Senior Healthcare Support Worker
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic clinical support worker to join our Haematology Oncology Day Unit
The post holder will join the existing team to provide support and care for patients attending the treatment suite. They will work with colleagues supporting patients during their appointments, providing individualised and compassionate patient care.
You should possess excellent communication and organisational skills and be prepared to develop clinical skills, and be competent in venepuncture and performing ECG's. You should be visible and accessible with quality and standards as your priority. You will need to be flexible and resilient in order to cope with the demands of this busy day unit.
Main duties of the job
This post will require you to work 37.5 hours per week. Although this job is based at the the Pembury, site it may be necessary on rare occasions to travel to the Maidstone site for training/meetings.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.
The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.
The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.
We employ over 6,500 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.
16 May 2023
Agenda for change
£22,816 to £24,366 a year pro rota per annum
You will be expected to attend the Trusts 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 78nationalities 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
Interview Date: To be confirmed
- oFunctional skills English and maths level 1 or GCSE English and maths grade G/1 or above.
- oNVQ/Diploma level 3 in Healthcare (competencies assessed in a healthcare environment) or equivalent healthcare qualification, e.g. successful completion of a level 2 Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship.
- Internal applicants only: In the absence of the above qualifications, the job holder will be required to successfully complete a level 3 Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship within the first 13 months of employment.
- oFunctional skills English and maths level 2 or GCSE English and maths grades A*/9 - C/4. The Care Certificate
Experience & Knowledge
- Minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent experience as a Healthcare Support Worker/Trainee in a care setting.
- Previous experience in a care setting or day unit environment.
- Good understanding in oncology & haematology
- Demonstrate experience in specialty
- Previous experience in an acute hospital setting, preferably within a day unit environment
- Communication - able to read, write and perform simple calculations
- Personal and people development - good communication skills (written and verbal); can understand and communication factual information Information processing -
- Good interpersonal skills
- Basic keyboard skills
- Ability to prioritize workload with supervision
- Can demonstrate practical skills to others
- Able to relate and communicate with patients and staff at all levels and from different professions
- Adapts communication style as necessary and is able to work with and through others
- Information technology skills
- Venepuncture skills
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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