Healthcare Assistant – Renal Unit – NHS Scotland – Kilmarnock

NHS Scotland

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.

The renal unit has an exciting opportunity for a Health Care Assistant to join our team. The posts will be based in the renal unit in the University Hospital Crosshouse however you may be asked to work in the satellite renal unit in the University Hospital Ayr. The shifts will consist of day and nightshifts in University Hospital Crosshouse and day shifts in University Hospital Ayr.

You are required to have SVQ 2 qualifications or equivalent health care certificate and auxiliary nurse experience is essential and/or experience of working within RDU.

As a nursing auxiliary you will be involved in the preparation of the patient, the dialysis machine and the environment in order for the registered nurse to deliver the patients dialysis therapy. Moving and handling will be a large part of the role as well as recording physiological measurements, weights and working with needles and blood products.

You will be involved in ordering, storing and preparing stock required for the renal unit so good computer skills are essential.

You must possess good interpersonal and communication skill and be committed to learning and development as there is a comprehensive training package involving research and practical applications and further development opportunities with gaining SVQ 3 qualifications and completing learnpro modules. It is essential that the qualifications are achieved at level 3 in order to maintain the post holder at a band 3.

Full driving licence is required.

Post 1: 30 hours, Permanent.

​​​​​​​Post 2: 30 hours, Fixed Term/Secondment opportunity until 28 August 2023.

We would strongly advise you to visit the unit before applying for the post. All enquiries to SCN Fiona McFadyen, DCN Kimbersoey Ferguson.

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

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.

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