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Senior Care Worker

Senior Care Worker

Role Summary:

To support the practice nursing team in the delivery of nursing services, working as part of the practice multidisciplinary team, delivering care within their scope of practice to the entitled patient population. 
The healthcare assistant will deliver and assist clinical staff in the provision of treatment, preventative care, health promotion, and patient education.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Undertake new patient health checks
  • Support the practice nurse with health promotion programmes
  • Carry out baseline observations such as pulse oximetry, blood pressure, temperature, and pulse rate, recording findings accurately
  • Facilitate routine and 24-hour BP monitoring, advising patients accordingly
  • Undertake wound care, dressings, and other clinical tasks as required
  • Support the practice nurse with the management of chronic disease clinics
  • Carry out BMI checks as directed
  • Act as a chaperone as required
  • When trained, administer flu vaccinations
  • Ensure specimens are recorded and ready for onward transportation
  • Provide support during minor operations as required
  • Ensure all clinical rooms are adequately stocked and prepared for each session
  • Ensure fridges are cleaned routinely in accordance with extant guidance
  • Ensure clinical waste is removed from clinical areas and sharps bins are replaced in accordance with the practice IPC policy
  • Deliver opportunistic health promotion where appropriate

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • When trained, undertake venepuncture 
  • When trained, carry out ear irrigation under the supervision of the practice nurse 
  • Carry out ECGs as requested 
  • Participate in practice audit as directed by the adult lead 
  • Participate in local initiatives to enhance service delivery and patient care 
  • Support and participate in shared learning within the practice 
  • Complete opening and closing procedures in accordance with the duty rotation

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