News: Health Care Assistant

Job Role/Purpose:

  • To provide nursing support to the Practice Nurse and General Practitioners to ensure the efficient and effective provision of the full range of nursing services to the patients of the practice with appropriate training.
  • The preparation and efficiency of treatment rooms and treatment room equipment.
  • To maintain adequate clinical stock levels and medical stationery.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To undertake all duties in line with the training and instruction provided by the Practice Nurse and General Practitioners.
  • Conduct weight and height measurements, test and record blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
  • The testing and result recording of clinical urine specimens.
  • Venepuncture and the taking and preparing of pathology samples.
  • Domiciliary Visits if required for taking blood tests Bps etc;
  • Carry out routine patient dressings in accordance with practice guidelines after adequate training.
  • Perform ECGs on patients as requested by GPs.
  • The collection of clinical waste, ensuring appropriate storage prior to disposal.
  • Ensure adequate infection control procedures in treatment and consulting rooms.
  • The checking and recording of medical supplies on receipt and checking expiry dates.
  • Receiving telephone messages in the treatment room, recording and transmitting accordingly
  • The inputting of information onto the Practice clinical system
  • Influenza & pneumococcal vaccinations – Vaccinate over 65s and other chronic disease patients in line with protocol once trained
  • Ensure adequate infection control procedures in treatment and consulting rooms.
  • Assistance at clinics ensuring patient care by chaperoning.
  • Work safely at all times in accordance with Legislative requirements and Practice Policy and Procedures.

Other Responsibilities

Health and Safety

  • To comply with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
  • To take responsibility for their own health and safety and that of other persons who may be affected by their own acts or omissions.
  • To undertake and be fully trained and conversant with fire regulations and health and safety and understand what to do in an emergency.

Equality and Diversity

  • To carry out at all times their responsibilities in line with Equal Opportunities Policy and Procedure.

Risk Management and Clinical Governance

  • To work within the Clinical Governance Framework of the practice, incorporating Risk Management and all other quality initiatives and all aspects of CQC implementation.


  • To maintain confidentiality of information relating to patients, clients, staff and other users of the services in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 including outside of the work environment.  Any breach of confidentiality may render an individual liable for dismissal and/or prosecution.


  • Whilst in post, staff are expected to acquire and update their knowledge on safeguarding as per the intercollegiate document requirements and MMP policies.


  • To undertake any other duties commensurate with the role, within the bounds of his/her own competence as guided by the attached management framework.
  • To work across the various MMP sites as required.
  • In light of national policy and due to the needs of the business it may be necessary for the Partnership to alter the opening hours of the surgeries.  This could incorporate different opening hours and weekend working which may effect when you are required to work.  The post holder is expected to be flexible and accommodating, following consultation, in terms of any changes to operating times in the future.