Healthcare Assistant
London Bridge Hospital
3d ago

Healthcare Assistant (Breast Unit)

About the Facility

The Wellington Hospital has over four decades of expertise; providing the highest level of care for patients who are looking for the best treatment in key areas of healthcare, including : neurosurgery, spinal surgery, cardiac care, orthopaedics, acute neurological rehabilitation, gynaecology and cancer care.

In our 50-bed Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit we care for patients with a wide range of complex neurological conditions.

And we're supported by the UK’s largest private intensive care unit. We also offer the latest cancer and robotic surgery treatments, including electrochemotherapy, HIPEC and the da Vinci Robot.

Having the largest neurosciences unit in London means we're able to carry out advanced spinal surgery, intracranial and peripheral nerve surgery as well as pioneering neurosurgery.

Job Description

As the Healthcare Assistant, you will assist clinical staff in providing care of the highest quality to patients undergoing breast assessment and perform administrative duties as required, facilitating the smooth running of the department.

You will also be required to assist with the preparation of the Breast Multidisciplinary team meeting, inputting of data and working in close collaboration with the Breast Clinical Nurse specialists.

  • With appropriate training and supervision you will assist the Consultants with chaperone duties and clinical procedures;
  • for example, ultrasound guided core biopsy, guide wire localisation and simple wound care.

    Shifts : 37.5 hours / week. Mon / Wed / Thus / Fri, 9am 5pm & Tuesday, 12pm 8pm.

    Salary : £21,000 - £25,000 per annum (dependent on candidate experience)

    Duties and Responsibilities

    To assist clinical staff in the assessment clinics providing the highest quality of care to patients undergoing breast assessment.

    To empathise with and reassure women undergoing assessment and diagnostic tests.To undertake chaperone duties and provide care to clients and patients during breast assessment.

    To act as assistant in the assessment clinics, assisting clinicians during ultrasound examinations, needle biopsy procedures, and wire localisations.

    Assist with pre-operative assessment and undertake ECG ,venepuncture and intravenous cannulationSupport other members of the team with the preparation and assisting with clinical procedures / investigations.

    To ensure that laboratory specimens are accurately labeled, documented and transported to the pathology laboratory and to record the client / patient details in the specimen tracking folder.

    Keep clinical rooms clean and tidy, change linen and gowns on a daily basis.Provide Receptionist cover as required to ensure patients are accurately registered and insurance details are correct using both paper and IT-based systems.

    To monitor stock levels and order consumables for the clinics and report shortfalls to Breast CNS.To monitor, order and maintain stationery levels for the department.

    To order patient information leaflets for the clinics and maintain adequate supplies of stock levels.

    Skills and Experience

    Previous experience of working as a Healthcare Assistant within a Hospital environment is strongly desirableNVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care is essentialCare Certificate is desirableExcellent communication skills essentialComputer literate

    About the Individual

    At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family.

    As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.

  • You will also actively participate as a member of a team to move the team towards completion of tasks, goals, and objectives;
  • demonstrate leadership and influence others to be the best they can be and inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.

    If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.

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