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279 University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

Healthcare Assistants – Surgery

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Healthcare Support Worker

New Year – New Career, this could be what you have been looking for!

I’m offering you a chance for opening a new chapter in your life. you could make a difference, learn new skills, and meet amazing people/patients. Joining our Trust will give you a wide range of opportunities to make somebody’s life better, but it will also transform your life.

Due to expanding our services, University Hospital Sussex has a variety of positions available for Healthcare Support Workers. Whether you have previous care experience or not, we will make you thrive in a busy hospital environment. We offer various carrier pathways, in-depth induction training, and continuous support throughout your journey with us. We have full-time and part-time positions are available, and also support flexible working.

Main responsibilities:

  • To assist patients to carry out personal care including meeting hygiene, nutrition, and continence needs.
  • To assist the patient to mobilize where appropriate.
  • Taking and recording of temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, height, and weight on instruction from the qualified nurse. Recording the results appropriately and reporting any abnormalities to the Nurse or Nurse in Charge.
  • Testing specimens and recording the results.
  • Under the supervision of a qualified nurse, support patients undergoing clinical procedures ensuring their comfort and safety
  • To restock departmental areas as required reporting any shortages to the NiC/Ward Manager.
  • To adhere to the policy for the Control of Infection.
  • To maintain the confidentiality of information about patients, staff, and other health service businesses.
  • To participate in quality assurance programs as required.
  • To participate in the promotion of a positive learning environment and to act as a role model at all times.
  • To be aware of and contribute to Clinical Governance arrangements/issues for area of work.
  • To participate in the promotion of a positive learning environment and to act as a role model at all times.
  • To be aware of and contribute to Clinical Governance arrangements/issues for area of work.

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, and you can be the change, better never stops.

At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, ambition, and values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organization, with hardworking, talented, and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our well-being program for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching, and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career, we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

No previous experience in care is necessary, however, you must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment, and a compassionate attitude toward working with patients

  • A commitment to completing all training including the Care Certificate if appropriate.

Desirable criteria

Healthcare-related NVQ, BTEC, or equivalent at Level 3

  • National Care Certificate
  • Maths and English GCSE passes at grade D or above.
  • Previous care experience

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