Main duties of the job

The post holder will assist with the promotion and encouragement of appropriate, individualised levels of patient participation and facilitate patient activities that promote social interaction, enhance self-esteem and help to maintain or enhance functional ability.

Applicants for this vacancy need to have evidence of patient participation and the ability to care with warmth and understanding. The role will be supporting and assisting the nursing staff to ensure that the patients receive the best possible outcome and experience during their hospital stay.

The successful post holder will be required to assist with the support of the Ward Sisters, Ward Manager and nursing team through ensuring high standards of care as outlined in the Welsh Government Fundamentals of Care.

This post is fixed term for 12 months to meet the needs of the service.

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

Please find further details about the post in the Job Description and Person Specification which is attached.

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Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Good standard of general education
  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent
  • Desirable criteria

  • NVQ Level 3 (or willing to work towards)
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Working in a caring environment
  • Previous experience of working in a new setting, service development
  • Experience of audit
  • Desirable criteria

  • Previous experience working with elderly patients
  • Skills

    Essential criteria

  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Can work in a stressful environment
  • Desirable criteria

  • Basic IT skills
  • Able to undertake education and basic teaching of staff members, patients and carers
  • Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Aware of the management of patients with dementia and the challenges associated with this.
  • Aware of initiatives including this is me, tip tree toolkit etc
  • Understands the need for confidentiality
  • Desirable criteria

  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa , unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK . If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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    Applicant requirements

    The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

    The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

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