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Health Care Assistant (Clinical Support Worker). Job in Stevenage Care Jobs

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Job Type
Full Time
13 May 2022
Are you looking to develop a career within healthcare? Do you want to work in a hospital setting, helping to provide quality care to patients? Do you want to learn and develop your personal qualifications, while also working? Then this may be the role for role for you!

East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is currently recruiting for the post of Clinical Support Worker, to work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse to provide a high standard of patient care.

We currently have opportunities for CSWs for our unplanned and planned divisions.

Unplanned - Our unplanned division (previously known as medicine division) is made up of medicine and Women's & Children's area, which includes departments such as emergency department (A&E) and acute medical Unit, as well as general Medicine wards, where departments are based on medicine specialists such as stroke, diabetes, respiratory, renal, elderly care and children's wards.

Planned - Our planned division (previously known as Surgery division) is made up of main theatres, day surgery, orthopaedics, critical care, gastro and after surgery recovery ward.

*You must be 18+ to undertake this post.*

The ideal candidate will be:
* Kind and caring
* Friendly and approachable
* Able to follow instruction and procedures in line with Trust Policy
* Able to demonstrate using own initiative
* Be flexible

Some of the responsibilities within the role of Clinical Support Worker are:
* Communicating with patients
* Working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse/Midwife
* Washing / dressing patients
* Taking patients physiological observations
* Making beds and cleaning bed areas
* Serving meals and assisting feeding patients
* Talking / listening to patients

The Trust can also offer you a flexible career approach to learning which comprises of a "step on" and "step off" option.

*This is a training post, while applicants must undertake Care certificate or 16 months apprenticeship.*

***Applicants will be invited to part take in an online diagnostic assessment of Maths and English in relation to the apprenticeship**

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:

• The Lister Hospital, Stevenage

• New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City

• Hertford County, Hertford

• Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

In the paragraphs above you have read an overview about the role we would like to offer and general information about main duties of the post holder. Main role requirements are below:
* Minimum level 1 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy
* Ability to communicate in a variety of settings with patients of varying levels of understanding
* Self-motivated
* Flexibility and team participation
* Basic IT skills- ability to use keyboard or willingness to develop
* Basic understanding of NHS issues
* Understanding of, and commitment to, equality, diversity and inclusion

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent, Fixed term contract, Apprenticeship
Part-time hours: 37.5 per week

Salary: £18,870.00-£19,918.00 per year

* Employee discount
* 12 hour shift
* Day shift
* Night shift
* Weekend availability

Application question(s):
* Have you been a resident in the UK for at least 3 year
* This is a training post, where if successful you will be enrolled onto a training programme to undertake Care Certificate or/and an 16 months apprenticeship. Please confirm you are willing to undertake training programme

Shift availability:
* Day shift (preferred)
* Night shift (preferred)
* Overnight shift (preferred)
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  • Job Reference: 591899295-2
  • Date Posted: 13 May 2022
  • Employer: East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: NHS
  • Job Type: Full Time