Healthcare Assistant, Barlow Medical Centre, Manchester

We’re a large friendly training GP practice in the leafy suburb of Didsbury, Manchester looking for a permanent experienced Healthcare Assistant to join our team, hours negotiable.

Main duties of the job:

To provide safe, efficient healthcare to patients by providing services alongside the Medical, Nursing and Administrative teams.

To provide these services the HCA will be required to participate in all necessary training and updates with assessments of competency as required and follow Barlow Medical Centre’s policies and directives.

The HCA will only undertake services that are covered by the relevant insurances.

The HCA will deliver these services in clinics with timely appointments made as required.

All procedures and actions will be documented as required and any concerns will be escalated to appropriate management.

You will benefit from:

• A supportive working environment
• Full or part time hours
• 6 Weeks Annual Leave
• Full NHS pension
• Access to clinical mentoring and support

Primary Responsibilities:

To undertake phlebotomy for adults and some children as appropriate to training, experience and competency and send to the laboratory

To accurately measure Blood pressure with manual or automatic machines.

To measure temperature, pulse, peripheral oxygen levels, height, weight and BMI.

To check and send urine sample to the laboratory as needed and report to GP if abnormality found on a dip test.

To perform electrocardiography and ensure results are available for GP to review as needed

To actively ask and record patients smoking, alcohol and activity levels if required

To chaperone as requested.

Secondary / Administrative Responsibilities

To ensure the ordering of equipment when requested and the management of all clinical stock levels, rotation and ordering.

To collect specimen ready for collection by hospital courier.

To clean room/equipment used, according to cleaning schedule and record.

To participate in checking toilets for cleanliness and stock.

To ensure that the management of clinical waste and sharps bins is done safely and correctly.

To participate in checking emergency equipment daily, and resuscitation bag weekly.

To participate in checking fridge temperatures daily and weekly USB checks to ensure the cold chain is maintained. To report any cold chain breach immediately.

To attend and participate in nurse and practice meetings

To ensure that all mandatory training is up to date.

To escalate any significant events to a manager (good or bad) and complete a significant event form.

Other Duties – With Completion of Adequate Training:

Manage long-term condition annual reviews with appropriate training.

Injections – Influenza, Pneumonia and Vitamin B12 injection – HCA to attend external injection course and complete WMG competencies

NHS health checks

Part time and Full time available

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Part-time hours: 16-20 hours per week
Full-time 37.50 hours per week

Interview will be held on Tuesday 4th October 2022

Salary: Depending on experience

For more information about this job vacancy please contact Carol Harrison, Assistant Practice Manager, Barlow Medical Centre, carol.harrison3@nhs.net, 01614454440.

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Barlow Medical Centre, 828 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2RN (view map).

Closing date: 27/09/2022Job reference: HCA - BMC 2022Job type: PermanentStaff group: Medical & DentalJob location: ManchesterEmployer: Barlow Medical CentreSalary: Dependent on Experience