Southend on Sea
Southend East Primary Care Network
band 3
Clinical Support
About The Role
We are looking to welcome an experienced Healthcare Assistant into our practice to support our nursing team.
Working under the direct supervision of the Senior Practice Nurse and strictly in accordance with specific practice guidelines and protocols, you will assist the clinical team in the provision and delivery of prescribed programmes of patient care.
You will be able to apply your clinical skills and knowledge to carry out high quality practice within designated clinical areas such as:
  • wound care, venepuncture, phlebotomy checks and administering of medicines and vaccines;
  • new patient health checks;
  • re-stocking and stock rotation of surgical equipment and vaccines; 
  • clearing and re-stocking consulting rooms;
  • preparing and maintaining environments and equipment before, during and after patient care interventions including assisting GPs during the performance of minor operations;
  • providing valuable health promotion and education for service users, their families and carers;
The role will offer you the opportunity to build on your experience, skills and competence of working effectively within a multidisciplinary healthcare team as you will work alongside fellow professionals within the practice in support of one another.
About The Candidate
If you are a qualified and experienced Healthcare Assistant looking for a fresh and exciting new career, we would love to hear from you.
You will have the following skills and qualifications:
  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent;
  • Ideally a qualification in Phlebotomy/Venepuncture;
  • Strong clinical skills;
  • Confidence and competence in all HCA duties required for the post;
  • Experience within Primary Care and/or Healthcare setting;
  • Excellent patient-facing communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Consistently confidential manner as well as a compassionate and respectful approach, placing a high value on the dignity of patients, relatives, carers and colleagues;
  • Ability to work independently and determine own workload priorities as well as working as part of a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
About the Surgery
We are a newly established Primary care networkserving a patient population of around 37000. As part of the collaboration between Public Health and primary care; The new staff member will be competent and enthusiastic about health promotion and lifestyle change and are experienced in motivational interviewing. PCNs will identify patients for the extended QOF targets and develop a planned call and recall to ensure targets are met at a PCN level.

We operate on SystemOne clinical system and a template will be provided by Public Health to be used for this role.

Supporting your work life balance and professional development is important to us so we will be happy to discuss any requirements for flexible working as well as offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Supportive and friendly environment
  • Flexible working hours if appropriate
  • Peer support
  • CPD Support with training and development
  • Extra pay for holiday cover
  • 20 Days Holiday (pro rata) + Bank Holidays
  • NHS Pension
  • Study leave
  • Free on-site parking
  • Maternity and discretionary sick pay

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

Please note this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.