New Patient Checks, Phlebotomy, Smoking Cessation Advice, Healthy Lifestyle Advice, NHS Health Checks, Ear syringing, basic wound care
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
- working as part of a district nursing team providing health promotion and health education to adults and their families
- assisting in identifying health needs of patients and partcipating in the delivery and evaluation of care provided under the indirect supervision of a registered nurse
- running health education and health promotion programmes, including smoking cessation, diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle
- maintaining accurate, clear and concise records and communicating information to members of the team as necessary
- maintaining and ordering stocks of equipment
- providing a safe environment for the management of patients and protection of staff and visitors
Assistant Practitioners works with the practice nursing team and the phlebotomist providing health promotion and health education to patients and their families. They identify health needs and participate in delivering care under the indirect supervision of the surgery nurses. They run education and health promotion clinics, including smoking cessation, diet and weight management, and healthy lifestyle. They also maintain surgery stocks and equipment, and assist in providing a safe environment for patients and staff.