We are looking for dedicated and flexible Health Care Assistants to join our Staff Bank to cover short term vacancies at GP practices across Cornwall as and when required. As part of our flexible workforce, you will help to ensure that practices have sufficient cover to deliver their services while helping to support patients on their journey. This is a busy and challenging role where no two days are the same.
Working as part of the Staff Bank offers you the flexibility to travel as far as you choose on the days to suit you, allowing you to balance your work and home life. Working under the direction of the Nursing team in the GP Practice, you will undertake a variety of tasks. This may include taking blood, treating wounds, diabetic foot checks, urinalysis or carrying out ECG’s depending on the requirements of the practices and patient’s needs.
Main duties of the job
Health care Assistants in general practice frequently work autonomously to support the delivery of multi-disciplinary clinics. You will hold a minimum of Level 2 in Health and Social Care together with previous experience of working in a similar role or environment. Training can be provided for additional competencies where appropriate. You will be comfortable with working across different GP practice settings and locations and working with different IT systems and processes such as Emis or SystmOne.
We are looking for caring, compassionate and enthusiastic Health Care Assistants with an interest in patient care, good communication skills and a desire to help others.
Kernow Health, a Community Interest Company, supports General Practice and delivers Primary Care Services at scale in Cornwall. Established in May 2011 by a group of Cornwall Practices, we are a GP owned provider organisation and deliver a number of NHS contracts across Cornwall, these include Cornwall 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service, School Immunisation Programme, Children’s Eating Disorder Service and Cornwall Training Hub [formally CEPN].
These contracts support the visions and values of the organisation, and also ensure that we are able to reinvest any profits made back into the company; again with the intention of supporting GP practices across Cornwall.
Kernow Health CIC is also now offering member practices support to regroup and rebuild through the new Excellence in Practice (EiP) programme.