Main duties of the job

The Eye Department opens Monday to Friday only (excluding bank holidays).

All applicants must have Health Care Assistant experience and additional training and mentorship into Ophthalmology Nursing will be provided in house by the Ophthalmology registered nurses. Following induction and training, the Band 3 Health Care Assistant will be expected to work within the Eye theatre, general clinic and Day Unit, following the e-rostering allocation

Post 37.5 hours per week

Applicants will also be required in time to attend the ODTC community hospital and other primary care setting to support ophthalmology nurse led clinics for assessment of Ophthalmology patients in primary care.

Ability to drive is desirable for this role.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and Proud to Lead competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • QCF Level 3 or equivalent qualifications/experience NVQ level 3 in Health & Social care related subjects or equivalent or clerical qualifications/experience Good knowledge of anatomy & physiology
  • Desirable criteria

  • All Wales HCSW induction framework
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Experience of working as a HCSW /clerk without direct supervision in a clinical setting and being managed by a qualified practitioner. Good understanding of risk assessment and management
  • Desirable criteria

  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification
  • Skills

    Essential criteria

  • Evidence of Being able to provide wound care using aseptic technique ANNT Phlebotomy Basic observations The ability to communicate clearly and accurately. The ability to be adaptable to new and changing circumstances. The ability to work alone under supervision and to understand when to seek clinical advice and support from the qualified Nurses
  • Desirable criteria

  • Vital signs recording (BP pulse, temp, respirations, blood sugar) Venepuncture Routine ECG recording Urine testing Any other specific clinical skills at this level of practice pertaining to role as per service need Knowledge and understanding of clinic activities
  • Employer certification / accreditation badges

    Applicant requirements

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

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