The Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust currently care of approximately 5,000,000 people in the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells area. The Trust operates from two primary sites, our new state of the art Tunbridge Wells Hospital and Maidstone Hospital.
The Specialist Medicine/Acute and Geriatric Directorate are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic Clinical Support Workers to be part of an ever growing team to work on Edith Cavell, a Respiratory COVID Ward. This post requires the applicant to be motivated, a team player and to be enthusiastic in the patients journey. The Individual is expected to show kindness and compassion to help our Patients through their Hospital stay. The post requires a Clinical Support Worker who can multitask and manage their time well to ensure safe and timely care. The Clinical Support Worker will work closely with the Staff Nurses and the wider Nursing and Multidisciplinary Teams.
You will be full supported and given training where appropriate in order to be able to deliver the care the patients need.
The Directorate believe in the trusts values of PRIDE and work to ensure that these are part of the patients and families journey.
If you believe that you are that person and would like to work with us then we would look forward to meeting you and reading your application.
These posts are full time internal rotation of 37.5 hours per week, however, part time hours can be considered.
You will be expected to attend the Trust’s Clinical Induction Programme for Clinical Support Workers (which starts on the first day of employment). The programme is full-time (please contact the CSW Induction Programme Lead if this is going to be problematic: firstname.lastname@example.org), lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling to both Trust sites. The programme includes 2 supernumerary shifts in the clinical area (an early and a late shift), all of the other days are classroom-based and run from 9am to 5pm
Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)
We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients. We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment. We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics
Closing Date: Sunday 16th August 2020
Interviews: Thursday 27th August 2020
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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