Location

Willesborough


Working Week / Hours

20 Hour week Flexible


Job Reference

Paed ASHHCA


Annual Leave

25 days a year pro rata plus bank holidays


Closing Date

08-Sep-19


 

One Healthcare Partners Ltd

Paediatric Healthcare Assistant

Paediatric Healthcare Assistant

At One Healthcare, we are very proud of the exceptional level of service we deliver and the way we look after our team. We are always on the lookout for exceptional people who can connect with our culture and values to help us write the next chapter of the One Healthcare Group story. If you relish a challenge and want to work in an industry leading facility with like-minded individuals, One Healthcare is right for you.

One Ashford Hospital, Kent is looking for a high level Paediatric Healthcare Assistant. The role is part time, 20 hours per week. Experience in paediatrics is essential.

Paediatric Healthcare Assistant

To assist the qualified paediatric nurses to care for children across all areas of the hospital including pre-assessment, day surgery and outpatients in line with national guidelines, hospital policies and best practice standards.

To oversee, along with the Lead Paediatric Nurse, play and distraction for children in hospital and support children in this capacity when undergoing surgery.

This role will also include some administrative duties.

Competent in phlebotomy for children and young people.

Work with the paediatric team to develop the service and enhance the care we provide to Children and Young People.

Hours

  • 20 hours per week, across a rotational six day shift pattern including evenings. Flexibility required.

Qualifications

  • Minimum G.C.S.E. education or equivalent
  • NVQ Level 2/3 in Health & Social Care, Care Certificate or equivalent preferred

Experience

  • Ability to learn and develop
  • Experience working with children in healthcare setting

Skills

  • Paediatric competencies for height, weight and vital signs
  • Caring, patient and customer focused
  • Experience in computer skills using MS Office Suite
  • Comprehensive written and verbal communication skills
  • Paediatric phlebotomy
  • Enthusiasm for cross functional working within different departments

Desirables

  • Competence in the following areas: paediatric phlebotomy.
  • Play/ distraction therapy experience.

Support paediatric nurses in the implementation of an agreed plan of care with the patient

Help promote and maintain a caring, supportive family centred environment focused on meeting the needs of the patient/relatives/carer, working collaboratively with other departments to achieve this

Look after the physical comfort of patients, for example helping them with activities of daily living.

Take basic observations such as blood pressure and temperature, height and weight, utilising the paediatric early warning score system as per hospital policy and escalate appropriately to the trained nurse

Listen and talk to patients, helping them to feel supported and safe

Assist with keeping the department clean and tidy, for example cleaning of equipment, adhering to infection prevention and control policy and hospital procedures at all times

Keep supplies and equipment in order, assisting in the maintenance of stock levels

Maintain contemporaneous patient records including patient pathways and the relevant IT reporting systems are up-to-date and accurate ensuring countersigned by a trained nurse.

Chaperone when required

Deal with any patient/relative complaints at the time if possible however escalate to appropriate member of staff if need be

Report complaints, compliments and untoward incidents via Datix as per hospital policy

Take a lead in overseeing play and distraction techniques available in the hospital setting and support children in this way when undergoing day surgery.