Nursing Auxiliary/Clinical Support Worker - CAU
University Hospital Crosshouse

Job reference: 113708

Location: University Hospital Crosshouse

Job closing date: 16/08/2022

Job posted date: 02/08/2022

Salary: Band 3 (£21,709 - £23,603)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery

Hours of work: Various

Department: CAU

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Ayrshire & Arran

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a CSW Band 3 within the Combined Assessment Unit.

The Clinical Support Worker role within CAU is wide and varied and can change throughout a shift. In collaboration with the shift coordinator and Senior Charge Nurse, the post holder will be able to adjust to the requirements of five very different care areas based on competence level, these are High and Medium Risk Initial assessment, Same Day Emergency Care, In-patient Area and Point of Care Testing Facility.

You must understand the different streams of care, and adapt to the different needs of the patients in these streams.

You must be able to prioritise your workload and work autonomously to achieve the shift requirements.

You must adhere to Safe Operating Procedures for existing processes incorporating Infection Control and Health & Safety requirements.

CAU has a large patient group and you must be supportive to the needs of the team 

Essential criteria for a Band 3 within CAU includes competence, willingness to work towards or appropriate previous experience with similar skills to the following:

•          Cannulation and Venepuncture

•          Performing ECG

•          Performing blood glucose monitoring

•          Undertaking vital sign monitoring

•          Point of Care (POC) swab testing and processing

Various hours are available, fixed-term for 12 months.

Informal enquiries ​​​​​​​are welcomed by Ashley Strannigan, Charge Nurse CAU on 01563 827467​​​​​​​

Applications are welcome from UK, EEA and non-EEA candidates.

EU Settlement Scheme - EU, EEA or Swiss nationals are strongly encouraged to join the EU Settlement Scheme prior to 30th June 2021.  As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to produce proof of your EU Settlement status from 1st July 2021 to demonstrate your Right to Work in the United Kingdom.  Further information: Existing employees may be asked to provide evidence of their EU Settlement Status from 1st July 2021.