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Wells Cathedral School & Enterprises

Health Care Assistant (HCA)

Job Title:   Health Care Assistant 

Salary:   Band B point 17 to point 21 (£22,338 – £25,262) pro rata, FTE
   Actual Gross Salary based on a full academic year (£9,706.72 – £10,977.31)

Hours:   7.5 hours per day, 3 days a week. Hours to be discussed

Responsible to:  Medical Centre Manager

Main purpose:  Key to the smooth running of St Andrew’s Lodge medical centre (SAL), the post holder will support the Medical Centre Manager and nurse on duty in the delivery of high quality, safe and compassionate medical and pastoral care of the pupils at Wells Cathedral School

Key duties and responsibilities

Clinical Welcome pupils, staff and external visitors into SAL, informing clinical staff of their arrival Assist the daily running of SAL and caring for unwell/injured pupils Welcome and triage pupils according to medical need, informing the clinical team member on duty of those needing clinical care and addressing the needs of those pupils that don’t Administer non-prescription medication in accordance with the schools medical guidelines and National Minimum Standards under the direction of the Clinical team member on duty Prepare ice and /or heat packs for pupils as required Carry out observations including pulse, blood pressure, temperature when necessary and report any concerns to the Clinical team member on duty Attend to the medical needs of boarding pupils who are unwell within SAL and boarding houses under the supervision of the Clinical team member on duty Be responsible for administering prescribed medication which are necessary to be taken by pupils during the school day under the supervision of the Clinical team member on duty Support pupils and communicate any concerns to the Clinical team member on duty Keep detailed records of all medication and care administered Ensure that confidentiality is maintained in line with GDPR and safeguarding policies
Administrative Answering and passing on phone calls and messages accurately and as appropriate Assisting the domestic organisation of SAL Undertaking ad-hoc duties and errands, for example collecting prescription requests as required Liaising with School staff, the GP Surgery and other clinics as required Assisting in the running of SAL in the absence of the Medical Centre Manager and nurses while remaining in touch via mobile phone Confidential data entry onto School systems as appropriate and directed Attend team and school meetings Assisting with the display of health promotion material in SAL and around the School
Pastoral: Assisting with admission, transfer and discharge of pupils within SAL General care, including bed changing/making, assisting with pupils’ daily hygiene needs when in SAL Assisting with collection, preparation and serving of meals Escorting pupils to hospital, dental and other appointments Chaperoning and escorting patients in SAL to clinics, ambulances and other medical settings as required Monitoring pupils when resident in SAL and informing clinical staff as needed Providing high quality pastoral care for pupils and staff
  Ensuring that all faults or necessary repairs to furniture and equipment are reported appropriately and the Medical Centre Manager is informed Help maintain a safe, clean, and tidy environment in SAL On the spot cleaning to help prevent spread of infection or incidents (this can occasionally involve wiping up bodily fluids) Any other task as reasonable requested by the Medical Centre Manager
It should be noted that this is not a definitive list; your duties will be at least those listed above. You will be expected to: Understand and respect the appropriate level of confidentiality of all aspects of pupil care – maintaining the confidentiality of information about patients, guests, staff and other School business Conduct yourself with professionalism, tact and diplomacy at all times as a representative of Wells Cathedral School Observe health and safety procedures and work safely at all times To comply with all school policies and procedures including reporting any concerns to the appropriate person in relation to those covering child protection, health, safety, welfare, security, confidentiality and data protection
This Job Description outlines the duties for the time being of this post to indicate the level of responsibilities. It is not a comprehensive or exclusive list and duties may vary from time to time, which does not change the general character of the job or the level of responsibility.

Promoting Safeguarding and welfare of children and young persons
  Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people for whom you are responsible, and with whom you come into contact Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, 
health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person Be aware of support and ensure equal opportunities for all Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school Appreciate and support the role of other professionals Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required  Assist with pupil needs as appropriate during the school day

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Job Details

Applications close:
2 June 2024

Contact: Nikki Charlton

The Bursary, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2SS


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