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Health Care Assistant


  • Full time
  • 2023-12-06
  • N/A
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 211123-48817

Job summary

We have a fantastic opportunity for a committed and self-motivated Health Care Assistant to join our friendly Practice. We have 12 Partners, 23 Salaried GPs, 23 Nurses, 5 ANPs, 4 Paramedics, an OT, Health and Wellbeing Coach, 1 Dietician and First Contact Physios working across the group.

We support career development and special interests.

We are a Teaching and Training Practice.

We involve all staff in changes to the practice through regular staff meetings and strategy days.

We offer a competitive salary and several great benefits.

Please contact Naomi Gruitt for a chat about this opportunity or for a visit to the Practice.

Main duties of the job

The following are the core responsibilities of the healthcare assistant. There may be on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels:

a.Undertake new patient health checks

b.Support the practice nurse with health promotion programmes

c.Carry out baseline observations such as pulse oximetry, blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate, recording findings accurately

d.Facilitate routine and 24-hour BP monitoring, advising patients accordingly

e.Undertake wound care, dressings and other clinical tasks as required

f.Support the practice nurse with the management of chronic disease clinics

g.Carry out BMI checks as directed

h.Act as a chaperone as required

i.When trained, undertake venepuncture

j.When trained, administer flu vaccinations

k.When trained, carry out ear irrigation under the supervision of the practice nurse

l.Carry out ECGs as requested

m.Ensure specimens are recorded and ready for onward transportation

n.Provide support during minor operations as required

o.Ensure all clinical rooms are adequately stocked and prepared for each session

p.Ensure fridges are cleaned routinely in accordance with extant guidance

q.Ensure clinical waste is removed from clinical areas and sharps bins replaced in accordance with the practice IPC policy

r.Deliver opportunistic health promotion where appropriate

Does the job role include personal care?: No

Working Patterns:

Full Time

Job location

St Thomas Health Centre Cowick St Exeter Devon EX4 1HJ Exwick Health Centre New Valley Road Exeter EX4 2AD Student Health Centre Reed Mews, Streatham Drive Exeter Devon EX4 4QP

Job category

Care / support worker, GP surgery


St Thomas Medical Group St Thomas Medical Group

Type of organisation

Public Sector



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