention of cross infection to and from all patients, visitors’ staff, and the environment, by encouraging and educating others in the use of standard precautions
  • Handle, check and store patient’s cash and valuables in accordance with Trust policy as required undertake equipment checks and update records and restock items as required
  • In line with the Trust’s Incident Reporting system, report any accidents, incidents, near misses, and defects to a registered nurse. Remove any hazards which could potentially cause injury to staff, patients, or visitors.
  • Ensure that visitors to the department have authority to be there, carry out necessary checks on identity if needed
  • Should a threatening situation occur, deal with the situation in accordance with the principles of conflict resolution. Take appropriate steps to protect the safety of self and others.
  • Manage own time effectively, ensure good time keeping in relation to shift commencement and breaks
  • Prepare bed spaces/ clinic and treatment rooms for new patients and orientate patients and their relatives and carers to the department and demonstrate bedside facilities

4. Innovation and Service Improvement:

  • Liaise with Ward Housekeeper or stock controller and in their absence take steps necessary to maintain stock levels and clinical supplies in the area and take action to replenish when stocks/supplies are low.
  • Be alert to any possible improvement to service and make suggestions as appropriate

5. Quality:

  • Following direction and delegation from a registered nurse undertake aspects of care for a patient / group of patients
  • Practice in accordance with agreed standards of care within your level of competence.
  • Assist in audits and research as required

6. Respect, Equality, and Diversity:

  • Always recognise and respect people with regard to age, disability, gender, position, race, religion, and sexual orientation through professionalism and courtesy, treating all patients, colleagues, visitors, carers, communities, and others as they would wish to be treated.
  • Chaperone and act as an advocate for patients during examination by clinical staff.
  • Ensure privacy and dignity for all patients are maintained
  • Always act in a non-discriminatory manner being mindful of the requirements of each individual patient.

7. Provision of Care to Meet Health and Wellbeing Needs:

  • Recognise possible signs and symptoms of dementia and other cognitive issues of patients. Escalate any concerns to a registered Nurse.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of your role and responsibilities relating to Safeguarding. Recognise the signs and symptoms that may be indicative of abuse and escalate any concerns to a registered Nurse.
  • Respond swiftly to individuals, who require assistance, are in pain or distressed, or using their call bell, where required report this to a registered nurse
  • Recognise where a patient is becoming agitated, confused, or is non-compliant with their care or treatment, and support colleagues when dealing with such patients
  • Obtain specimens ensuring accurate documentation and transportation to the appropriate department. Undertake infection control screening as requested
  • Following the completion of training undertake a range of physical/clinical observations appropriate to the area of practice. Achieve and maintain competence in using a range of equipment to undertake these, record the outcome and report and escalate exceptions to the registered nurse who delegated the tasks to you.
  • Measuring and recording may include:
  • Blood pressure, using electronic equipment
  • Pulse rate and rhythm, manually and using electronic equipment
  • Temperature
  • Height and weight
  • Fluid balance
  • Stool charts
  • Food diary
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Urine testing / Urinalysis
  • Peak flow
  • Respiratory rate
  • Oxygen saturation
  • Obtain prompt assistance during an emergency as requested or using the agreed practice, e.g., emergency call bell.
  • Daily assist and support patients of all genders when mobilizing, repositioning in bed or chair whilst promoting patient independence using aids as appropriate
  • Recognise and understand the importance of adequate nutrition and hydration of the patients by serving food and drinks and assisting patients with feeding and drinking when necessary
  • Recognise where a patient may display problems with swallowing and require further assessment and report this to a registered nurse.
  • Demonstrate awareness of wound/skin changes associated with damage caused by incontinence and pressure/friction

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