Acute & Emergency Support Worker
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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An exciting full time opportunity for 37.5 hours per week has become available to join the team on the Acute Assessment Unit at Maidstone Hospital for a Acute & Emergency Support Worker. We welcome applicants that are motivated and dedicated to providing high standards of patient care.
Main duties of the job
The Acute Assessment Unit is a 22 bedded AAU admitting patients referred by their GP's and the Emergency Department. Here patients are assessed with rapid access to the diagnostic services and plans of care quickly developed. Patients remain within the unit for a maximum of 48 hours and are admitted into specialty wards or discharged home. We maintain very close working relationships with all members of the multi-disciplinary team. The unit also has a functioning Ambulatory Emergency Care area that is constantly changing and developing
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.
15 May 2023
Agenda for change
£22,816 to £24,336 a year pa pro rata
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.
- oNVQ/Diploma level 3 in Healthcare (or equivalent healthcare qualification) or successful completion of a level 3 Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship.
- oFunctional skills English and maths level 2 or GCSE English and maths grades A*/9 - C/4.
- 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 18 months of employment.
- The care Certificate
- oEquivalent experience as a Healthcare Support Worker/Trainee in a care setting.
- .Knowledge of the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers (2013).
- .Knowledge of the common conditions/illnesses/complex needs of patients within the appropriate clinical specialty.
- .Insight into role and responsibilities of post.
- .Able to describe the importance of delivering high quality care to patients.
- .Knowledge of current healthcare issues.
- .Can understand and communicate factual information accurately.
- .Good interpersonal skills.
- .Basic information and communications technology (ICT) skills.
- ability to prioritise workload with supervision.
- .Can demonstrate practical skills to others.
- .Able to deliver patient care under the indirect supervision of the Registered Nurse/Midwife.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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