HCA Band 2

We are looking for HCAs (Band 2) for ward-based roles in Hospitals to support staff in providing care to patients under the direction of a registered Nurse.

Wards include:

  • Emergency
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Surgery

Main duties & responsibilities:

  • To assist in admitting patients to the ward, completing demographic details and recording base-line observations.
  • To provide care to patients following instructions in the care plan, programme or pathway.
  • To demonstrate competence in the accurate recording of routine clinical observations.
  • To recognise abnormal recordings or signs of change in a patient’s condition and report changes to a registered nurse.
  • To assist patients meet their personal care needs (includes hygiene, mobility, nutrition, elimination and comfort).
  • To assist patients to eat and drink in a sensitive and supportive manner.
  • To accurately record information on patient food charts and fluid balance charts, reporting concerns to a registered nurse.
  • To assist clinical team with data entry, filing and maintaining accurate documentation of care.
  • To assist in escorting, transferring and discharging patients, ensuring all property is packed and the bed area is prepared for the next patient.
  • To ensure treatment rooms and ward areas are adequately stocked and tidy.
  • To assist in resolving conflict by responding to concerns and complaints in a positive manner.

Knowledge, skills & experience required:

    • You must be able to communicate effectively with patients, visitors and other staff.
    • A good standard of general education is essential.
    • Previous experience in a similar role or environment is desirable.

For more information call Hannah on 01792 224226 or email Hannah@med-co.com.

 

Sectors: NHS
Locations: North East
Occupations: HCA

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