Healthcare Support Worker - General Surgery
You will assist with the nursing care of the patient under the supervision of a trained nurse. This will include all basic care including the reception, admission, transfer and discharge of the patient according to procedure. You will ensure patients receive the care and assistance required/prescribed with fluid and nutritional intake and observe and report any change in the condition of the patient and communicates this verbally to the nurse in charge. You will assist the patient unable to self care with personal hygiene and dressing, adhering to all manual handling procedures and policies and carry out and assist with minor investigatory procedures e.g.: urinalysis, urine collections as required and report all findings to the trained nurse. You will participate and assist in the updating and completion of accurate patient documentation as necessary e.g.: MUST, care rounding, food/fluid balance, pudra charts and also files documents appropriately when required. You will be responsible for the cleaning and tidying of clinical areas, equipment and storage cupboards, excluding cupboards for the storage of controlled drugs and medicines and report any defects and areas of concern to the nurse in charge. You will maintain stock of adequate supplies of central and clinical stores excluding medicines. You will assist with the safe custody of patient's personal belongings in accordance with organisational policy. You will comply with all Health and Safety Legislation and policies with particular regard to COSHH, Fire, Infection Control and Manual Handling. No formal qualifications are required for this post but you should have a good standard of education and good verbal communication. The shift pattern for this post is rotational 12 hour shifts. This post requires membership of Disclosure Scotland's PVG Scheme. PLEASE READ AND SAVE THE CANDIDATE APPLICATION PACK BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION. This post will be closing on the 5th April 2019.