CARER / HCA (Full Time)

Location
England, Shropshire, Shrewsbury
Salary
£19217.00 - £22458.00 per annum
Posted
11 Apr 2017
Closes
25 Apr 2017
Ref
SMJ 280
Contact
Medical Team
Field of practice
Care of Older People
Sector
Care home
Contract Type
Permanent
Grade
Band 4
Hours
Full Time

Nr SHREWSBURY SHROPSHIRE
HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT (Full-Time)
Salary within NHS Band 4, dependent on skills, experience and qualifications.

Our client is one of England's premier co-educational international boarding schools for pupils between the ages of 13 -19. Set in 77 acres of Shropshire parkland, the College combines outstanding facilities with first-rate academic performance.

They are seeking an HCA to assist the Nursing team in promoting health and wellbeing and providing the highest possible standard of medical and pastoral care for their students, working full-time weekdays.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or foundation degree (or equivalent) in health care. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to, communicate with and care for young people of all nationalities and religions are essential. Previous experience of a boarding school environment or caring for children would be desirable.

This is a vibrant community striving to achieve the highest standards possible in all areas. This vacancy provides an opportunity for an experienced candidate to contribute to the future success of the College.

Main Duties/Tasks include:
· assisting College nurses in attending to students who are sick in their boarding houses;
· arranging and delivering meals to sick students in their boarding houses or in the medical rooms;
· liaising with the SIMS Administrator regarding sick students' absence from Saturday tests;
· undertaking new student medicals, under the direction of the College nurses;
· assisting in special and seasonal projects in liaison with the College nurses (for example, the flu vaccine);
· consistently and accurately maintaining the medical database and written records together with undertaking such other administrative duties as assigned by the College nurses;
· accident/incident reporting, ensuring the relevant forms are completed and passed to the Health and Safety Officer;
· arranging and coordinating checks/appointments for students at the local surgery, hospital and dentists, including organising the transport of students;
· developing and maintaining material for the provision of health education in the College;
· checking first aid kits throughout the campus;
· assisting College nurses with the purchasing/stock control of medical supplies;
· attending training courses to update skills and knowledge, as required;
· complying with policies and procedures, including those relating to safeguarding and child protection, health and safety, welfare, smoking in the workplace, security, confidentiality and data protection, and reporting any concerns.

Skills/Experience:
· at least two years' experience working as a health care assistant
· excellent interpersonal skills
· proven ability to relate to and care for young people
· proven organisational and administrative skills
· good IT skills

Personal Attributes:
· team player
· confident
· empathetic
· calm
· flexible

Salary
Within NHS Band 4 pro-rata based on a nursing year of 50 weeks, which includes paid holiday entitlement.
Working Hours
8am - 5pm Monday to Friday
Holiday Entitlement
Paid annual holiday entitlement is 5.6 working weeks (including public holidays), which must be taken during normal College holidays. Some public holidays are classed as normal working days.
Attendance is required in all weeks when there are students on campus and pre and post official College holidays to ensure department readiness/completion of administrative responsibilities