Healthcare Assistant | Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 24 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £22,383 pa pro rata
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 23 June 2024
Location: Bolton, BL4 0JR
Company: Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6342622/241-HCA-MAY-24

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Are you looking for acareer where no two days are the same and you can make a real impact on other peoples lives.

An opportunity has arisen to join our welcoming and supportive teams within the Acute Adult Division at Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Our amazing staff make a significant difference to our patients every single day, striving to provide the best possible patient centred care. We are looking for motivated individuals who share our trust values, to come and work in a busy, demanding but highly rewarding career. You should have the ability and determination to learn and develop new skills, and are committed to continuous improvement and development.

Previous experience is advantageous but not essential. The Trust is committed to your development and will create a dedicated personal development plan for you, to make sure you are fully supported.We have a dedicated education team whoare committed to guide and nurture you through your career. Theywill be on hand to support and guide you in completing the Care Certificate, to ensure you have the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake your new role. You will be assigned an assessor on the ward which you are based, who will support you as you embark upon your exciting journey at Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.Whilst working alongside one our amazing teams, you will have the chance to develop and showcase these skills. Some of our HCAs have gone on to become Nursing Associates or Registered Nurses so the sky is the limit for you here in Bolton!

Our hospitals are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our staff work on a shift basis to ensure our patients receive the very best care at all times.

In return, we can offer you:

• Unsociable hours pay enhancements

• 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS service)

• Eligibility for our NHS Car lease scheme

• Eligibility for our NHS Technology Scheme

• Access to on-site Gymnasium

• Various NHS Discounts

Here at Bolton our patients are at the heart of everything we do.We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource and we are proud of the excellent levels of service our team provide.Our staff are motivated, passionate, enthusiastic and pride themselves on the care we give to our patients. We actively encourage our staff to think differently, be bold and innotive to improve our ways of working.

We ensure our patients receive the highest quality of Care and are guided by our trust Values. We are proud that our Trust is a centre of excellence for maternity, neonatal and care for children, and that it has been rated as Good by the Quality Care Commission (CQC). This is in recognition of the patient experience and quality of care that our staff provide to patients. It is also supported by our Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Framework for Professional Practice

The aims of this Trust are to improve the health of and provide the best possible care to the population in which we serve and ensure that our staff has joy and pride in their work. We are striving to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities in which we serve. We value our staff and can offer excellent opportunities for further training and development. We are keen to reflect our local population and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed.

We can't wait for you to join our team!

The post holder will carry out a broad range of clinical duties, under the guidance of our registrants, including:

- Establishing a professional rapport with your patients, their relatives and your colleagues.

- To have a good understanding of the complex needs of your patients.

- Communicate effectively with your patients, their relatives and your colleagues.

- Ensure privacy and dignity are maintained at all times.

- Delivering personal care including assisting patients with their elimination needs.

- Have full understanding of a patients mobility abilities and provide assistance when required.

- Providing support to patients who require enhanced care.

- To assist patients, where necessary by the use of appropriate aids/appliance, to achieve physical comfort. This will involve the safe moving and handling of patients to varying degrees dependant on their condition and care needs.

- Serve meals and drinks to patients, and assist patients with their nutritional needs.

- Bed making, correct disposal of linen and waste.

- Provide information to enable the effectiveness of the care to be evaluated and accurate records maintained.

- Contribute to patient safety.

- Work collaboratively with your colleagues, to deliver high standards of patient care.

- Work within the limitations of your own competence and scope of practice, seeking assistance when required.

- Actively provide support and reassurance to patients and their relatives.

- Act as an advocate for your patients.

- Report and escalate any concern regarding patient care.

- Ensure safekeeping of patient's property and valuables within Trust guidelines

You may be required to work across a number of wards and departments across the Division on a rotational basis so this is a great opportunity to develop your skills and experience in a number of different clinical areas.

*Previous applicants need not apply*

This advert closes on Friday 7 Jun 2024

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