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Health Care Assistant

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11 - 11.5 GBP HOURLY

GP Surgery

Wimbledon, United Kingdom

Unknown / Non-Applicable

Company - Public

Published 2024-05-26

JOB DESCRIPTION

HEALTH CARE ASISTANT

MAIN PURPOSE

To assist medical personnel in the care of practice patients to include treatment, preventative care, screening and patient education. The post will also include some administrative duties.

A uniform and name badge must be worn at all times, which will be supplied by the practice.

They will act as a focal point of communication between patients, doctors, nurses and other members of the primary health care team

GENERAL

As part of the nursing team the HCSW will be employed to undertake nursing and administrative duties as deemed suitable by the Partners. Full training will be given prior to any patient contact. The HCSW will always work along side another member of the nursing team and there will always be a doctor available to refer to. The role involves the use of the computer and keyboard skills along with the ability to organise and prioritise a varied workload are necessary.

To maintain a safe and effective level of practice and to bring any deficits in training to the attention of the nurse manager so these can be addressed.

They will be required to act in a professional manner at all times and adhere to practice policies, protocols and guidelines.

1. Training

2. Accountability

Although accountable to the partners of the practice through the practice manager as an employee, they are ultimately responsible for their own practice and must ensure that limitations are always acknowledged. Full training will be provided for any clinical procedures.

3. Administration

All records need to kept clearly and legibly. Claims are an important part of practice income and are a priority, needing to be made correctly and accurately. A great deal of this work will be done on the computer.

4. Meetings

It will be necessary to attend various Practice meetings as requested. The only reason for not attending will be annual, study or sick leave.

5. Liaison

As well as the nursing team, the nursing assistant will work closely with reception and dispensary staff and will be expected to communicate and liase with the all other members of the Practice team.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Nursing

Health and Practice records including completing any necessary claims to the
Health Authority, reporting any problems to the Practice Administrator

Practice

Nurse Manager

2. Administration and professional responsibilities

Participate in the administrative and professional responsibilities of the practice team

3. Management of medical records

4. Management of appointment system

5. Any other delegated duties considered appropriate to the post

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £11.00-£11.50 per hour

Schedule:

Work Location: One location

Application deadline: 22/01/2023
Reference ID: 2255
Expected start date: 01/02/2023


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