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Job summary

Main area
Diabetes
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
Job ref
390-MED-4266
Employer
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Basildon
Town
Basildon
Salary
£18,546 Per annum (Pro rata)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
26/09/2021 23:59

Employer heading

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust logo

Healthcare Assistant - Diabetes Foot Service

Band 2

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest trusts in the country, serving a population of 1.2 million people. Our newly formed Trust, comprising acute hospital sites at Broomfield in Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend,  is determined to provide the best health services for its local population. We are a well-led, high-performing and innovative organisation working in the best interests of the people we serve.

 

With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities.  

 

Our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

 

Patients will experience improved care as well as fewer delays and cancellations.  We are able to provide more once-in-a-lifetime specialist care region-wide. With our new trust size will come more opportunities for development, research, networking and innovation.

 

We  aim to make the most of our skills and experiences so we can become the best we can be. As one organisation we will recruit the finest and retain more specialist staff due to more employment opportunities across our Trust.

 

We will deliver safe and high-quality services and be an employer of choice for our workforce.

 

We are ‘one team, working together’.

 

Job overview

Work within a specific clinical area under the supervision of the Diabetes Foot Care Sister,
delivering essential nursing care to in-patients and out patients with Diabetic foot disease.
The post holder will work well within a team, be self-motivated, use their initiative when
necessary and undertake specific competency based tasks as part of the Diabetic Foot
Mutli-disciplinary team. 

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our passionate team in the diabetic foot clinic at Basildon hospital delivering essential nursing care and support to inpatients and outpatients with diabetic foot disease.

Working for our organisation

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest trusts in the country, serving a population of 1.2 million people. Our newly formed Trust, comprising acute hospital sites at Broomfield in Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend,  is determined to provide the best health services for its local population. We are a well-led, high-performing and innovative organisation working in the best interests of the people we serve.

With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities.

Our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

 ‘one team, working together’.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Work independently and under supervision
 Undertake assistant duties within the Diabetes Foot Service
 Provide support to consultants, surgeons, podiatrists, diabetes foot care sister and other
nursing staff in the diabetic foot service.
 Support Nurse Specialists in appropriate out-patient clinics
 Collect patient administration and clinical data, to support the Registered Nurse
 Provide routine clinical care for patients with diabetes foot disease
 Support with ward rounds
 Collate clinical information, such as blood results, ready for clinical review
 Treat patients with dignity, respect and discretion whilst maintaining their confidentiality at all
times
 Support the team with service developments and initiatives
 Support the team with various awareness campaigns
Clinical duties
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 Collecting clinical information from patient records
 Access digital systems for test results.
 To prepare the Diabetic Foot Clinic rooms for minor surgical procedures
 To attend to the personal needs of patients/clients
 To prepare the patient prior to a procedure
 To assist medical, surgical, podiatry and nursing staff during wound management, clinical
interventions and minor surgical procedures
 To carry out blood glucose monitoring and other patient observations.
 To monitor, record and report changes in the patient’s condition to supervising nurse.
 To recognise and report signs of distress e.g. pallor, sweating and signs of pain and report
changes in the patient’s condition to supervising nurse.
 To undertake other clinical duties as necessary e.g. making up trolleys, cleaning and
preparing areas before and after clinical procedures, dealing with spillage’s etc.
 Label samples under the supervision of Register Nurse
 Ensure samples are put in a designated place for transit to laboratory
 Ensure safe disposal of all sharps and surgical instruments sent to CSSD for appropriate
decontamination
 Record personally generated information documenting briefly and factually in
medical/nursing notes.
 Develop clinical knowledge in the field of diabetic foot disease and wound management.
 To escort patients to other departments in the hospital as and when is necessary
 After undertaking basic life support training, summon help and assist the qualified nurse or
doctor in an emergency situation.

Person specification

IT/admin skills

Essential criteria
  • Use of clinical systems
Desirable criteria
  • use of clinical systems

Work experience

Essential criteria
  • Years of experience
Desirable criteria
  • Years of experience
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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Sandra McSweeney
Job title
Lead Nurse-Diabetes
Email address
smcsweeney@nhs.net
Telephone number
01268 524900
Additional information

Alternative contact:

Phidelia Maseko, Diabetes Foot Care Sister.

phidelia.maseko1@nhs.net

01268 524900 ext 8492