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DATE ADDED: Thu 12/09/2019

Healthcare Assistant

Shepperton, UK
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JOB TYPE: Temporary, Part Time

SALARY: £8.35 - £9/hour Driver's Allowance

As a Health Care Assistant, you will be helping healthcare professionals to care for patients.
As a Health Care Assistant, you are responsible for assisting qualified healthcare professionals in caring for patients/residents in nursing homes, residential homes etc.
As a Health Care Assistant, you must make sure patients are constantly kept as comfortable as possible.
Healthcare assistants are responsible for recording the observations of patients throughout the day
Responsibilities
The precise tasks carried out by healthcare assistants will obviously vary depending upon which healthcare professional requires help. However, typical tasks include:
* Helping patients to undertake personal tasks, including washing, showering, and using the toilet
* Serving food to patients and helping them to eat if they are physically weak
* Changing dirty sheets and bedding
* Making the beds
* Talking to patients to ease loneliness and feelings of isolation
* Listening to the needs of patients and acting on these needs as appropriate
* Helping patients to move around their environment and to feel comfortable in care homes or hospitals. This involves keeping their living area extremely clean and tidy
* Ensuring that supplies of medical equipment are replenished
* Taking the temperature of the patient if trained to do so.
* Notifying healthcare professionals if temperatures, pulse rates, or respiration rates seem abnormal or worrying
* Measuring the weight of the patient
Skills
* Healthcare Assistants will need to possess the following skills:
* A caring nature
* An approachable nature
* An open mind
* The desire to work with people of all ages and from all backgrounds
* Sensitivity
* Good communication skills
* Good listening skills
* A tactful nature
* The ability to keep sensitive information confidential at all times
* A respectful approach to patients and colleagues
* The ability and desire to take own initiative whilst recognising their limitations
* Flexibility
* The ability to work as part of a team
* The ability to remain patient and calm in tough situations
* Reliability
* Good organisational skills
Someone with driving skills and access to own vehicles are highly recommended to apply but not necessary. NVQ Level 2 or 3 are preferable but not necessary as full training will be provided
Role: Healthcare Assistant
Job Type: Temporary, Part Time
Location: Shepperton, Surrey,

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