Job Title: Health Care Assistant (NHS ECG Service)
Pay Scale: £22,549 to £24,882 per annum
Hours: As per Contract of Employment
Responsible to: NHS ECG Nurse
Accountable to: Medical Director
The post holder will be responsible for working within our NHS service to fit and remove Holter ECG devices, and upload the data to our secure portal.
- Ensure that the ECG device is working appropriately, and has been appropriately cleaned from the previous patient
- Fit the Holter ECG or 12-lead ECG device to the patient
- See the patient again after the requisite amount of time and remove the Holter ECG Device (this may 24, 48 or 72 hours, 5 or 7 days after the device has been fitted)
- Upload the data to the secure site using the upload device
- Ensure that the ECG device has been cleaned appropriately in line with infection control procedures, and is ready for use on the next patient
- Work within all relevant service policies and procedural guidelines
- Maintain administration systems and workspace in a clean and tidy condition
- Work flexibly to meet the needs of the patient
- Develop own knowledge to meet own objectives and changes in service
- Operate a high standard of probity
- Operate to a high standard of patient care
Manage and Use Information
- Alert Operational Director to issues of quality and risk
- Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision
- Effectively manage own time, workload and resources
In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with and allow us to gather sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff respect their privacy and act appropriately.
In the performance of the duties outlined in this Job Description, the post holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers. They may also have access to information relating to the services business affairs. All such information is to be regarded as strictly confidential.
Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the service may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the service policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of sensitive data.
The post holder will be expected to comply with all aspects of the Data Protection Act.
Equality and Diversity
Edina Healthcare Ltd is committed to achieving equality of opportunity for all staff and for those who access services. You must work in accordance with equal opportunities policies and procedures and promote the equality and diversity agenda of the service.
Health and Safety
Each member of staff is responsible for ensuring that they carry out the duties of their post in accordance with all appropriate Health and Safety legislation, guidance and procedures and they do not, by any act or omission on their part, create a threat to the Health and Safety of any other person.
The post holder has responsibility for the timely and accurate creation, maintenance and storage of records in accordance with service policy, including email documents and with regard to the Data Protection Act, The Freedom of Information Act and any other relevant statutory requirements.
The post holder will be expected to participate in clinical governance activities to assist the service to provide high quality services.
Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infection
The post holder is expected to comply with Service Infection Control Policies and conduct themselves at all times in such a manner as to minimise the risk of healthcare-associated infection.
The service operates a “non-smoking” policy.
Policies and Procedures
Service employees and contracted staff are expected to follow service policies, procedures and guidance as well as professional standards and guidance.
Each member of staff is responsible for ensuring that any external interest they have does not conflict with the duties of their posts and they must disclose the external interest if this is likely to occur, or if they are in doubt about a possible conflict of interest.
Each member of staff has a statutory obligation to attend mandatory training. It is the responsibility of each member of staff to ensure that they comply with this legal requirement.
- The service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share its commitment
- All Directors, employed staff and contracted staff share this responsibility and should comply with current policies, undertaking the appropriate level of training for the role
- If employees have reason for concern that a patient is “at risk” they should escalate this to the Medical Director
|Education and Qualifications||Minimum of 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English (A)|
|Knowledge||Knowledge of care|
Knowledge of cardiology diagnostics
|Experience||Experience of working in a care environment||Understanding of basic health and social care terminology|
|Key Skills||Good communication skills|
Kindness and compassion
Highly effective organisational skills and ability to prioritise personal workload effectively
|Personal Attributes||Excellent communication and interpersonal skills|
Able to be flexible and adaptable
Positive attitude to change and service development
Able to work independently
Ability to keep calm under pressure and meet deadlines
|Other||Must have a full UK manual car licence|