Senior Healthcare Assistant - NELFT Senior Healthcare Assistant - NELFT

Senior Healthcare Assistant

Reference: 395-EA426-22A

Band: NHS AfC: Band 3

Location: Craylands HC

Closing Date: 19/08/2022

• Work alone at times in the clinical environment and in the community, under the direction of the registered nurse/Senior STR worker and always with access to support and supervision.
• Modify intervention as needed depending on risk assessment, the situation and own skills and knowledge. Refer back to the registered nurse/Senior STR Worker for support and advice ensuring that they are aware of any modifications made.
• Support patients by identifying early signs of relapse and alert appropriate staff involved in the patients care.
• Provide support with regards to daily living, including self-care.
• Inform patients of facts using empathy, understanding and reassurance, adjusting communication style to the needs of the patient. This includes promoting and upholding the rights and diversity of individuals.
• Deal calmly and professionally with direct/indirect exposure to angry or distressed patients or highly distressing or emotional information (e.g. complaints and serious incidents) about services and staff performance.
• Demonstrate an understanding of nursing and apply this using specific knowledge and skills.
• Develop knowledge of nursing techniques and clinical skills, using competency frameworks as appropriate to the setting, and to patients with a wide range of conditions.

• Understand and apply the eligibility criteria for services and adhere to organisational standards of practice

• Order equipment & resources as agreed or directed by the registered nurse

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