VICTORIA HOSPITAL, KIRKCALDY
EMERGENCY CARE DIRECTORATE - ADMISSIONS UNIT 1
REF NO: HH532/10/17JE
SALARY: £16,532 - £18,903 PRO RATA
BAND 2 - HOURS: VARIOUS
Admissions Unit 1 is based within phase 3 of Victoria Hospital. This department has 38 in-patient beds and attached is a 6 trolley spaced GP assessment area. This department receives acute medical patients who require assessment from G.P.s, A&E and clinics.
We are looking for a Nursing Assistant to join our new team to assist the nursing staff in maintaining a high standard of care and an organised, clean environment, supporting patient flow through the department and onto other clinical areas. We need your commitment to ensure the patient journey is a positive experience.
You must have an interest in acute medicine, preferably with some experience or a good knowledge base of medical conditions and be willing to carry out venepuncture, cannulation, blood pressure monitoring, base line monitoring and catheterisation; training for this will be given.
You must have good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to plan and prioritise workloads in this busy and demanding unit. You must be a team player who can be flexible with all shift patterns to meet the needs of the service. Having IT skills is also advantageous.
Knowledge of infection control precautions and health and safety would also be positive attributes.
Although the department is a very busy work environment it provides an excellent opportunity for learning new skills and the ability to develop in the role.
If successful in your application, you will be offered the opportunity to undertake an SVQ2 or SVQ3 (dependent on band) in Health and Social Care, approximately 9 months after taking up post. It is expected that you complete this qualification, which will be fully funded by NHS Fife. Your Line Manager will provide you with more information once you are in post
For informal enquiries please contact Senior Charge Nurse Wendy Hutchison onext 20808 or Senior Charge Nurse Sharon Crabb onext 29960.
A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment.
NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. All applicants are required to confirm their right to work in the UK in their application. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK), European Community (EC) or European Economic Area National please state the visa category under which you are legally entitled to work in the UK on your application form and the expiry date of your leave to remain in the UK.
You can request an application pack by email quoting the job reference number. Our email address is .
We will acknowledge all returned application forms within 24 hours of receipt.
We do not accept CV applications. Applications may be considered on a job share basis.
CLOSING DATE: 12 NOON ON FRIDAY 23RD MARCH 2018