Senior Healthcare Assistant

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
February 03, 2023
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Senior Healthcare Assistant Band 3

Main area

Dermatology Outpatients

Grade

Band 3

Contract

Permanent

Hours

Part time - 27.5 hours per week

Job ref

188-HCA263-A

Site

Royal South Hants Hospital

Town

Southampton

Salary

£21,730 - £23,177 pa

Salary period

Yearly

Closing

03/02/2023 23:59
Job overview

Are you looking for a career change? Are you looking for a job where no two days are ever the same? Come and join our dynamic and friendly team!

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a full time Band 3 Senior Health Care Assistant to work in the Southampton Dermatology Centre based at the Royal South Hants Hospital. The Southampton Dermatology Centre operates from 07.00 – 18.00 Monday to Friday, with some optional out of hours/ Saturday working. You will be assisting in the management of the smooth running of clinics within the Dermatology Department and Medical Outpatients Department and assisting the clinicians in our Day Case surgical rooms.

Main duties of the job
  • To work in a team of nursing staff and clinicians, ensuring high standards of care are developed and maintained within that team.

  • To give and receive regular reports on the progress of patients, immediately acting on any changes in the patients' condition, and reporting them to the relevant health care professional.

  • To assist consultant surgeons in the day case surgery operating rooms

  • To facilitate the smooth running of various clinics and to chaperone patients when necessary.

  • To provide assistance to clinicians during clinics, taking photographs, observations, helping patients with undressing/dressing.

  • Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

    For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

    Working for our organisation

    What we can offer you

    As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

    All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

    Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    Your Responsibilities

    What you'll do

    The Dermatology Department offers various services and clinics such as UVL treatment, phototesting, Botox, patch, 2 week skin cancer pathway, vulval clinics. Many of our clinics are nurse led such acne, topical treatments, allergy patch testing, mole mapping and wound clinics.

    The post holder will be responsible for assisting in some of these clinics and to chaperone patients. You will also run the admission and recovery area when there are Day Case surgical patients, take observations and providing aftercare information. You will also have the opportunity to provide assistance to the Dermatology Surgeons in the operating rooms.

    The post holder will also be responsible for providing care and advice to support and facilitate high quality, individualised care to patients and relatives. We also look after a small number of clinics for Medical Outpatients such as TB, Diabetes and Gastro and you will be assisting clinicians with observations, venesection and to facilitate the smooth running of these clinics.

    We are looking to recruit a Health Care Support worker who has a keen interest in working in the speciality of Dermatology. Previous experience is desirable however not essential as all the training required will provided.

    The post holder will work with the wider Dermatology team to support care and intervention. This post will include working in the admission and recovery areas and in the Medical Outpatient Department.

    What we're looking for

  • We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will rise to the challenge of a busy day unit where no two days are the same.

  • You must be able to work well within a team as well as being able to work autonomously.

  • You will be able to keep detailed and accurate records.

  • You will be able to offer a flexible working pattern

  • Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • NVQ 3 in care, with acute units corresponding to speciality
  • Numeracy and literacy skills at level 1 &2 (or equivalent)
  • Desirable criteria
  • Dementia Champion training
  • Venepuncture and cannulation training
  • ECG recording
  • Be willing to undertake extra acute units corresponding to speciality
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Proven experience in a caring role.
  • Understanding of acute hospital environment and the role of SHCA.
  • Desirable criteria
  • Acute hospital experience.
  • Previous HCA experience
  • Previous experience of working with the general public
  • Experience of using a computer.
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate with wide range of people
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Special requirements of the post Desirable criteria
  • Flexibility and adaptable to shift/work patterns
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal thinkuhs.co.uk where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    Employer certification / accreditation badges Applicant requirements

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 484.5KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 210.3KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact

    Name

    Deanna Harley
    

    Job title

    Senior Sister
    

    Email address

    [email protected]
    

    Telephone number

    02380540046
    
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