Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to undertake the role of Dementia Support Worker to join our dedicated nursing teams on Mason Trauma & Orthopaedic Ward. 

The new Dementia Support work post holder will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team in order to plan, organise and facilitate a comprehensive range of individualised, group and one to one activities for the inpatients in the acute care of the elderly wards. They will promote and encourage appropriate, individualised level of patient participation and facilitate patient activities that promote social interaction, enhance self esteem and help to maintain or enhance functional ability. They will support the multi disciplinary team in the assessment of patients with functional disorders and ensure their nutritional status is monitored.

The successful applicants must have excellent communication and organisational skills and have the ability to deliver the highest standards of care in a demanding environment.

Main duties of the job

To provide a social environment and relevant activities appropriate to patient needs with minimum supervision.

To work in collaboration with other staff.

Maintain a safe, clean working area and ensure that all tools, materials and equipment are appropriately used and stored and are in good working order adhering to Infection Control guidelines.

Participation in the organisation of the unit in conjunction with nursing and other colleagues to ensure the ward environment meets patient needs.

To liaise with other Activities Coordinators and Occupational Therapy staff to enhance the scope of activities available to patients on the unit.

Working for our organisation

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

Person specification


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    Applicant requirements

    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.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

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