Health Care Support Worker
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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Medway Eye Unit is part of the Ophthalmic services provided by Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. This covers a wide area for patients from West Kent, North Kent and East Sussex.
There are 3 sites with the main hub at Maidstone and smaller units at Medway and Tunbridge Wells.
We have a vacancy at our Medway site for a full time Clinical Support Worker to support our team looking after patients attending adult and children's outpatient clinics and pre-assessment clinics for a variety of eye conditions. We also receive inpatient referrals from Medway Hospital.
You may be required to work across sites and to be flexible with shift work. We do work over six days and have a flexible working policy.
Previous experience of working in a hospital would be an advantage. Full training can be given to learn specialist skills and achieve competencies.
Main duties of the job
You will be assisting with vision testing, carrying out some diagnostic and monitoring tests, for example: OCT and Visual Field Testing, assisting with pre-operative assessment for surgery ( surgery carried out at other units) intravitreal injection clinics, checking eye pressures and baseline observations.
You will be able to use hospital IT systems. Team work and good time management essential.
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.
Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions
Following your Corporate Induction 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 ifthis is going to be problematic: firstname.lastname@example.org),lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling tobothTrust sites.Theprogramme includes 2 supernumerary shiftsin the clinical area (an early and a late shift),all of the other days are classroom-based andrun 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)
At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.