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Band 3
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Rotational days, nights, weekends and bank holidays)
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Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum
Salary period
07/07/2022 23:59

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Healthcare Assistant - Gastro (Ward 11)

Band 3

Job overview

Ward 11 is a 26 bedded Gastroenterology Ward . Your role as a band 3 healthcare assistant would be working under the supervision of a registered nurse assisting the Ward / Department team in providing the highest possible standard of care for patients and their families/carer.

The post holder will undertake a range of tasks and duties as delegated by a registered nurse.

Main duties of the job

Promotes effective communication within the multi-disciplinary team and takes measures to overcome communication difficulties

Contributes to the management of aggressive and abusive behaviour

General bed making/making up of clean beds in readiness for new admissions, and operation beds. (Refer to policy for the care of mattresses and beds).

Clear and clean vacated bed spaces and prepare ready for use according to the ward/unit protocol.

Prepare used linen bags for collection by Porters and ensure adequate supply of linen bags/skips ready for use.

Assist in maintaining a clean and safe environment in all areas.

Safe disposal of clinical waste and sharps as per Trust policy

Be familiar with Trust policy and procedure for reporting clinical incidents, reporting of incidents if they occur.

Attend to the needs of visitors and patients particularly those who may be distressed or bereaved.

Care for patients property, including valuables, in accordance with Trust policy.

Obtain demographic details and social history from patients/visitors to assist in the admission process.

Provide support and assistance to new and junior members of staff.

Working for our organisation

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Participates in all aspects of patient care with particular attention to personal hygiene and grooming.

Provision of patients toileting needs, ensuring privacy and dignity is maintained.

Support of patients in managing incontinence and promotion of continence.

The recording of a patient’s fluid intake and output using fluid balance charts.

Preparation and serving of patient’s meals, drinks and snacks. Assisting / feeding patients as necessary.

The recording of patient’s dietary intake when indicated in the patient’s plan of care.

Enable patients to maintain/improve their mobility by use of exercise and mobility appliances.

Assist in the prevention of pressure sore development as directed by the Registered nurse in conjunction with the patient’s plan of care

Carry out any movement and handling within the safe practice guidelines from your mandatory training and in relation to the patient’s manual handling plan.

Obtaining specimens from patients for ward or laboratory testing.

Removal of cannulas, catheters and nasogastric tubes

Undertake the dressing of non-complex wounds (in accordance with identified competencies and in conjunction with the plan of care)

Naso-gastric/PEG feeding once the tube has been passed and checked by a registered professional

Prepare and maintain environments for clinical treatments and investigations

Prepare patients for treatments, investigations or procedures including offering support, answering questions appropriate to own knowledge/experience and assisting in recovery

Collection of Blood products from laboratory as requested

Chaperoning and escorting patients to clinical departments within the hospital and to other hospitals for investigations.

Assist Registered Nurse in performing last offices.

General and clinical observations of patients, reporting anything untoward to Registered Nursing Staff, to include:
 - Recording of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respiration rate
 - Oxygen saturation monitoring
 - Recording of peak flow

Undertake blood glucose monitoring and venepuncture upon the direction of the registered nurse

For further information, please refer to the attached job description and person specification

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates a willingness & capability to undertake NVQ level 3


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable experience in hospital setting working at NVQ level 2


Essential criteria
  • Reputation for high standard of patient care

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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

Ged McGinty
Job title
Ward Manager
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Telephone number
0151 529 3510