Healthcare Assistant in GP surgery

Posted 16 March by Cookham Medical Centre

The Cookham Medical Centre near Maidenhead, Berkshire is looking for a Healthcare Assistant to join our friendly team providing a range of clinical services to our practice population of approximately 7,700 patients.

Our Clinical Team is made up of 5 Doctors, 1 Nurse Prescriber, 1 Practice Nurse and 2 Healthcare Assistants.

The Practice is supported by a strong team of receptionists, secretarial and administrative staff and has both a Practice and a Finance Manager

  • Very pleasant working environment in village location

  • Large modern clinical rooms

  • Excellent transport links - there is a branch line train station a short walk from the surgery, it is on a bus route and is close to the M4 and M40

Job Role

Perform general clinical duties for example:

    • Wound care / ulcer care
    • Removal of Sutures
    • Blood pressure monitoring
    • Urine Tests
    • ECGs
    • Phlebotomy
    • Fit 24 hour blood pressure and ECG monitors and upload the data on return
    • Perform Diabetic Foot checks
    • Record consultations in electronic patient notes

Essential Qualifications, Experience and Personal Attributes

  • caring attitude

  • excellent communication skills

  • excellent IT skills

  • experience of working with attention to detail

  • knowledge of infection control procedures

  • competent in wound management

  • competent in phlebotomy

  • Minimum of Grade C in English, Maths and a Science subject at GCSE/O Level or equivalent.

Experience of working in General Practice would be an advantage.

This is a part time post for 20 hours per week. No weekend working. The salary would be in the region of £9.50 to £10.50 per hour dependent on experience and we have the NHS pension scheme as our standard pension scheme.

Required skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Computer Literate
  • Empathy
  • Phlebotomy
  • Wound Care

Application questions

Do you have experience of phlebotomy?
Do you have experience of wound care and stitch removal?
Do you have experience of working in a GP surgery?

Reference: 34705487

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