Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Job Description

We have several exciting permanent opportunities at the Basildon site of Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust for Health Care Assistants.

The job requires someone that exudes our Trust Values: Excellent, Compassionate and Respectful. Although experience is not necessary for this role as full training is provided, having worked in care, or provided care would be advantageous to the role.

If you are interested in starting a Career in Care, please apply today! Interviews will take place on Saturday 10th June

The Health Care assistant will function as part of the multi-disciplinary team within the ward or department to provide a seamless service & high-quality care to patients under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse. The HCA is expected to undertake care to meet the needs of the patients under the supervision of a qualified nurse, working within the Trust’s policies and procedures and the philosophy of the ward. Being able to work as part of a team is essential to the role.

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust encourages our Health Care Assistants to continually develop their own capabilities and knowledge of nursing tasks in line with the Trust’s career pathways

These posts require you to commit to Shift work which will include, weekends, Bank holidays and nights. In general, our day shifts start at 7:00 and finish at 19:30. Night shifts start at 19:00 and finish at 7:30 (some wards may differ slightly). Shift Rota are planned 4-8 weeks in advance.

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook – if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Full list of duties can be found in the attached Job Description

At all times maintain the dignity and respect of patients

Assist in the admission process by accurately recording patient’s demographic details

To assist patients with personal and oral hygiene as instructed

To assist patients with eating and drinking

Monitoring and accurate recording of dietary and fluid intake appropriately reporting any abnormalities to the nurse in charge

Enable patients to access appropriate toilet facilities, collecting and disposing of body waste

Testing blood sugars, urine and stool specimens & accurately record results

Removal of male/female indwelling urethral catheters

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