Job descriptionAre you a current nursing student? Would you like to work flexible shifts – that fit around your life? £13.02 per hour (including WTD Payment) Cardiff and Vale University Health Board are looking to recruit Nursing students as Health Care Support Workers to join our Temporary Staffing Bank. As a HCSW, you’ll be at the heart of everything we do, supporting the doctors, nurses and specialists ensuring the patient receives the best possible care. The successful applicants will be involved in direct and indirect care of our patients in line with agreed protocols. Some of the duties may include: Assisting with daily living activities such as eating, showering and using the toilet. Taking the patient’s observations such as blood pressure and temperature. Talking to patients and reassuring them. Assisting nurses and other staff when needed. Ensuring a high standard of infection control procedures, in accordance with our policies. Maintaining ward stocks, keeping storerooms organised, keeping clinical areas and equipment clean and tidy, and any other duties as delegated by nursing staff. To work in our team, you’ll need to demonstrate the core values as set out by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board; Kind and caring; Respectful;Trust and integrity;Personal responsibility. By joining our team within the Temporary Staffing Bank, you are in control of how many shifts and when you’d like to work, helping you achieve the perfect work/life balance. Opportunitiesarebased at the University Hospital of Wales, University Hospital Llandough including Hafan Y Coed Mental Health Hospital, St. David’s Hospital or within the local community. There are many benefits to working within our Temporary Staffing Bank, which include: Working flexible hours to suit you. Priority over agency workers. A choice of weekly or monthly pay. Treated as an internal applicant should you wish to apply for any permanent roles within the University Health Board. Access to a range of benefits, such as the NHS Pension Scheme and Staff Discounts. Acquire experience in supporting and providing services within a large University Health Board. Access to our staff support services, such as our Employee Wellbeing Service. Diverse opportunities to build upon your current knowledge and skills set. If you share our values and would like to join our Temporary Staffing Bank – we would love to receive your application! Cardiff and Vale University Health Boardis one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community. Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds. You will need to be a current nursing student to apply for this role. If you are a medical or midwifery student, you can also apply but will need to attend the relevant training. 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. The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
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