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HCA - Delivery Suite | Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Job details
Posting date: 24 April 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £22,383 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 24 May 2024
Location: Whiston, L35 5DR
Company: St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6257992/409-6219314

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Summary


Full and Part Time posts available

We are seeking motivated individuals to join our dynamic team of Midwifery and Medical Staff in Whiston Hospital Maternity Department.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for dedicated Health Care Assistants to join our hard-working multi-disciplinary team within maternity service, in its deliverance of high quality care to our patients and their families.

Previous experience working within a Maternity Department is essential for this role, and the successful candidate will have the ability to work independently; undertaking tasks, whilst remaining under the supervision of midwives.

The post holder will assist in providing 5 star patient care and support to antenatal/postnatal women and their babies, phlebotomy, feeding support and advice, and maintenance of essential equipment.

Working as a health care assistant enables you to gain exposure to a wide range of skills and offers extensive scope for professional development under the supervision of midwives. The Trust provides an extensive range of in-house training and support in on-going professional development, with potential access to further opportunities.

The post holder must be flexible, as you will be expected to work flexible shifts, days & nights.

Please note, this vacancy may close early should a sufficient number of applications be received.

An Enhanced DBS with barred lists for both Adults and Children is required for this post.
• To support the qualified Midwifery Staff in the maintenance of high standards of care to patients.
• To assist in providing an environment within the Department / Ward which is conducive to patient experience and pleasant for patients and their families
• To work as part of the Midwifery Team undertaking household support tasks and direct care tasks as delegated by the Midwife in Charge.
• To accept responsibility for specifically delegated functions within the Department / Ward which the Midwife in Charge feels are appropriate for untrained staff to undertake.
• To ensure the Health and Safety of patients, relatives and other staff is considered and not prejudiced by the post-holder at any time.
• To ensure that privacy and dignity of patients is paramount and is not compromised.
• To ensure that all patient information is confidential and is not disclosed to a third party except with permission of the Midwife in Charge.
• To present an appearance which gives a positive image of the Trust and a manner which is appropriate and which inspires confidence.

The Secretary of State has approved the partnership between St Helens & Knowsley and Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals.

From 1st July we have come together as a single organisation under the name Mersey & West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Trust delivers acute hospital care, intermediate care, community, and primary care services to a population of over 600,000 people with a combined workforce of around 9000 dedicated and skilled staff from 17 locations including Whiston, Southport & Formby, St Helens, Ormskirk and Newton hospitals.

The Trust provides regional services for burns, plastic surgery and spinal injuries to more than 4 million people across Mersey and West Lancashire, Cheshire, the Isle of Man and North Wales.

Our Vision is to deliver 5 Star Patient Care:
• CARE that is evidence based, high quality and compassionate
• ​​​​​​SAFETY that is of the highest standards
• COMMUNICATION that is open, inclusive and respectful
• SYSTEMS that are efficient, patient centred and reliable
• PATHWAYS that are best practice and embedded, but also respect the individual needs of patients

Our achievements include:
• Trust rated Outstanding by CQC Inspection August 2018
• Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers & Health Service Journal)
• Awarded National Preceptorship Accreditation (2023) for our Nursing & AHP Preceptorship Programme



KEY DUTIES
• To support the qualified Midwifery Staff in the maintenance of high standards of care to patients.
• To assist in providing an environment within the Department / Ward which is conducive to patient experience and pleasant for patients and their families
• To work as part of the Midwifery Team undertaking household support tasks and direct care tasks as delegated by the Midwife in Charge.
• To accept responsibility for specifically delegated functions within the Department / Ward which the Midwife in Charge feels are appropriate for untrained staff to undertake.
• To ensure the Health and Safety of patients, relatives and other staff is considered and not prejudiced by the post-holder at any time.
• To ensure that privacy and dignity of patients is paramount and is not compromised.
• To ensure that all patient information is confidential and is not disclosed to a third party except with permission of the Midwife in Charge.
• To present an appearance which gives a positive image of the Trust and a manner which is appropriate and which inspires confidence.
• In accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, the post holder will actively participate in the prevention and control of infection within the capacity of their role. The Act requires the post holder to attend infection prevention and control training on induction and at regular updates and to take responsibility for the practical application of the training in the course of their work. Infection prevention and control must be included in any personal development plan and/or appraisal.
• All employees have a duty and a responsibility to protect and safeguard children and vulnerable adults. You must have an excellent working knowledge of local safeguarding children and vulnerable adult procedures and act in accordance of these at all times.

CLINICAL & PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• To report any untoward incidents/occurrences.
• To ensure that all patient care is delivered with the highest degree of professionalism.
• Preparing patients for consultation, i.e. urinalysis, weight, temperature, pulse, saturation, blood pressure readings, height, and chaperoning patients when required.
• To undertake venepuncture and other procedures applicable to the role (when trained to do so)
• Assist women with infant feeding (once trained)
• To provide basic care of the neonate as directed by the midwife

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES
• To ensure where entries are made in midwifery / nursing documentation, that these are correct, legible and comprehensive and countersigned by a registered midwife / nurse
• Receiving patients into the clinic and provide patients with information and advice as required.
• To check and maintain equipment used in dept/ward after appropriate training and to ensure all used equipment is decontaminated and sent to appropriate department as per Hospital policy.
• Carrying out errands between departments, answering telephones and taking messages including delivering specimens to laboratories and collecting x-rays etc.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
• Utilise resources and supplies effectively and economically, reporting deficiencies to the Ward / Department Manager

RESEARCH & AUDIT
• To assist in their capacity as a Health Care Assistant in any departmental involvement in research / audit activities as directed by the Department / Ward Manager.


This advert closes on Wednesday 1 May 2024

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