Senior Healthcare Support Worker


Senior Healthcare Support Worker

Band 3 (£25,468 - £27,486)

NHS HIGHLAND, Lower Soroba, Argyll and Bute

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 1 week ago, 1 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Would you like to work in the place where you will be part of supportive and welcoming team and will have an opportunity to make a difference for the patients?

We are looking for a Senior Healthcare Support Worker to  work within ward A with occasional rotation to Day Bed Unit A at Lorn & Islands Hospital in Oban.

Ward A is open 24/7 and admits acute surgical and medical patients.

Day bed unit is operational Monday to Friday with core hours 7:30am to 5pm . In day bed unit we admit patients attending endoscopy and surgical procedures. Rotation to days and nights is essential to this post.

It can be busy at times but it is very rewarding.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to assess, plan and implement care for surgical patients within scope of practice.  Applicants should also have good communication and interpersonal skills and work well within a team.

It is desirable applicants have previous experience working in a general surgical ward or acute setting but induction and training will be provided.

The successful applicant will work predominantly on the ward but will be flexible to the needs of the service as occasionally help in the Day Bed Unit may be required.

This advert may close prematurely if a high volume of applicants are received.

Informal Enquiries:
Kinga Cholewa, Senior Charge Nurse


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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.

Care and compassion

Dignity and respect

Openness, honesty and responsibility

Quality and teamwork

NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.