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Band 3 Health Care Support Worker

Employer
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£16.02 an hour The rate is just the day rate, as the role is Monday to Friday
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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We have a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated healthcare support worker with an interest in paediatrics to join our forward thinking and friendly Childrens Allergy department. This post will be based at St Marys Hospital, to support the clinical delivery of the Food Allergy service.

You will have the opportunity to work as part of the Childrens Allergy team.

You will be required to have excellent communication, administrative, organisational and interpersonal skills to support the departments paediatric allergy service.

The role of the healthcare support worker will work as part of the Childrens Allergy team providing care to children and families and carers with allergic conditions. This will include clinical duties, administrative support and preparation of foods as part of our oral food challenge service. The duties will be supervised by a qualified member of the team.

Main duties of the job

- Skin prick testing

- Application of topical skin treatments

- Patient education for the use of Adrenaline Auto Injectors, Inhaler devices, intranasal steroids, topical skin treatments

- Oral food challenge, supervised feed and low risk drug challenges assess patients fit for procedure, monitoring during and following procedure including providing discharge information

- Weigh, measure and prepare doses of foods for oral food challenge and skin prick tests

- Venepuncture and phlebotomy

About us

In 2018, Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College London stated their intent to collaborate on the development of an integrated care system for paediatric services spanning West London.

West London Childrens Healthcare will unite paediatric services from across West London together into hubs that link closely together to support clinical care provision, research, education and training. The hubs will be networked with referral hospitals and primary care networks to optimise local care wherever possible for children whatever complex healthcare needs they have and to facilitate a population health approach.

Over 1500 staff across 4 hospital sites with a bed base of 296 will come together to deliver �100m+ paediatric services providing over 115,000 outpatient attendances and 16,000 elective procedures annually, with the aim of improving the health and well-being of the almost half a million children and young people who live in west London.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We have a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated healthcare support worker with an interest in paediatrics to join our forward thinking and friendly Childrens Allergy department. This post will be based at St Marys Hospital, to support the clinical delivery of the Food Allergy service.

You will have the opportunity to work as part of the Childrens Allergy team.

You will be required to have excellent communication, administrative, organisational and interpersonal skills to support the departments paediatric allergy service.

The role of the healthcare support worker will work as part of the Childrens Allergy team providing care to children and families and carers with allergic conditions. This will include clinical duties, administrative support and preparation of foods as part of our oral food challenge service. The duties will be supervised by a qualified member of the team.

To join us in providing our patients with the best possible experience and care, you must have good written and verbal communication skills and be able to work as part of a team. You will be given all the support and training you need to develop the skills needed to look after our patients.

Person Specification

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Skills & Abilities
  • The ability to be kind and compassionate, including when working under pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good team working
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to adapt to changing environment
  • Experience working with computers including key board and data entry skills
  • Approachable, caring, kind and honest
  • Calm under pressure
  • PunctualClinical skills e.g. phlebotomy
  • Interview/Assessment


Desirable

  • Clinical skills e.g. phlebotomy


Qualifications

Essential

  • Literacy and numeracy in spoken and written English to an appropriate standard to fulfil the job requirements (Adult Basic Skills Literacy L2, Numeracy L1)
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


Desirable

  • NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care


Experience

Essential

  • Customer care and customer service experience
  • Experience of working within the boundaries of Health & Safety Policies.
  • Ability to demonstrate clear insight into the role of a health care support worker
  • Interest in food and nutrition


Desirable

  • Previous experience in health or social care setting
  • Previous experience of food preparation and/or oral food challenges
  • Food hygiene certificate


Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

The Bays

S Wharf Road

London

W2 1NY

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C9290-24-1038

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