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Healthcare Support Workers

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
South East
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Job Description:

Here at Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust, we have so much to be proud of where our number one priority is caring for our patients. Health Care Support Workers (HCSW) are essential to the everyday care of patients at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust The HCSW role is rewarding, It’s the kind of job where you’ll need to be organised, adaptable, resilient and hardworking, with great prioritisation skills, good observation, great empathic skills and the ability to overcome challenges. You’ll need to be willing to be hands-on with patients. You’ll start your career with us by following an in-depth induction process that will enable to complete your Care Certificate, find your feet within the organisation, and quickly feel like part of our team We are looking for individuals that are either new to Health and Social Care, or experienced support workers who want to bring their skills to an acute hospital environment and truly want to have a direct impact on helping our patients. Working with us you will witness first-hand the outcome of your caring nature and efforts which will make a fantastic positive impact on our hospital. We currently have HCSW vacancies both within the Queen Alexandra site and our external sites. We can offer a variety of working patterns and will provide you with incredible benefits including a generous pension, 27 days holiday allowance with access to great discount schemes, along with a great wellbeing package. Variety of working patterns which attract shift allowances. The shifts can include: Early 07:30 - 15:30 Late 12:00 - 20:00 Long 07:30 - 20:00 Nights 19:30 - 08:00 If you’re the kind of person who always puts patients first, is always looking to improve and is a team player, we’d love to hear from you Under the supervision of registered health care professionals, you will be assisting the team with the provision of clinical care for a defined group of patients. In addition, you will take all possible steps to safeguard the welfare, safety and security of patients, visitors and staff. Your main day-to day duties You will fully utilise your caring nature by providing care to patients which will include maintaining their personal hygiene, which will include sometimes working with bodily fluids and providing physical comfort ensuring that their privacy and dignity is always maintained. Washing and dressing patients • Serving meals and helping to feed patients • Helping patients to safely move around • Assisting with bed making and cleaning tasks • Monitoring and reporting patients’ conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respirations and weight measurements • Recording and reporting information onto patient administration systems in written and electronic format and other administrative duties to assist the team. You will ensure patient experience is positive by treating all patients, relatives and colleagues in accordance with Trust values.

Why work for
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Here at Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust, we have so much to be proud of where our number one priority is caring for our patients.

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