Kickstart - Healthcare Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 23 November 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 30 November 2021
Location: Penzance, TR182PF
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000221304

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

These roles are available across a range of wards within the hospital.

• Work co-operatively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, helping nursing, midwifery and other clinical staff in routine work associated with patient care
• Support registered nurses in the implementation of programmes of care within the limits of the HealthCare Support Worker’s knowledge and competence
• Provide comfort, reassurance and support to patients and/or their carers if anxious or distressed
• Assist with essential patient care, e.g. making beds, sorting clean linen, distributing menu cards etc.
• Assist patients to become as independent as possible by giving the appropriate level of support as delegated and under supervision
• Maintain patients’ personal and oral hygiene, e.g. help with dressing/ undressing, giving bed baths, mouth and skin care, assisting with pressure area care
• Escort patients to other departments
• Have a basic understanding of special dietary needs and implications for the patient’s condition
• Ensure adequate hydration and nutritional intake including feeding patients
• Record intake and output and understand the need for accuracy
• Assist patients to access and use appropriate toilet facilities, ensuring privacy and dignity are maintained
• Alert trained staff promptly of changes in the patient’s condition or any possible risks.

Basic literacy and numeracy skills
Able to communicate accurately and
effectively with patients and colleagues, verbally and in writing

Shift patterns or 8am to 4pm 3 days and 8am to 12pm one day a week

National Minimum Wage

Our successful candidates will be provided with support to improve their employment prospects to help them move into long term sustained employment.

Induction week
1 Day Trust virtual induction day
Half a day Kickstart orientation session
1 day Manual Handling training day
1.5 hr Basic Life Support session
Care Buddy half day session
Enrolment onto the Care Certificate, a 1 day course with 15 workbooks
Enrolment onto functional skills course for English and Maths
One to one meeting with programme manager at the end of first week
Workplace skills workbook

Monthly meeting
Monthly one to one meeting with programme manager to check progress and support with completing workbook

Half way through placement
Employability training course to include
How to write a good application
CV skills
and Interview skills

Monthly meeting
Monthly one to one meeting with programme manager to check progress and support with completing workbook and to support with job searches and applications
Final monthly meeting
Complete workbook and evaluation with Programme Manager. Check that a reference has been provided by placement.

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