Health Care Assistant

Contract Full Time Temporary

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Hays is recruiting for a Healthcare Assistant to work at a Drug & Alcohol Recovery Service in Southampton.

The contract is 37.5 hrs / week Monday to Friday 09:00 to 05:00 to start asap, the contract is for a minimum for 2 months but could be ongoing.

Your new role
To observe, monitor and record patients' conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respirations and weight.
To assist with clinical duties personal care including infection prevention and control, food, personal hygiene and overall reassurance, comfort and safety.
To promote positive mental/physical/nutritional health with patients.
To undertake initial basic healthcare assessments.
To initiate, complete and follow up on referrals to specialist care and report outcomes to Lead Nurse.
To undertake dried blood spot testing procedures
To assist and carry out appropriate screening processes including urine and saliva tests.

What you'll need to succeed
Previous experience as a health care assistant
Experience of Drug Treatment services or other similar background
Ability to work with and manage challenging behaviour
Be IT literate
Knowledge of the issues facing substance misusers including appropriate medical interventions, social care and health issues.
Immunisation training is desirable

What you'll get in return
Free DBS check
Free Hays branded uniform
A generous referral bonus for those who successfully refer another candidate*

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Agne Miklusiene on (phone number removed) (local rate).

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