• Full Time
  • London SE1
  • 27,948 - 29,468 £ / Year

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

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  • £27,948 – £29,468 a year

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  • Full-time


London SE1

Full job description

Job overview

Senior Nursing Assistant (Band 3) – Mark Ward – Acute Stroke and Neuro Rehabilitation Unit

We are a friendly, diverse and dynamic team and we are looking for an experienced nursing assistant to join our team.

The Band 3 candidate will undertake further education and training programme which offers a great opportunity to develop further knowledge and skills to meet the expected competencies within the job description.

You will carry out assigned tasks as part of clinical team in support of registered nurses and undertake some aspects of patient care provision without direct supervision. Successful candidates will ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients and will always work in a manner that promotes dignity through the adoption of person-centred care principles.

Closing date: 26/05/2024

Interview date: 10/06/2024

Main duties of the job

We promote best practice and clinical excellence and you will become part of this dynamic team where you will have the opportunity to enhance your clinical skills with our comprehensive training package.

We are looking to employ a hardworking, self-motivated individual with the required skills and knowledge to support our team.

This role will allow you to develop and gain a wide range of additional skills which will enhance your own personal development whist contributing to our high standards of care.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Working for your organisation

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK’s best known hospitals – Guy’s, St Thomas’, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield – as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK’s busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and – as part of King’s Health Partners – we are one of England’s eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research’s biomedical research centres, established with King’s College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

4.1 Clinical Duties

Provide excellent customer care skills to ensure patients come first.

Undertakes a range of delegated clinical care duties to deliver agreed plans of care, acting on own initiative.

To ensure that patients’ receive high quality clinical care and a good patient
experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.

Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individuals.

To act as an advocate for patients within the department, to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines.

Provides support and assistance to professionals in the implementation of plans of care for individual patients.

Assist with fluid and dietary needs of patients including completion of menu cards and recording intake and output of fluids and solids.

As directed to collect specimens from patients and to record routine observations of weight, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiratory rate. Report any abnormalities and concerns to a Registered Nurse.

Recognise when patients are in pain and discomfort and report to nurse in charge.

Under the direction of trained staff maintain and develop own skills including:

Monitoring and recording of vital signs to include blood pressure.

Recording of ECG.

Simple, aseptic dressings including removal of sutures, clips and venflons.

Oxygen Saturations.

To respond appropriately to clinical emergencies to ensure the patient receives appropriate care.

To assist the Registered Nurse with the safe handling and mobilisation of patients and when necessary to assist in the transportation of patients.

To chaperone patients to other clinical departments, following assessment by a registered nurse, to maintain patient safety.

Under the direction of the Healthcare Professional participate in the assessment, admission, discharge and handover of patients.

Provide reassurance, support to patients, carers and family.

Ensure own actions help to maintain quality.

To respond to patient requests for non-clinical information to improve

Establish and maintain communication with people on routine and operational matters.

To act always in a manner which, promotes positive working relationships and maintains the professional image of the Trust.

Understand and adhere to all Trust polices, guidelines and procedures in particular, Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Waste Management and Resuscitation policies to maintain a safe working environment for patients and staff.

4.2 Housekeeping and Clerical Duties

Assist in the organisation and running of the ward by undertaking housekeeping and clerical duties as appropriate.

To receive ward/department visitors in a hospitable manner to encourage good working relationships.

Assisting the nursing staff with admissions and discharge procedures and ensuring that follow up appointments are organised.

To carry out reception and clerical duties as required improving department efficiency.

To answer telephone calls, bleeps etc and to take messages informing appropriate persons of the call or bleep received.

To photocopy appropriate information to relevant disciplines.

Caring for patient’s property and clothing.

4.3 Health and Safety

Report and accidents or incidents to the nurse in charge and complete the
appropriate paperwork in line with Trust Policy.

Reporting and recording any potential hazards and equipment repairs.

Assist in the cleaning of clinical areas and equipment, ensuring that the area is clear of potential hazards, removing clinical waste and contaminated items to relevant collection areas.

To assist in the maintenance of a safe and clean clinical environment to reduce the risk of infection.

4.4 Infection Control

Accept personal responsibility and accountability for your infection prevention and control practice.

Ensure that you are familiar with, and comply with, all relevant policies.

Ensure that you receive mandatory updates in infection control.

4.5 Local Area Variation to Core Job Description

To complete competencies specific to the post.

This job description forms the basis of the healthcare assistants duties. You should be aware that there might be other specific assigned tasks relevant to a particular area of work.

The post holder is required to follow Trust policies and procedures which are regularly updated and abide by the Trust values.

Please see attached job description for full details

To apply for this job please visit www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk.