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Critical Care Non - Registered Support Worker - COVID-19 in London

Job description

Fulfil your potential in hospitals that make history:

Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary’s, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Western Eye.

With five world-renowned hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is full of opportunity if you are looking to develop your healthcare career.

We are an NHS Trust of approximately 14,000 people, providing care for over a million and a half patients from north west London and beyond every year. We have a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities.

With our partners, Imperial College London, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, one of 6 academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education.

We are proud of our heritage in innovation and we are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.

Be a Critical Care Non - Registered Support Workers

What is a Critical Care Non - Registered Support Workers?

A Critical Care Non - Registered Support Workers is a unique new role created during this period of unprecedented demand on our services as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. You will provide vital one-to-one care for patients in critical care environments, closely observing and providing direct care, as well as keeping the bedside area and other spaces clean and safe. You will be under the supervision of qualified nurses, doctors and other members of the critical care team.

Who can be a Critical Care Non - Registered Support Workers?

Anyone with a keen interest in supporting others can become a Critical Care Non - Registered Support Workers, provided you have occupational health clearance and are happy to undertake appropriate training. If you possess a background in healthcare that’s advantageous – you may be a healthcare assistant or healthcare support worker, a medical student or pre-registration allied health professional, or perhaps you’ve worked as a carer in the past and now occupy a non-patient facing role.

What is the role of a Critical Care Non - Registered Support Workers?

To provide vital support to critical care staff during the Covid-19 pandemic. This will require you to:
• wear PPE (personal protective equipment)
• help with personal care, including washing patients under supervision
• record and chart vital signs from a monitor (temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure etc.)
• escalate concerns if there are any changes in the patient’s condition, as directed
• help make patients as comfortable as possible
• stock up and maintain the bed area and other ICU areas
• carry out bed space cleaning and four-hourly damp dusting
• support the repositioning and turning of patients and provide a range of movement exercises after assessment by, and under the advice of, a physiotherapist

What training will be provided?
• PPE - including donning and doffing, FFP3 mask fit testing
• patient care – including personal care and repositioning in ICU
• care of lines and tubes, checking infusion pumps under supervision
• recognising signs that require escalation
• clinical monitoring as required
• cleaning bed spaces and disposing of waste
• communication and well-being
• ICU orientation

You will be required to complete an online assessment.

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams, Should you be successful complete the online assessment, further details will be provided once the vacancy has closed on a specific day and time.

The NHS faces a period of unprecedented demand. In the face of the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is your chance to save lives and make a difference.

Extra information

Profession Sub-category
Health / Medical
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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