We are looking for a healthcare assistant who will assist healthcare professionals, under the supervision of qualified nursing staff, to carry out a spectrum of duties. Their tasks include assisting patients with personal care and conducting clinical duties, in addition to carrying out, monitoring, and recording the results of medical tests, which the healthcare professional will analyze.
To be successful as a healthcare assistant, you should possess a caring and nurturing personality. You should also be able to handle physically demanding tasks, such as supporting the weight of patients to aid mobility, turning patients over, and lifting heavy medical equipment.
Organization Name : Leonard Cheshire
Post Name : Healthcare Assistant
Qualification : Any Graduate
Industry : Private
Employment Type : Full Time
Work Hours : 8 Hours
Job Experience : Freshers
Salary : GBP 14 To GBP 16 Per Hour
Location : Penzance, England, United Kingdom TR17 0AA
With no money, Leonard nursed the man himself in his home of Le Court in Hampshire. They became friends and this act of kindness prompted more people to go to Leonard for help. People were keen to share a home with others and support each other.By the summer of home had 24 residents with complex needs, illnesses and impairments.
As awareness of Leonard’s work spread he started to receive referrals.New NHS hospitals struggled to cope with waiting lists of people needing urgent care. Disabled people were at the bottom of the list of NHS priorities at the time. People were often left to manage on their own, or to rely on others to help them get through each day.
As Le Court became established, people started to champion the need for similar homes in their communities. Interest in these services was not limited to the UK. International communities also sought these services. The establishment of Leonard Cheshire as a charity had begun, there were five homes in the UK.
Healthcare Assistant Responsibilities
Ensuring that supplies and medical equipment are replenished.
Improving the mobility of patients.
Setting up equipment required by healthcare professionals.
Taking the temperature, blood pressure, and blood glucose levels of patients, and recording the results.
Recording the pulse rate of patients.
Measuring patients’ weight.
Preparing patients for therapy.
Making up beds, giving out bedpans, and collecting bedpans.
Healthcare Assistant Requirements
NVQ qualification in health and social care.
Pass a medical check.
Clear background check.
The desire to work with all people, irrespective of background, race, or creed.
Good communication skills.
Good listening skills.
Physically able to lift patients.
A tactful and approachable personality.
Caring and kind.
Cheerful and friendly.
Willing to be hands-on with patients.
Willing to do personal care tasks (washing, toileting, etc)
Able to follow instructions and procedures.
Able to work in a team but use their own initiative.
The potential for flexible working hours.
A rewarding working experience that helps others in the community.
A secure future job market with guaranteed pay levels.
The opportunity to grow, learn and make a real difference in the wider community.