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Healthcare Support Worker

Employer
HCA Healthcare UK
Location
Manchester
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Jun 2024

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Healthcare assistant-Chemo Day Unit The Christie Private Care, Manchester Hours: 37.5hrs PW (Mon-Fri) Salary: competitive 

We are currently recruiting for a Healthcare Assistant to join the team at

The Christie Private Care, currently rated “Outstanding” by the CQC. HCA Healthcare UK has developed a dedicated private centre in partnership with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. The Christie Private Care treats private patients with a full range of diagnostic, inpatient, surgical, day case and outpatient treatment all on one site. 

The hospital is made up of 13 consultant rooms; a full diagnostic imaging suite; 2 operating theatres and a dedicated women’s health unit. The Outpatients Department services a wide range of specialities, within which the post holder will develop skills.

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. 
 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • 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 always applied.

  • Communicate care to patients, their family and/or carers using appropriate language and rationale

  • Under Direction develop skills in the instruction, advice and care of patients throughout their treatment process

  • Assists the registered nurse with appropriate clinical documentation

  • Carry out with accuracy other duties as instructed by your line manager  

  • Reports any concerns to the trained nurse in charge of the patient

  • Decontamination of instruments and clinical equipment
     

At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others.
 

What you’ll bring:

  • Minimum NVQ level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care is desirable 

  • Experience working as a Healthcare Assistant 

  • Experience in working in a hospital setting is essential

  • Trained in Phlebotomy is an advantage but training can be provided.

  • Previous experience/understanding of working within Cancer care 

  • Experience of working with members of the public is essential 

  • Must be able to effectively communicate in English verbally and written 

Why HCA UK?

Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 
 

We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Healthcare Assistant, you’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you

  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals

  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service

  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme

  • Group Life Assurance from day one

  • Critical illness cover

  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay

  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland

  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you

  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers
     

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.
 

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.

Company

HCA Healthcare Over 50 years of creating a healthier tomorrow.   

Today HCA is the largest private healthcare provider in the world, and the largest provider of privately funded healthcare in the U.K. A world-class network of over 30 facilities in London, Manchester, Wilmslow, Glasgow and Prestatyn, with its latest venture opening in Birmingham in 2024.  Uniquely we also partner with the NHS to provide care within large NHS teaching hospitals. No other U.K. provider can match our global scale, breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise. We treat 27 million people each year across our global network, and many of our hospitals are rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. Covering virtually all aspects of medicine from prevention and diagnosis through to treatment and aftercare in both our Primary and Secondary Care Divisions. Cardiac and Cancer Care, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, Urgent Care, GP and Health screening to Obstetrics, IVF and Maternity care, to name a few.   

We can promise by joining the HCA family, you will learn from experts in every department, and your opportunities will be endless. You will be empowered to achieve more in your career and will be provided with outstanding rewards and development support to match the level of care we are famed for.  

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