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Healthcare Assistant - Medical

About the Facility

HCA Healthcare UK – World’s largest private acute and complex care hospital group and winners of 'The Best Private Healthcare provider 2016' and 'Best International Cancer Services' provider 2016

Situated in the heart of London's world-renowned medical district, The Princess Grace Hospital is recognised as one of the best-equipped multidisciplinary private hospitals in the capital. Our dedicated and highly trained team is committed to delivering an exemplary standard of clinical care across all specialties.

The Princess Grace Hospital has 127 registered beds, including 90 inpatient, 21 day case, 8 endoscopy, an urgent care unit and a Level 3 intensive care unit containing 9 beds, with 24-hour consultant cover and a high dependency unit. The hospital also has a several specialised centres, including; The London Breast Institute, recognised as one of the best private breast screening and diagnostic treatment centres in the UK; the London Digestive Centre, a highly specialised outpatient facility offering diagnoses and treatments for all conditions of the stomach, small and large intestines, liver, pancreas, and bile ducts; and The Institute of Sport Exercise and Health, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to sport and exercise medicine.

Job Description
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. 

This is a full time role working 37.5hrs Monday – Sunday and will be based on internal rotation to cover days, nights and weekends.

The attractive and competitive salary for this role is £21,000 - £25,000 plus enhancement and will be dependent upon skills and experience.

Benefits: We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, the use of all HCA facilities for acute medical conditions, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year and access to a fantastic flexible benefits scheme. We can also offer you a relocation packages if you are living outside of London or the UK. You can expect to be working in an environment that promotes the development of your skills and knowledge.

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 applied at all times.
Communicate care to patients, their family and/or carers using appropriate language and rationale
Assists the registered nurse with appropriate clinical documentation 
Reports any concerns to the trained nurse in charge of the patient
Decontamination of instruments and clinical equipment

Skills & Experience

Phlebotomy – Desirable
Previous Healthcare Assistant experience within a hospital setting is essential
Healthcare Assistant experience within Outpatients is desirable
NVQ in Health and Social Care is desirable

About The Individual
The successful candidate will work well within a team and possess a flexible approach in order to meet the changing needs of the department. The successful candidate will have a high attention to detail and will display a personable, yet professional manner at all times.
If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please send through your details and we would be happy to accommodate an informal visit as part of your application process and look forward to meeting you!

Healthcare Assistant - Medical


Published on 31 Jul 2020