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University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Senior Health Care Assistant

Full Job Description

The Surgical Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) is an established service delivering care to suitable emergency surgical patients. The service currently operates Monday to Fridays between the hours of 08.00 to 20.00. In line with Organisational redesign the service will operate additionally on Saturday and Sundays 08.00-16.00 on completing the recruitment of the successful candidates. The successful candidate will be required to work 2 weekends in a month to increase footprint of SDEC activities with the merging.

We work closely with the Surgical on-call team, to ensure the emergency surgical patients journey is of the highest quality care.

The main aim of the service is to rapidly assess, diagnose and treat emergency surgical patients within the same day, improving their patient journey and increasing bed capacity and patient flow within the hospital. At present we discharge up to 80% of the patients through surgical SDEC, they may require further treatment , however this is achieved by patients returning the following day and therefore not requiring a hospital stay.

To work as part of a multidisciplinary team assisting with patient care and
other departmental-related duties as directed by a Registered Nurse or
Registered Midwife to ensure kind, safe, and compassionate care for

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

To work in partnership with the Registered Nurses and MDT in delivering care to patients

  • Admit patients
  • On-going care and observation of patients on department
  • Organise and assist in the transfer of patients for diagnostics and or in patient ward moves
  • Perform clinical observations, document and report to RN.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

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