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Main area
Out Patient and the Minor Injury Unit
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Various Hours Available
Job ref
070-ACS032-0917
Employer
Powys Teaching Health Board
Employer type
NHS
Site
Welshpool
Town
Welshpool
Salary
£16,764 to £19,852 per annum pro rata
Closing
27/09/2017 23:59
Powys Teaching Health Board logo

Health care Support worker

Band 3

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work.  It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise as Powys is the place to be. We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centered. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. As a rural health board we have around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of the land mass of Wales. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold.   Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.  If working for Powys Teaching Health Board is something that is of interest, we may have an opportunity just for you!

All applicants are invited to apply in welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work. It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise as Powys is the place to be. We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centered. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. As a rural health board we have around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of the land mass of Wales. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference. If working for Powys Teaching Health Board is something that is of interest, we may have an opportunity just for you.

All applicants are invited to apply in welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

We are looking for experienced Health Care Support workers who can assist staff in the Out Patient department and the Minor Injury unit on a rotational basis. The post holder would work under the supervision/guidance of a registered nurse/clinical lead. The post holder would be delegated to work in delivering a service whereby the post holder regularly works without supervision for all or most of the shift or acting in support of the qualified nurse for the whole shift.
We need somebody who is caring, sympathetic and able to learn new skills with excellent communications skills and an attitude that ensures the highest standard of care for our patients.
Our Nursing & Midwifery Strategy (2015-18) has 6 key themes:
Caring with humanity, dignity, kindness and compassion;
Providing safe, effective, harm-free care;
Listening to patients and carers and improving the way we work, securing a reputation for excellence;
Developing confident, ambitious, inspirational leaders;
Working with partners for the benefit of patients and the population;
A questioning, analytical, empowered Nursing and Midwifery workforce.

If these themes resonate with you we would like to hear from you. We are a forward thinking and innovative health board and as a result we have won awards for innovation. We are already in the process of piloting the use of technology and developing unique and modern ways of delivering a high quality care to our residents. The use of telemedicine, on line therapies, virtual wards and various other new ways of working are being developed and the Health Board are committed to achieving more. The highest priority for our Health Board is to continue to improve the quality of care we provide for our patients. You'll find Powys offers everything you need for true fulfilment, both professionally and personally. When the working day is done, you'll discover why Powys has been acclaimed as the happiest place to live. From our beautiful rural communities to the wide range of outdoor pursuits, life is so rewarding in the green heart of Wales.

To find out more about working for Powys Teaching Health Board please visit our Web site - working for us page, where you will find staff testimonials, benefits, information about the health board and our values framework.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post.

Closing Date: 27th September 2017

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Applicant requirements

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

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