Apprentice Healthcare Assistant / Phlebotomist

Recruiter
Dr A Naky
Location
Willesborough Health Centre, Bentley Road, Ashford, TN24 0HZ
Salary
To be agreed upon appointment
Posted
26 Mar 2021
Closes
30 Apr 2021
Ref
VAC001693310
Specialism
Other
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
May
Duration
Permanent
Duties to include:
  • New patient health checks
  • ECG recording
  • Phlebotomy
  • Spirometry
  • Chaperoning duties
  • Processing and management of laboratory samples requested by GPs/nurses
  • Sterilising, cleansing and maintenance of surgical equipment
  • Vaccine/cold chain storage, monitoring and recording
  • Surgical equipment and vaccine re-stocking and stock rotation
  • Clearing and re-stocking consulting rooms
  • Preparing and maintaining environments and equipment before, during and after patient care interventions, including assisting GPs during the performance of minor operations
  • Assisting in the assessment and surveillance of patients' health and well-being
  • Undertaking specific clinical activities for named patients that have been delegated and taught specifically in relation to that individual
  • Helping to raise awareness of health and well-being and how it can be promoted
  • Assisting with the collection and collation of data on needs related to health and well-being

Confidentiality
  • In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately
  • In the performance of the duties outlined in this job description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential
  • Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data

Health & Safety

The post-holder will implement and lead on a full range of promotions. They will manage their own and others' health and safety and infection control as defined in the practice Health & Safety policy, the practice Handbook, the practice Infection Control policy and other published procedures. This will include (but will not be limited to):
  • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to practice guidelines
  • Awareness of national standards of infection control and cleanliness and regulatory / contractual / professional requirements, and good practice guidelines
  • Responsible for the correct and safe management of the specimens' process including collection, labelling, handling, use of correct and clean containers, storage and transport arrangements
  • Management and maintenance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the practice including provision, ordering, availability and ongoing correct usage by staff
  • Responsible for hand hygiene across the practice
  • Ownership of infection control and clinically based patient care protocols, and implementation of those protocols across the practice
  • Active observation of current working practices across the practice in relation to infection control, cleanliness and related activities, ensuring that procedures are followed, and weaknesses / training needs are identified, escalating issues as appropriate
  • Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks across clinical and patient process
  • Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills, and initiate and manage the training of others across the full range of infection control and patient processes
  • Monitoring practice facilities and equipment in relation to infection control, ensuring that provision of hand cleansing facilities, wipes etc are enough to ensure a good clinical working environment. Lack of facilities to be escalated as appropriate
  • Safe management of sharps procedures including training, use, storage and disposal
  • Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy, clean and sterile, and safe way, free from hazards. Initiation of remedial / corrective action where needed or escalation to responsible management
  • Actively identifying, reporting, and correction of health and safety hazards and infection hazards immediately when recognised
  • Keeping own work areas and general / patient areas generally clean, sterile, identifying issues and hazards / risks in relation to other work areas within the business, and assuming responsibility in the maintenance of general standards of cleanliness across the business in consultation (where appropriate) with other sector managers
  • Undertaking periodic infection control training (minimum twice annually)
  • Routine management of own team / team areas, and maintenance of work space standards
  • Waste management including collection, handling, segregation, container management, storage and collection
  • Spillage control procedures, management and training
  • Decontamination control procedures, management and training, and equipment maintenance
  • Maintenance of sterile environments
  • Demonstrate due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

Equality and diversity:

The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:
  • Acting in a way that recognizes the importance of people's rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with practice procedures and policies, and current legislation
  • Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues
  • Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their circumstances, feelings priorities and rights

Personal/Professional development:

The post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the practice as part of this employment, such training to include:
  • Participation in an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development
  • Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work

Quality:

The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the practice, and will:
  • Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk
  • Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the team's performance
  • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients' needs
  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources

Communication:

The post-holder should recognize the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:
  • Communicate effectively with other team members
  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers
  • Recognize people's needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly

Contribution to the implementation of services:

The post-holder will:
  • Apply practice policies, standards and guidance
  • Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work
  • Participate in audit where appropriate

Safeguarding:

Ashford Medical Partnership (the Practice) has Safeguarding processes and procedures in place to enable staff to confidentially report any concerns about another individuals practice or behaviour and/or organisational practice in relation to children and adults which may place them at risk or at harm".

For employees of the practice, failure to adhere to this policy and procedures could lead to dismissaland/or constitutegross misconduct.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organisational skills
  • Listening skills


Personal qualities

  • Interest in NHS Health & Social Care
  • Ability to deal with challenging and emotional
  • Caring and conscientious
  • Able to deal with people from all walks of life
  • Flexibility
  • Can do attitude
  • Can do physical work


Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalents maths and English
  • IT would be an advantage


Future prospects

Not stated.

Things to consider

Here's a link to GOV.UK regarding apprentice hourly rates of pay:
https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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