Nursing Assistant/ Phlebotomist
Band 2 Nursing Assistant/Phlebotomist
Oncology & Haematology Outpatients, Churchill Hospital, Oxford
Come and join our fantastic team!
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has a rich tradition of developing nursing and midwifery practice and of delivering excellence in patient care. Whilst proud of the heritage, the focus is the future and
central to the vision is providing evidence-based individualised care to the people cared for within the Trust.
The role of Nursing Assistant is highly valued within the Trust. There is a clear career pathway for those wishing to develop beyond that of a Foundation Nursing Assistant to a Senior Nursing Assistant. In addition there are further opportunities to progress into Nursing as a Nursing Associate or into Nurse training as part of the Trust’s secondment scheme.
We would highly recommend that you contact us to see what we can offer you.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for enthusiastic and hardworking individuals to join our team in the Cancer & Haematology Outpatient Department at the Churchill Hospital as Nursing Assistants/Phlebotomists. This is a very busy department with face to face, telephone or video consultations taking place for around 300 patients a day and is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, with occasional evening and weekend shifts.
The overall aims of this role are to provide a high quality service to patients and to support the smooth running of clinics in the outpatient department. The role involves assisting doctors and specialist nurses in clinic, chaperoning patients during consultations and taking blood tests (phlebotomy) and other laboratory samples. The team of Nursing Assistant/Phlebotomists are also responsible for ensuring a high standard of cleanliness is maintained throughout the department and that all equipment is stocked and available for each clinic.
Applicants should have excellent communication skills, with a caring approach and be a committed team player aiming to establish a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere for patients, visitors and staff. The role is supervised by registered nurses and clearly linked to Care Certificate competencies that require completion within a pre-arranged time frame. Training on the electronic patient record will be given but a basic level of computer skill is required
Closing date and time: 27th June 2022, 11:59 PM
Working for our organisation
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here www.ouh.nhs.uk
The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.
Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To assist all patients with their personal care needs, empowering patients or families/carers and actively encouraging participation. This may involve maintaining hygiene needs for individuals such as helping patients to wash and dress themselves and assisting with toileting needs, maintaining privacy and dignity at all times.
• To perform clinical observations (following appropriate assessment of competence and under the direction of a registered practitioner where agreed.) accurately record using agreed electronic National
Early Warning Signals such as SEND and report and escalate any concerns appropriately by reporting to the registered practitioner immediately.
• Prepare patients, families/carers and the environment for clinical activities supporting patients and their families/carers and preparing specific equipment as necessary.
• Participate in the initial assessment of patients’ needs, under the direct supervision of a registered practitioner.
• Observe and report the patient’s condition to a registered practitioner as required.
• Monitor closely patients having undergone a clinical activity ensuring their safety and well –being and reporting to a registered practitioner as required.
• To assess and monitor the patients skin integrity and to report and document immediately any changes or concerns in their condition.
• To assist patients to meet their food and fluid intake giving attention to special diets, supplements and cultural requirements. In order to avoid malnutrition, ensure an age appropriate nutritional assessment
is undertaken (e.g. MUST or STRONG) All food, nutritional supplements and fluid intake to be recorded accurately as required.
• To actively encourage all patients, families/carers to share to share the responsibility for the maintenance of their health and to promote healthy living where appropriate and identified as part of the care plan.
• T assist patients to mobilise safely, taking account of development/physical needs using equipment and techniques as prescribed and recorded in the plan of care and contribute to the falls and moving and handling risk assessment. Undertake patient transfer and escort duties between departments as appropriate and as per policy.
• Recognise when a patient’s condition changes and seek advice and expertise from registered practitioners in accordance with Trust policy.
• To assist in the care of a patient requiring end of life care in accordance within their spiritual and cultural needs.
• Assist as appropriate in the support of families/carers of patients receiving end of life care.
• Assist with the collection of specimens as requested such as mid-stream urine, stool, sputum, Urine analysis and hospital acquired infections ensuring accurate labelling and transportation as per trust
policy and in accordance with the training provided.
Values and Behaviours
- Evidence of commitment to the Oxford University Hospitals vision and values
Education & Qualifications
- To demonstrate literacy and numeracy.
- Motivated to develop knowledge and skills
- Evidence of Level 2 Diploma or Apprenticeship in Health related subject or willing to work towards
- Evidence of the Care Certificate and understanding of the Code of Conduct for Health Care Support Workers and Adult Social care workers in England
- Demonstrates awareness of importance of working as part of a team.
- Demonstrate insight into role applied for
- To be willing to learn new skills and to undertake the Care Certificate in the agreed timescales when new to role
- Experience of the NHS and /or health care requirements
- Knowledge of personal care and related procedures
Planning and Organisation
- Excellent communication skills
- Evidence of working in a busy and variable environment
- Evidence of working with the general public as part of a team
Personal Qualities and Physica
- Able to work under direct and indirect supervision
- Good interpersonal skills demonstrating sensitivity and self-awareness. Polite and approachable
- Essential IT skills in order to access required systems such as electronic patient records
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.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Susan Fletcher
- Job title
- OPD Sister
- Email address
- Additional information
For further details please contact:
Sue Fletcher, OPD Sister