We are looking for a part-time Out of Hours Operative to cover driving and reception roles in Llandysul and Bronglais General Hospital. The position will be based in both bases. The hours available are as follows:
Week 1 Friday evening/overnight Bronglais
Week 4 2 x evening/overnight Llandysul
The role of the Out of Hours Operative is to carry out a variety of supporting actions to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of the out of hour’s service. This will include the safe recording, handling and dissemination of patient information and effective communication with other clinical and ancillary members of the out of hours team.
Operatives will also be trained in Skills to Care and will be deployed in support of clinical services as a Health Care Support Worker (HCSW).
The Out of Hours Operative will also be responsible for the safe transport of clinicians to patients own homes as well as ensuring the vehicle is roadworthy and appropriately equipped.
When indicated, staff will be expected to accompany the clinician to fulfil the obligations detailed in the Lone Worker policy. Reception duties will include the booking in of patients who attend the treatment centre for a clinical consultation. It is the role of the OOH Operative to check the drug stocks both in the reception area and also in the drugs boxes that are used in the car.
The role will involve driving and reception duties together with taking patient obs ie temperature, BP, etc.
The post holder must have the skills to care qualification (or another Health care NVQ qualification) or a willingness to obtain it for the role.
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.
You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.
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 is desirable for 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.