Senior Healthcare Support Workers


Senior Healthcare Support Workers

Band 3 (£25,468 - £27,486)

NHS HIGHLAND, Golspie, Highland

  • Full time
  • Permanent

, 6 Jul | Get your application in now before you're too late!

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.

Exciting opportunities have arisen, for dedicated and compassionate Healthcare Support Workers at Cambusavie Unit, Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie, located in the heart of Sutherland.

The Unit provides care to up to 16 in-patients that require acute treatment led by our GP team, social assessment, and or rehabilitation provided by our allied healthcare professional team (AHP).

As a Senior Healthcare Support Worker, you will work under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) providing care as prescribed by them. This includes, but not limited to personal care, assisting patients to meet their nutritional and hydration needs, engaging them in meaningful activities and assisting the RN in their tasks.

You will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team, providing care for the patients, and will be expected to take part and contribute in daily and weekly meetings discussing the patients journey along with working with the AHP team assisting them delivering therapy to the patients.

Successful candidates will complete the Healthcare Support Worker Induction program and will be assigned an experienced Healthcare Support Worker buddy and a registered nurse who will oversee their induction and facilitate any learning and development that is required, including organisational and role mandatory learning.

Further opportunities for gaining new skills and developing the role will be provided by annual appraisals and a personal development plan will be developed at these.

These are permanent full/part-time vacancies, covering a 7-day rota and working a rotational contract (days and nights) and public holidays, in accordance with service requirements.

Informal enquiries should be made to Barry Cowell, Senior Charge Nurse, Lawson Memorial Hospital, Tel: or email:

Recruitment team can be contacted by e-mailing or by telephoning 01955 880404/880410.

Please quote Jobtrain reference 191083  on all correspondence


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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.