Job Location
228 Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B74
Date posted
9 April 2024
Valid through
17 April 2024
Position title
Healthcare Assistant- Sutton Coldfield Group Practice

Job summary

Working under the direct supervision of the Practice Nurse and strictly in accordance with specific
practice guidelines and protocols, the post-holder undertakes tasks and duties delegated by the
nurse team leader or other suitably qualifies clinical professional. The Health Care Assistant will
not undertake any procedure or responsibility until assessed as competent to do so.


Key Responsibilities

  • Check patient’s identification against GP records and confirm details with the patient.
  • Phlebotomy
  • New Patient Medicals and NHS Health Checks
  • Take physiological measurements from patients including blood pressure, pulse rate and
    rhythm, temperature, height, weight (body mass index), urinalysis and ECG.
  • Administer B12 injections, flu and pneumonia vaccinations, shingles vaccinations under Patient Specific Directions and maintaining cold chain policy with accurate monitoring and recording.
  • Chaperoning
  • Undertake suture and clip removal, change dressings and carry out other tasks for which you have received appropriate training.
  • Fit 24 hour BP machines as directed and in accordance with training and procedure.
  • Assist GPs undertaking minor surgery.
  • Prepare and maintain environments and equipment before, during and after patient interventions.
  • Clearing and restocking of consulting/treatment rooms, including timely order of stock items under your control.
  • Assist in raising awareness of health and well-being by participating in patient health promotion and screening initiatives.
  • Give accurate and appropriate information to patients within own competence.
  • Ensure that anomalies are reported to a senior member of the clinical team.
  • Notify the GP of any significant patient issues including safeguarding.
  •  Ensure full and accurate recording in the patient’s computerised records.
  • Carry out administrative tasks and stock takes as directed by senior members of the practice team.
  • Undertake specific clinical activities for named patients that have been delegated and taught specifically in relation to that individual.


• HCA: 1 year (preferred)

• Phlebotomy: 1 year (preferred)

• Computer skills: 1 year (preferred)


For questions about the job, contact:

Annie McLaughlin- 

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