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Healthcare Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Health Science Services
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Part-time contracts also available.)
Job ref
430-SUR543A
Site
Ward 21 (Dept)
Town
Milton Keynes
Salary
£18,870 - £19,918 per annum (per annum, pro-rata for part-time contracts)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
29/05/2022 23:59
Interview date
15/06/2022

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

 

Job overview

Health Care Assistant - Ward 21

Band 2

Hours: 37.5 hours. Par-time hours considered. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 2 Health Care Assistant post on Ward 21 (internal rotation). Ward 21 is divided into 2 separate areas, giving the opportunity to gain experience in a wide range of surgical specialties: 

  • 21a is a ring-fenced mixed sex elective Orthopeadic unit comprising of 13 beds.
  • 21b is a mixed sex emergency surgical unit, comprising of 14 beds.

We aim to provide a high standard of nursing care, which is evidence-based.

The ward environment has a strong emphasis on continuous learning, and we take students completing both diploma and degree pathways, with whom you would be involved in supervising and mentoring.

This role requires the highest standards of leadership and clinical skills.

If you have the drive, passion, and commitment and want to join a team in providing high-quality patient-centred care, then this may be the position for you.

Main duties of the job

The role of the HCA is to assist the nursing team in the delivery of safe effective care to the patient.

Working for our organisation

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To assist all team members as required in the direct delivery of patient care. Undertake personal care duties for patients including bathing and feeding.
  • To have knowledge of basic clinical observations and an understanding of the correct escalation process, making judgements on when to report patient conditions to a senior member of staff.
  • To assist, where appropriate, in the induction of new staff within the department, demonstrating duties to new starters

Please refer to the Job Description for further details.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • 2 O levels/GCSE’s at grade C or above or equivalent.
  • Awareness of infection control issues
  • Understanding of Health and Safety in the workplace
Desirable criteria
  • O levels/GCSE’s at grade C or above or equivalent: Maths and English.
  • CARE Certificate or NVQ Health & Social Care Level 2 or above
  • Be studying at university for a Registered Nurse/Midwife Qualification
  • Awareness of NHS policies
  • Understanding of the role of a Healthcare Assistant

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in a team
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in a care setting
  • Previous NHS experience

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to high standards of care
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise tasks effectively at short notice
  • Caring in a professional manner towards patients and their relatives.
  • Good time management

Personal and people development

Essential criteria
  • Commitment to Safeguarding
  • Presents a professional appearance
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Self motivated and enthusiastic

Communication

Essential criteria
  • Clear spoken and written English
  • Able to show empathy and respect for families and patients
  • Able to work alongside the extensive Multidisciplinary Team, carrying out instructions and feeding back information.
  • Able to document care provided and use trust documentation within trust policy and guidelines.

Specific requirements

Essential criteria
  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoHSJ Best places to workDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Caroline Middleton
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
caroline.middleton@mkuh.nhs.uk