Engagement Support Worker
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To assist staff with direct and indirect patient care through engagement activities within clearly defined limits and attainment of define competence. To work without direct supervision using initiative within the level of competence.
Main duties of the job
To support multidisciplinary ward staff to deliver a multi-component prevention of delirium and support vulnerable patients who have a suspected diagnosis or confirmed diagnosis of dementia using activity as a therapeutic medium to support recovery.
Working for our organisation
Ward 6 is a 22 bedded unit which specialises in elderly medicine. This often means our patients have an element of delirium or established dementia which is why the Engagement Support Workers are a crucial part of the team. Our Team strives to provide the best care possible through our quality improvement work which successful candidates will have the opportunity to be a part of.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To work with the nursing team to support patient's in engagement activities which will prevent delirium and support patients in orientation.
- Health Specific NVQ Level 2 or 3 (or equivalent) or equivalent acute health care experience.
- GCSE English grade 9-2 (A* - E) or equivalent
- Previous employment within a healthcare environment, working with older people.
- Experience of developing activities for working with groups.
- Experience of working with patients with Dementia
- Knowledge of the conditions of delirium and dementia
- Awareness of Delirium prevention and management strategies
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Sarah Bray
- Job title
- Ward Manager
- Email address
- Telephone number
If you have problems applying, contact
Workforce and Organisational Development
- 01484 343369
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