Health Care Assistant - General Wards - PRUH - #49204

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Date: 1 week ago
City: London
Salary: £26,696 per year
Contract type: Full time
Healthcare Assistant Band 2 for Princess Royal University Hospital & South Sites only.

No experience? No problem. You don’t need any healthcare experience to join us at King’s as a Health Care Assistant (HCA). It is more important to us that you are a kind, respectful team player with a passion to want to help and support our patients, their families and colleagues. We will teach you everything you need to know.

As an HCA, you will be a hugely valuable in supporting our Nursing and Midwifery teams providing care to our patients. Every day will be different and you will work alongside the rest of the team carrying out a wide range of tasks and assisting with care to support the needs of the patients and their families.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds, because we care for people from all backgrounds and know that a diversity of ideas, experiences and perspectives makes our service better.

Day to day, you’ll work under the supervision of our registered staff to help:

Wash and dress patients

Monitor and record clinical observations

Support patients to eat and drink

Help patients move around

Make beds and maintain a clean, safe clinical area

Talk to patients and their families

Manage stock levels for linen and other supplies

The role involves shift work (early shifts, late shifts, long days, nights and weekends) so the ability to work these shifts is essential. However, as an organisation we support flexible working and have both full and part time roles available.

With our comprehensive training and dedicated HCA education team, the HCA role can also lead to a variety of career opportunities. With the right support, those who want to can undertake the necessary training to become our future nursing associates, nurses and midwives.

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in research, innovation and education, Diversity, equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King’s to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King’s is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone’s contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust’s carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

To assist under supervision in the delivery of nursing care in liaison with the multidisciplinary team.

To assist with clinical duties to ensure the effective running of the ward/department.

To maintain own personal development with support from ward/departmental manager

For more information on the roles and responsibilities, please click on the link below for the full job description and person specification.

Person specification

Qualifications and skills

Functional Skills Level 1 in Numeracy and Literacy or GCSEs Maths and English Grades A-E or 9-2.

Evidence of being able to work well with other members of the team including communicating effectively, being kind and considerate, reliable and enthusiastic

Evidence of good customer care skills/working with others in a supportive manner

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