Hywel dda Careers – Out of hours Operative

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We are looking for a part-time Out of Hours Operatives to cover driving and reception roles within Pembrokeshire. The position will be mainly based in Withybush General Hospital. The hours available will vary but the successful candidates will need to commit to a mixture of evening, weekend and Bank Holiday work .

The role of the Out of Hours Operative is to carry out a variety of supporting actions to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of the out of hour’s service. This will include the safe recording, handling and dissemination of patient information and effective communication with other clinical and ancillary members of the out of hours team.

The Out of Hours Operative will also be responsible for the safe transport of clinicians to patients own homes as well as ensuring the vehicle is roadworthy and appropriately equipped.

It is the role of the OOH Operative to check the drug stocks both in the reception area and also in the drugs boxes that are used in the car.

Operatives will also be trained in “Skills to Care” and will be deployed in support of clinical services as a Health Care Support Worker (HCSW).

The role involves a mixture of reception and driving duties. The role will involve some health care duties and the skills to care course is required to have been completed or an understanding that the candidate will complete the course is a requirement of the appointment.

Driving duties including checking the car and equipment at the beginning of each shift to ensure that they are fit for purpose.

Reception duties include receiving patients into the waiting room, admin duties and potential observations on patients ie BP, temperature, etc.

We Do This In Partnership With Our Three Local Authorities And Public, Private And Third Sector Colleagues, Including Our Volunteers, Through

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales.

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Kerry Evans Job title: Deputy Manager 3 Counties OOH Service Email address: [email protected] Telephone number: 01437 772379



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