Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of a designated ward Team delivering evidence based high quality clinical care that focuses on the direct needs of the patient including those individuals with chronic conditions. The post holder will work under the direction and support of a Registered Nurse by following the Health Boards protocols, policies, procedures, pathways, clinical governance requirements and care plans.

The Assistant Practitioner role will also require the post holder to:

  • Ensure effective communication with patients, carers, multidisciplinary team and the wider health and social care community.
  • Practice in accordance with Health Board standards and statutory requirements and operate within the boundaries of the role and assessed competencies.
  • Use personal effectiveness and knowledge to contribute to the development and delivery of a quality service.
  • Work proactively as a member of the multi disciplinary and multi professional healthcare team, in support of registered practitioners.
  • Manage a small defined caseload of patients under the supervision of the registered nurse.
  • Please note that we will only accept applications from staff currently employed by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

    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


    Essential criteria

  • Foundation diploma/ degree in Healthcare Practice (Level 4) or willing to work towards within 12 months . Maintain a record of own personal development. Recognise the need for lifelong learning Able to relate theory to practice Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the Assistant Practitioner within nursing/therapies
  • Desirable criteria

  • Awareness of clinical governance Recognise the importance of the Fundamentals of Care to the patient/client
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • previous experience working as a Health Care Assistant. The ability to work unsupervised in a variety of settings, taking responsibility for a delegated workload.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working at a higher level as a healthcare support worker. Experience of working with patient complex needs resulting from their chronic condition(s)
  • Aptitude and Abilities

    Essential criteria

  • Evidence of good organisational skills Excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to care with compassion and understanding. Effective problem solver Ability to negotiate and communicate with patients and all members of the Multidisciplinary Team Evidence of IT skills e.g. e-mail, MS Word, Excel and Office Demonstrate good verbal communication and written skills. Ability to use tact and diplomacy when speaking to patients on the phone. Ability to work as an effective member of a team Able to be flexible within the team and working environment Demonstrate an awareness of multi-agency and integrated teams working Able to organise and deliver own case/workload, prioritising as necessary ensuring deadlines are met. Competencies in venepuncture An insight into how to evaluate own strengths and development needs, seeking advice where appropriate. Able to work in a demanding, busy environment. Good time management skills Ability to deal with complex and difficult emotional situations Demonstrate an ability to value the opinion of others. Ability to mentor new HCSWs and junior staff working environment
  • Desirable criteria

  • Medicine Administration Manual Handling Advanced clinical skills Ability to adapt to and propose changes within working situation Health promotion Basic teaching skills. Experience of delegation. Experience of supporting the development of others Competencies in cannualation Competencies in bladder scanning and catheterisation Competencies in tissue viability/wound care training
  • other

    Essential criteria

  • Able to travel to meet the needs of the service Able to work hours flexibly.
  • values

    Essential criteria

  • Effective communicator Caring attitude to patients and Clients Shows respect to team Members Recognises own limitation Committed work attitude Recognises need for lifelong Learning via day to day work and through discussion at PADR
  • 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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