Band 2 Clinical Support Worker vacanciesavailable on J48. The Ward is an Adult Haemodialysis Unit providing maintenancehaemodialysis for patients with chronic renal failure. The Ward also providesacute haemodialysis including an outreach haemodialysis service at the LeedsGeneral Infirmary, alongside providing haemodialysis day-case facilities forassessment and treatment. You will be providing high quality care under thesupervision of a qualified nurse, assisting chronic renal patients with theirdialysis treatment. You will also be required to assist in the ordering of wardstock and general housekeeping duties. Full-time/part-time hours availablePlease contact Senior Sister Laura Traviss on 0113 2069148.
Main duties of the job
The jobholder will be actively involved inproviding direct and indirect compassionate care for patients in support of themultidisciplinary team. The jobholder will undertake a range of delegatedclinical patient care duties and can be expected to work under direct or indirectsupervision by a registered practitioner. The jobholder will assist in theoverall implementation and evaluation of care as part of the multi professionalteam. The jobholder is expected to plan, implement, deliver and maintain highstandards of patient care. The jobholder will be skilled in taking appropriateaction(s) and acting on own initiative to achieve the planned outcome. Thejobholder will contribute to the maintenance of an environment for effectivecare. The jobholder will be expected to lead a team of clinical support workersand apprentice clinical support workers
TheLeeds Renal Services lies within the Abdominal Medicine Surgery (AMS) ClinicalService unit at Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust. The renal service receivesreferrals for adults for the management and treatment of disorders of thekidney. The spectrum of disease ranges from mild disorders to life threateningconditions. All the renal consultants see patients with general nephrologicalproblems and, in addition, have their own special interests. The main renalunit is at St James’s University Hospital, where inpatient, outpatient,pre-dialysis, haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplantation servicesare provided. Nurse-led outpatient clinics also take place at St James’s. Thesub-regional kidney transplant service for West, East and North Yorkshire islocated at St James’s University Hospital. Thank you for considering yourcareer with us in Renal Services, Abdominal Medicine & Surgery at Leeds TeachingHospitals NHS Trust.
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17 November 2023
Agenda for change
£22,383 a year
St. James’s University Hospital
JOB DETAILS Job Title: Clinical Support Worker (Nursing) Reports to: Senior Sister or Charge Nurse Accountable to: Matron Band: Band 2 Unit/Department: J48 Directorate: Abdominal Medicine and Surgery Location J48 AfC Job No: 2050f 2. JOB PURPOSE The jobholder will be actively involved in providing direct and indirect compassionate care for patients in support of and supervised by a registered practitioner. The jobholder will assist in the overall implementation of care as part of the multi professional team. The jobholder is expected to deliver and maintain high standards of acute and planned care. The jobholder will be skilled in taking appropriate action(s) to achieve the planned outcome. The jobholder will contribute to the maintenance of an environment for effective care. The jobholder will be expected to practice in accordance with Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust (LTHT) policies, guidelines, standards and statutory requirements and operate within the Knowledge and Skills framework (KSF) and defined competency boundaries
3. JOB DIMENSIONS The jobholder will work within a ward or clinical department. 4. ORGANISATIONAL CHART 5. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Qualifications NVQ 2 in Health and Social care, Level 2 Diploma in Healthcare Support, or equivalent health care related qualification – It may be necessary to complete additional modules within the first 12 months of employment to comply with Trust core module requirements The Care Certificate or in the absence of this the jobholder must successfully attain the Care Certificate within the first 3 months of employment. Internal applicants only in the absence of a relevant level 2 healthcare qualification – Experience within a Band 2 CSW post OR experience of providing care in a professional or personal capacity Basic Maths and English Level 1 (GCSE 1-9 (A*-G)) or equivalent or a Level 1 pass in LTHT literacy and numeracy assessment Experience Substantial experience of working within a healthcare setting delivering clinical and or personal care (Internal Candidates please see guidance on the above qualification section) Training Commitment to undergo training and education as required within the role It may be necessary to complete level 3 modules to meet service needs Special Knowledge Insight into role and responsibilities of post Basic IT skills Disposition / Attitude Good interpersonal skills Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team Patient focused Positive, compassionate and caring attitude Courageous Motivated Practical Skills Effectively communicate with patients, their families and or carers and members of the multidisciplinary team Competent in written and verbal communication skills
Competent in the use of information technology Able to accept delegation and work without direct supervision although supervision will always be available 6. THE LEEDS WAY VALUES Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are: Patient-centered Collaborative Fair Accountable Empowered All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values Additionally the following are core values which relate specifically to this post: Respect the contribution of all members within the team and the importance of working together to provide quality and safe patient care. Commitment to contributing to a quality service in an efficient and effective manner. Commitment to ensuring each person is entitled to respect, dignity, equal and human rights. Recognises the importance of confidentiality. Commitment to support, uphold and demonstrate the core values and behaviours of LTHT 7. CORE BEHAVIOURS AND SKILLS Personal – Caring Compassionate Motivated Courageous Communication – Literacy (Level 1 standard) Numeracy (Level 1 standard) Verbal, non-verbal Responsibility to others- Reliable Trustworthy Adaptable Safety Care of environment Moving and handling Fire and evacuation 8. CORE KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING Principles of infection control Customer relations Maintaining a safe environment Emergency procedures Equality and diversity
9. PRINCIPAL DUTIES & AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY Communication and Working Relationship Establish and maintain effective communication with patients, families and carers Develop and maintain appropriate relationships, communication and teamwork with members of the multi-disciplinary team within the ward and or department Assist in the welcome and reception of patients into the clinical area Demonstrate a variety of communication skills with patients who may have communication needs and difficulties confusion, dementia or other linguistic issues Communicate effectively with all health, social care providers, voluntary sectors and emergency services Maintain clear, concise and legible documentation adhering to standards in accordance with trust policies and guidance Ensure compliance with Trust policies and procedures regarding confidentiality of data and data security Communicate with colleagues and members of the multi-disciplinary team clearly and effectively in written, verbal and electronic format (this may include accessing and updating patient records on central databases or electronic systems). Occasionally participates in and contribute to local audits ( hand hygiene audit) Escalate concerns with regards to patients physical or psychological needs, or changes in their clinical condition to a registered practitioner within appropriate time frames Effective use of communication skills when responding to patients, relatives or carers concerns and complaints, contributing to the ward, unit or department team action plan to achieve local resolution. Clinical activities to be undertaken under the direction and supervision of a registered practitioner Provide and deliver a high standard of compassionate personal care recognising and meeting the specific needs of the patients Following training and assessment, competently undertake agreed clinical tasks relevant to the post and clinical area Acknowledge any limitations of competence in accepting care activities outside agreed limitations and inform a registered practitioner Assist in planning, implementation and evaluation of individual programmes of care for patients Document interventions performed and care delivered, ensuring that the record is countersigned by a registered practitioner Assist in the recording of fluid balance, reporting discrepancies to a registered practitioner. Assist the patient with all aspects of their personal hygiene. Assist in the safe moving and handling of all patients utilising appropriate equipment. Assist the patient with their elimination needs; including bowel and urinary catheter care. Provide care for patients with reduced mobility; to include skin integrity, pressure area care and measurement/application of anti-embolic stockings Assist in ensuring patients nutritional needs are met. Carry out clinical observations on patients, recording and reporting abnormalities and changes in patients condition to the registered practitioner Utilise early warning score indicators ( NEWS) to recognise any patient deterioration and or sudden change in condition, reporting immediately to a registered practitioner.
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