Band 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker
Full time & Part time
A Senior Health Care Support Worker (SHCSW) is a core member of the team delivering direct care to patients and supporting registered practitioners to deliver high quality, compassionate health care to people in accordance with assessed needs and a care plan.
You will carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare, or therapeutic tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of the registered healthcare practitioner, in accordance with the Trust values.
There will be opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills, specific to your needs. Training will be provided to ensure you have the required core skills and skills set specific to your area of work. You will also be supported to obtain your care certificate if you do not have this qualification.
As an experienced HCSW you will in addition to the duties undertaken by a Band 2 HCSW (outlined above) be taking and recording patients’ vital signs, identifying and escalating changes to a patient’s condition to the registered nurse.
You will also be undertaking other clinical skills such as ECGs, venepuncture and cannulation, simple dressings as required by the area. You will able involved patient assessment, maintaining accurate patient records and obtaining consent prior to giving care.
When competent you will be training and supporting new and junior team members, including student nurses.
Senior HCSW also work in more specialist areas such as theatres, endoscopy and outpatients.
This is physically demanding role, assisting patients who may have poor mobility, and you will be on your feet for long periods.
This is an emotionally demanding role and requires you to adapt quickly to the constantly changing clinical demands on an acute inpatient ward.
Due to the salary threshold for a UK visa we may be able to offer sponsorship for this role.
- Experience in an acute clinical setting
- Level 3 Health and Social Care & Level 2 Maths and English (Or equivalent)