Healthcare Assistant in GP surgery in Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK

Employer: Cookham Medical Centre

Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK


Salary: £9.50 - £10.50 per hour, negotiable

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. Further hours may be available later in the year

Please email the Practice Manager for a job description and person specification

Applicants who do not meet the full skill set may be considered for the post if willing to undergo training to the required level of competency.

Required Skills:

Communication Skills Computer Literate Empathy Phlebotomy Wound Care