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An excellent opportunity has arisen for a full time Band 3 Senior Health Care Assistant to work in the Southampton Dermatology Centre based at the Royal South Hants Hospital. The Southampton Dermatology Centre operates from 07.00 – 18.00 Monday to Friday, with some optional out of hours/ Saturday working. You will be assisting in the management of the smooth running of clinics within the Dermatology Department and Medical Outpatients Department and assisting the clinicians in our Day Case surgical rooms.

Main duties of the job

  • To work in a team of nursing staff and clinicians, ensuring high standards of care are developed and maintained within that team.

  • To give and receive regular reports on the progress of patients, immediately acting on any changes in the patients’ condition, and reporting them to the relevant health care professional.

  • To assist consultant surgeons in the day case surgery operating rooms

  • To facilitate the smooth running of various clinics and to chaperone patients when necessary.

  • To provide assistance to clinicians during clinics, taking photographs, observations, helping patients with undressing/dressing.

  • Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

    For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

    About us

    What we can offer you

    As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

    All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

    Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

    Date posted

    08 November 2022

    Pay scheme

    Agenda for change

    Band

    Band 3

    Salary

    £21,730 to £23,177 a year pa

    Contract

    Permanent

    Working pattern

    Part-time

    Reference number

    188-HCA263

    Job locations

    Royal South Hants Hospital

    Brintons Terrace

    Southampton

    SO14 0YG

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Your Responsibilities

    What youll do

    The Dermatology Department offers various services and clinics such as UVL treatment, phototesting, Botox, patch, 2 week skin cancer pathway, vulval clinics. Many of our clinics are nurse led such acne, topical treatments, allergy patch testing, mole mapping and wound clinics.

    The post holder will be responsible for assisting in some of these clinics and to chaperone patients. You will also run the admission and recovery area when there are Day Case surgical patients, take observations and providing aftercare information. You will also have the opportunity to provide assistance to the Dermatology Surgeons in the operating rooms.

    The post holder will also be responsible for providing care and advice to support and facilitate high quality, individualised care to patients and relatives. We also look after a small number of clinics for Medical Outpatients such as TB, Diabetes and Gastro and you will be assisting clinicians with observations, venesection and to facilitate the smooth running of these clinics.

    We are looking to recruit a Health Care Support worker who has a keen interest in working in the speciality of Dermatology. Previous experience is desirable however not essential as all the training required will provided.

    The post holder will work with the wider Dermatology team to support care and intervention. This post will include working in the admission and recovery areas and in the Medical Outpatient Department.

    What were looking for

  • We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will rise to the challenge of a busy day unit where no two days are the same.

  • You must be able to work well within a team as well as being able to work autonomously.

  • You will be able to keep detailed and accurate records.

  • You will be able to offer a flexible working pattern

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Your Responsibilities

    What youll do

    The Dermatology Department offers various services and clinics such as UVL treatment, phototesting, Botox, patch, 2 week skin cancer pathway, vulval clinics. Many of our clinics are nurse led such acne, topical treatments, allergy patch testing, mole mapping and wound clinics.

    The post holder will be responsible for assisting in some of these clinics and to chaperone patients. You will also run the admission and recovery area when there are Day Case surgical patients, take observations and providing aftercare information. You will also have the opportunity to provide assistance to the Dermatology Surgeons in the operating rooms.

    The post holder will also be responsible for providing care and advice to support and facilitate high quality, individualised care to patients and relatives. We also look after a small number of clinics for Medical Outpatients such as TB, Diabetes and Gastro and you will be assisting clinicians with observations, venesection and to facilitate the smooth running of these clinics.

    We are looking to recruit a Health Care Support worker who has a keen interest in working in the speciality of Dermatology. Previous experience is desirable however not essential as all the training required will provided.

    The post holder will work with the wider Dermatology team to support care and intervention. This post will include working in the admission and recovery areas and in the Medical Outpatient Department.

    What were looking for

  • We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will rise to the challenge of a busy day unit where no two days are the same.

  • You must be able to work well within a team as well as being able to work autonomously.

  • You will be able to keep detailed and accurate records.

  • You will be able to offer a flexible working pattern

  • Person Specification

    Qualifications / training required

    Essential

  • NVQ 3 in care, with acute units corresponding to speciality
  • Numeracy and literacy skills at level 1 &2 (or equivalent)
  • Desirable

  • Dementia Champion training
  • Venepuncture and cannulation training
  • ECG recording
  • Be willing to undertake extra acute units corresponding to speciality
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary

    Essential

  • Proven experience in a caring role.
  • Understanding of acute hospital environment and the role of SHCA.
  • Desirable

  • Acute hospital experience.
  • Previous HCA experience
  • Previous experience of working with the general public
  • Experience of using a computer.
  • Aptitudes and skills required

    Essential

  • Ability to communicate with wide range of people
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Special requirements of the post

    Desirable

  • Flexibility and adaptable to shift/work patterns
  • Values and behaviours

    Essential

  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Person Specification

    Qualifications / training required

    Essential

  • NVQ 3 in care, with acute units corresponding to speciality
  • Numeracy and literacy skills at level 1 &2 (or equivalent)
  • Desirable

  • Dementia Champion training
  • Venepuncture and cannulation training
  • ECG recording
  • Be willing to undertake extra acute units corresponding to speciality
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary

    Essential

  • Proven experience in a caring role.
  • Understanding of acute hospital environment and the role of SHCA.
  • Desirable

  • Acute hospital experience.
  • Previous HCA experience
  • Previous experience of working with the general public
  • Experience of using a computer.
  • Aptitudes and skills required

    Essential

  • Ability to communicate with wide range of people
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Special requirements of the post

    Desirable

  • Flexibility and adaptable to shift/work patterns
  • Values and behaviours

    Essential

  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • 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.

    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

    Additional information

    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.

    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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