Healthcare Assistant – Sheppey

Healthcare Assistant – Sheppey

Fixed Term (Maternity Cover)

37.5 hours a week

Message from Dr Ravi Gupta, Group Medical Director

Thank you for considering working with me and other members of the clinical team at DMC Healthcare.

This is an exciting role, as you will have the opportunity to work across the areas in Sheppey, Kent providing expert patient care. You will be supported by a talented ‘site’ team of other clinicians and administrative staff, as well as the wider DMC Head Office.

This is a role like no other as you will be integral part of the wider DMC team and the individual surgeries in shared learning sessions, MDTs and Practice Meetings. We have developed strong support networks across high-risk areas such as medicines management, clinical governance, safeguarding and business intelligence, so that you can focus on improving health outcomes by taking care of patients.

DMC has come a long way from a single practice in Dulwich to having dozens of employees nationwide across a number of specialties. Our surgeries are led locally and respond to the local needs of the population – we cater for young, urban populations as well as older populations in remote, rural areas, so you will be able to develop an unmatched breadth of expertise whilst working with us.

We are constantly working on service improvement and welcome your views on how to improve our systems and processes. If you’re interested in this challenge, please get in touch with our recruitment team for an informal conversation with me.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Ravi Gupta – Group Medical Director

  • Are you patient focused with good customer service experience?
  • Would you be happy to assist the clinician with minor surgical procedures?
  • Do you have experience in Health Care?

DMC healthcare is a successful and trusted provider of NHS services across England and Scotland with a team of passionate and helpful staff dedicated to giving patients the very best in care.

DMC are a successful and trusted provider of NHS services across England and Scotland. DMC Healthcare continue to see steady growth in the services we provide, and we have an opportunity for a Health Care Assistant to join the team.

This role is a fixed term – 12 months maternity cover contract working 37.5 hours a week at our Practice in Sheppey, Kent.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated, compassionate, approachable & skilled Health Care Assistant (HCA) to join our busy practice.

The individual must be a team player, have excellent communication skills, good time management skills and the ability to work under pressure. Experience specifically within GP and medical services is ideal however not essential as we want the right person for the post.

If that is you then we would welcome your application and look forward to meeting you in person.

More about the role:

The successful candidate will cover general practice HCA duties which would include being able to take and record such procedures as BP, smoking and smoking cessation, and taking bloods, flu (and other) vaccinations, B12 injections, health checks and helping with all other chronic condition monitoring e.g. diabetes, asthma, kidney disease and COPD – this list is not exhaustive. You will be working under the supervision of our clinical team within a friendly team in a modern, digital practice.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be trained in Phlebotomy with relevant experience.
  • You will have previous experience as an HCA
  • An understanding of the EMIS Web clinical system
  • You will have good customer service and communication skills
  • You will be empathetic to patients
  • You will be an independent team player passionate about delivering the highest levels of patient care

Main duties of the job

  • New patient health checks
  • NHS Health checks
  • Blood pressure, height and weight measurements
  • Phlebotomy
  • Ear Syringing
  • INR Monitoring using INR Star
  • ECGs and ABPM
  • Flu, B12 and Pneumococcal vaccinations
  • Chaperoning duties
  • Vaccine/cold chain storage, monitoring and recording
  • 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
  • Assisting with the collection and collation of data on needs related to health and well-being, and to enhance Practice QOF achievement

Organisational Arrangements:

  • Responsible & Accountable to: Senior Practice Manager

As part of the benefits package, you will be entitled to 20 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

As part of our employment process, you will be required to complete the appropriate level DBS check.

Equality and Diversity Statement

The company supports the principle of Equality and Diversity in employment wholeheartedly and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested, please apply for this post as soon as possible.

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