Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Healthcare Assistant to come and work within our Community Paediatrics Team at Shooters Hill. This is a new role which will be working alongside our established Medical Doctors. We are adding a Nursing perspective to enhance the Team and branch out into new ways of working. This role will be about making the experience for the children and young people in our care a positive one and you will be able to develop the role alongside the new Advanced Practice Nurse. To complete physical health observations, such as height, weight and blood pressure To be a chaperone during Child Protection Medical appointments. To support families with sleep behaviour advice An effective communicator, observer & listener Understand the need for and maintaining patient confidentiality at all times Adhere to all organisational, policies, procedures and guidelines Ensure good working relationships with patients, carers, relatives, other professionals and the public An understanding of and demonstrate use of clinical supervision to reflect upon and modify practice Behave at all times in a professionally acceptable manner To be aware that there may exposure to bodily fluids as part of the role Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children’s centres, schools and people’s homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people. Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values: We’re Kind We’re Fair We Listen We Care The Healthcare Assistant role will sit in the Community Paediatric Team and will support the Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Doctors to assess Children and Young People as part of their physical health assessment. The post holder will provide a person-centred approach to providing care and support to the patients who use the Community Paediatric Service. They will assist in the delivery of high-quality nursing care under the supervision of a registered nurse or Doctor.