Main duties of the job

We are looking for well-motivated, conscientious and friendly people who are willing to learn and to play a key role in improving the lives of the children and young people we work with. You will have contact with patients, relatives, other members of the public and professionals from partner organisations. You will work under the supervision of qualified Clinicians within the community setting and Paediatric Ward.

Candidates should be computer literate, with good communication skills. Experience in the caring profession is essential.

You will be joining services that are already well established, motivated and supportive within a cohesive multi-disciplinary team where your contribution would be highly important and valued.

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

Person specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge

Essential criteria

  • QCF Level 3 or equivalent qualifications/experience
  • NVQ level 3 in Health & Social care related subjects or equivalent qualifications/experience
  • Good general standard of education
  • Desirable criteria

  • All Wales HCSW induction framework
  • Good knowledge of anatomy & physiology
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Previous experience of working with children with mental health needs in a hospital, community or educational setting
  • Experience of working as a HCSW without direct supervision in a clinical setting and being managed by a qualified practitioner.
  • Good understanding of risk assessment and management and safety planning
  • Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of work based training and study days e.g. Manual Handling, Infection Control, Basic life support
  • NVQ Level 2 or 3 or equivalent qualification
  • Skills

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently when required
  • Can work to a high standard of care under indirect supervision
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Ability to travel across BCU bases
  • The ability to communicate clearly and accurately.
  • The ability to be adaptable to new and changing circumstances.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Understanding of health and social care
  • Understanding of risk management and Health and Safety issues
  • Evidence of Being able to provide wound care using aseptic technique ANNT Phlebotomy Basic observations Vital signs recording (BP pulse, temp, respirations, blood sugar) Routine ECG recording Urine testing
  • 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
  • Personal Qualities

    Essential criteria

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good observational skills
  • Ability to work independently within professional boundaries
  • Good decision making skills.
  • Standard keyboard skills
  • Enthusiastic/motivated
  • Flexible working able to work some unsocial hours over 7 days
  • Caring and Compassionate
  • Desirable criteria

  • IT skills / knowledge.
  • Ability to affect change in a positive manner.
  • Works well as a team member.
  • Values

    Essential criteria

  • Adhere to BCU Organisational values
  • Empathic towards Children and Young people and families during mental health crisis
  • Holistic approach towards children and young people and their families
  • Desirable criteria

  • Ability to approach any problem in a calm and professional manner
  • Other

    Essential criteria

  • Commitment to continuous improvements of patient care.
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Desirable criteria

  • Welsh speaker
  • 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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