Healthcare Assistant (Digestive Diseases Unit)

NHS

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Healthcare Assistant to join our Digestive Diseases Unit based at our main Hospital in London, with an inclusive salary range on offer of £21,498 - £27,040 per annum.

Established in 1932, The London Clinic is one of the UK’s largest private hospitals, with state-of-the-art facilities located on Harley Street. We have circa 1350 employees across 8 sites where we cover complex medical and surgical procedures and a comprehensive range of cancer and outpatient services.

Our Digestive Diseases Unit comprises of 16 patient rooms all with en-suite facilities. We provide medical and mainly surgical care to patients across a range of specialties, including Colorectal, Gastroenterology, Upper GI and Stoma Care.

Job Description

As a Healthcare Assistant, you will work under direct/indirect supervision of the nursing staff and Consultants to aid with overall day to day operations ensuring overall care and safety to the patient, visitors and staff.

  • Job Location: This role is located at our main hospital site in London, W1G 6BW (Close to Regents Park & Baker Street tube stations).
  • Job Type: This is a full-time, permanent position, working 37.5 hours per week.
  • Shifts: Mixed Shift Rotation 11.5 hour shifts, working Long Days, Nights, including Weekends.
  • Benefits package: We offer a comprehensive package which includes a contribution pension scheme (total annual contribution up to 20%), Private Medical Healthcare, 33 day’s annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays), season ticket travel loan, and a wide range of discounts with a variety of retailers and services. We also offer excellent career development; with clear career pathways and access to further education.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in delivering a high standard of holistic care to patients, recognising their individuality, and promoting privacy and dignity at all times
  • Pre-registering, registering and charging patients using Meditech. Entering stats daily into computer system
  • Preparing clinical rooms for procedures and assisting staff with administrative and clinical duties
  • Perform, document and report clinical observations and report changes in patient’s condition to nurse in charge or Consultant. This may include temperature, manual blood pressure, pulse, respiration, oxygen saturation and blood glucose monitoring

Skills & Experience

  • NVQ in Health Care Level 3 or Level 2 Health Care Certificate
  • Previous experience working in a surgical area within an acute hospital setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills who is friendly, flexible and adaptable in your approach.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • To be polite and pleasant with an appropriate professional demeanour and also able to cope with stressful and sensitive situations.

We are an organisation that has charitable status, and this helps us to drive forward our mission of reinvesting our income to deliver better patient outcomes.

The London Clinic is proud of its diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We absolutely welcome applicants from underrepresented groups; if you think you have the skills and experience for the job, please apply - we would love to hear from you regardless of your background.

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