Main duties of the job

The Assistant Practitioner plays a key role in the delivery of health care, within the course of their duties the post holder will:

  • Work independently within established policies and procedures and provide care as delegated by a registered healthcare practitioner.
  • Recognise and consistently work within boundaries and scope of the role and own sphere of competence, as per assessed competencies.
  • Be responsible and accountable for own practice and for appropriate delegation of care to trainee assistant practitioners, healthcare assistants or students.
  • Demonstrates behaviours and attitudes in accordance with the health boards values and behaviours framework and act in the best interest of patients, relatives and carers at all times. Thus, contributing to the creation of a healthy working environment.
  • Exercise personal duty of care in the safe use and storage of equipment and the maintenance of a safe working environment.
  • Maintain adequate levels of stock, equipment and materials and facilitate the efficient, effective use of resources. Report when availability falls below an acceptable standard or level, taking appropriate action and ensuring prudent use of resources and energy.
  • Take responsibility for own development and learning, ensuring engagement and participation in statutory, mandatory training and work-based learning opportunities in accordance with the health board policy and local training needs analysis.
  • 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

    For full details of the job and the main responsibilities, please see the attached job description and person specification documents, which are in both English and Welsh.

    Person specification

    Qualifications

    Essential criteria

  • Level 4 vocational qualification in a relevant health care associated subject / Certificate in Health Care Support Worker Education
  • GCSE Maths and English Grade C or above or equivalent level 2 or above essential skills qualifications
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Significant and recent experience of providing relevant clinical care
  • Experienced in undertaking a range of clinical skills relevant to the post as per role scope of practice
  • Interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to manage/diffuse challenging or threatening situations
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience in dialysis
  • Phlebotomy
  • 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

    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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