Activity Support Worker

NHS Tayside
Closing date
7 Aug 2021

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to create Activity Support Worker posts until 31 March 2022. This opportunity can be undertaken as a secondment for existing NHS employees or fixed term for external applicants.

The post holder will deliver and facilitate meaningful activity for inpatients within the learning disability wards at Strathmartine Hospital on an individual or group basis, within the hospital setting and in the community. The post holder will work to support high quality care that recognises the importance of everyday meaningful interaction or engagement has on individual health and wellbeing.

The Activity Support Worker will actively work to enhance person-centred care within the clinical areas, supporting ongoing developing practice within NHS Tayside in line with national guidance and local policy, e.g., Improving Observation Practice.

The post holder will receive clinical supervision from an AHP in addition to facilitated Action Learning.

NHS Tayside is a Values Based Organisation and is both passionate about and committed to the values of NHS Scotland which are:
  • Dignity and Respect
  • Openness, Honest and Responsibility
  • Quality and Teamwork
  • Care and Compassion

Your performance must comply with the national "Mandatory Induction Standards for Healthcare Support Workers 2009" and with the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers.

Informal enquiries to: Danielle Gorrie, Senior Nurse 07875265511

Hours of work are: A range of shifts between the hours of 0800- 2200

37.5hrs per week over 7days x 3

Fixed Term/ Secondment until 31.03.2022

Internal candidates: Written approval must be sought from your line manager prior to applying for this as a secondment. You will be required to bring this if shortlisted for interview.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email. Please check your emails regularly including your junk/ spam folder.

NHS Tayside is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community

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