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Healthcare Assistant - Substance Misuse

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, £ £ 12.00-15.00 Hourly Hourly, Permanent


Hays is recruiting for x2 Healthcare Assistants to work at a Drug & Alcohol Recovery Service in Cheltenham.

The contracts are to work 37.5 hrs / week Monday to Friday 09:00 to 05:00 to start asap to end of May but will most likely be extended.

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

Excellent pay rates - role outside IR35 (private sector)

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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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
£ £ 12.00-15.00 Hourly Hourly