If you are in a caring role or looking for a change in career where you can make a difference, then joining our team of Health Care Support Workers could be the right choice for you.
Our commitment to staff wellbeing and work life balance means we aim to work with staff to be as flexible as possible within the needs of the service. This includes long days, early starts and late finishes. This post includes full training and offers great opportunities for future career progression.
The Pembrokeshire Urgent & Intermediate Care Team are offering an exciting opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic and passionate Band 2 Health Care Support Worker to join our team. The successful candidate will be competent to work without direct supervision, within a framework that has been agreed to provide high quality care to patients including end of life, throughout the 24 hour period, 7 days a week, therefore reducing the need for acute hospital admission and facilitating earlier discharge.
As part of the Urgent & Intermediate Care Team you will ensure that patients receive safe, individualised and effective standards of care by following care plans and treatment interventions as directed by the designated Coordinator.
Working as part of a community based team assist in the delivery of a high standard of nursing care, acting in a professional manner at all times. Undertake identified allocated tasks in relation to the care environment, the direct care of the patient/client as identified by a registered nurse and in accordance with the Health Board’s policies and procedures. Assist patients / clients to achieve physical and emotional well-being and comfort. Promote and support the rights, responsibilities and diversity of individuals and their families/carers and to relate with kindness and empathy to all concerned. Ensure that any changes in the patient’s/client’s condition or circumstance are reported to the appropriate person/nurse in charge without delay. Work within the policies and procedures as laid down within the Health Board and to observe the safety of patients. All employees of the Health Board are required to maintain the confidentiality of members of the public, and members of staff in accordance with Health Board policies. This confidentiality of information applies during working and non- working hours. To communicate effectively with other members of the nursing team. To support the collection and documentation of information relating to the patient’s / clients condition as directed by the registered nurse.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Interviews to be held on 12/12/2022
Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:
Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;
Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;
48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;
Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;
Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.
You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documentation.
The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.
The ability to communicate in Welsh isdesirablefor this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.