HCA UK at The Wilmslow Hospital – Wilmslow, Cheshire
Healthcare Assistant, Outpatients
Facility: The Wilmslow Hospital, 52-54 Alderley Rd
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £22,406 - £23,576 per annum, depending on experience + benefits (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development)
We are currently recruiting for a Healthcare Assistant to join the theatre team at The Wilmslow Hospital. At the Wilmslow Hospital, we diagnose and treat a range of conditions using some of the most advanced technology in the region, from our 3T MRI scanner to our state-of-the-art laminar flow operating theatres.
The hospital is made up of 13 consultant rooms; a full diagnostic imaging suite; 2 operating theatres and a dedicated women’s health unit. The Outpatients Department services a wide range of specialities, within which the post holder will develop skills.
As the Healthcare Assistant, under the direction of the registered nurse, you will carry out observations, investigations and basic treatments as required. You will also oversee chaperoning of patients and assisting medical staff with day-to-day duties.
Duties & Responsibilities
Greet patients, visitors, consultants and staff in a professional and welcoming manner.
Assist with patient care requirements under the supervision of a registered nurse. Assess patient’s condition through basic measurements.
Maintain stock control and careful use of equipment
Ensuring patient comfort, dignity and privacy are maintained at all times and are specific to the patients’ needs.
Chaperoning patients and required equipment as necessary for appointments and clinic.
Ensure strict confidentiality is applied to all clients and staff, ensuring need to know basis is always applied.
Communicate care to patients, their family and/or carers using appropriate language and rationale
Assist in theatre and Recovery and other ultra sounded guided procedures
Under Direction develop skills in the instruction, advice and care of patients throughout their treatment process
Assists the registered nurse with appropriate clinical documentation
Carry out with accuracy other duties as instructed by your line manager
Reports any concerns to the trained nurse in charge of the patient
Decontamination of instruments and clinical equipment
At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others.
What you’ll bring:
Phlebotomy for this role is essential
Previous experience in Healthcare Assistant experience within a hospital setting is essential
NVQ in Health and Social Care is essential
Why HCA UK?
Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing.
We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Healthcare Assistant, you’ll be eligible for:
25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you
Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals
Private pension contribution which increases with length of service
Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme
Group Life Assurance from day one
Critical illness cover
Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland
Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you
Discounts with over 800 major retailers
Diversity and Inclusion
Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.
We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.