• Full Time
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Job overview

Clinical Support Worker
Band 2 (£18,546 – £19,918 pa pro rata)
Permanent
Various working patterns

Our clinical areas and wards in both hospital sites (Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital) are looking for enthusiastic, well-motivated and experienced Clinical Support Workers or Healthcare Assistants to join our friendly and supportive teams.

Main duties of the job

As a band 2 Clinical Support Worker, you must have ‘ both ’ of the following qualifications and experience :

Qualifications

  • The Care Certificate or
  • Work-based NVQ/Diploma level 2 in Healthcare (or equivalent healthcare qualification) or successful completion of a level 2 Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship.
  • Experience

  • A minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent experience as a Healthcare Support Worker or Trainee in a care setting.
  • Literacy and Numeracy

  • Functional skills English and maths level 1 or GCSE English and maths grade D/3 or above. (If you don’t have the appropriate English and maths qualifications, your application will be considered and, if appointed, you would be required to achieve functional skills level 1 in English and maths by the end of the first year of employment.
  • Working for our organisation

    Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

    The Trust operates award-winning Emergency Departments at both hospitals. It is the fifth largest cancer centre in the country, providing specialist cancer services to around 1.8 million people across Kent, Medway and East Sussex. The Trust treats people from two sites based at Maidstone Hospital and Kent and Canterbury Hospital, and also runs outpatient clinics across multiple locations in the county.

    The Ophthalmology department at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is the largest specialised eye unit in the South-East of England, serving a total population of 1 million and ensuring that there is treatment available for all eye conditions locally.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    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)

    As an inclusive employer, we are committed to having a diverse workforce and being a Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Committed Employer we are working to create a workplace that enables all staff to reach their full potential. We, therefore, encourage applications from BME people, LGBT+ people and people with disabilities.

    Interview Date: To be confirmed

    Person specification

    Qualifications

    Essential criteria

  • NVQ/Diploma level 2 in Healthcare or an equivalent healthcare qualification (competencies must have been assessed in a healthcare environment).
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent experience as a Healthcare Support Worker or Trainee in a care setting.
  • Education

    Essential criteria

  • GCSE English grade G/1 (or above) or Functional Skills English level 1.
  • – GCSE maths grade G/1 (or above) or Functional Skills maths level 1.
  • Please take time to customise your personal statement to ensure it accurately reflects the position you are applying for, and that your application is checked for errors / omissions prior to submission. Please note that incomplete applications may not be submitted for shortlisting. We experience high levels of applications for many of our vacancies and therefore recommend that you submit your application as early as possible in order to ensure it is considered if the vacancy is closed early.

    Please contact the Recruiting Manager for an informal discussion should you have any queries relating to the role for which you are applying. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via an email as soon as possible after the closing date. Should you receive an invitation to attend interview, please confirm or decline your attendance. Interview slots will then be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

    We support staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act to eliminate discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with protected characteristics.

    After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system and Human Resources personnel.

    Applicant requirements

    Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship . It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form.Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found .Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

    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.

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