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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/09/2021.

Theatre Support Worker

Job Reference: 365-A-21-157344

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Alexandra Hospital, Redditch
£18,546 to £19,918 Per Annum

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

We’re a large organisation, providing acute services from the Alexandra Hospital (Redditch), Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital (Worcester) to a population of over 575,000 people in Worcestershire, as well as caring for patients from surrounding counties and further afield. We also manage a Surgery ward at Evesham Community Hospital.

Our workforce is nearly 6,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

It’s an exciting time to join the Trust. In partnership with staff, patients and partners, we are developing of our Clinical Services Strategy which will outline how our services will be organised effectively across our sites into the future. Our Clinical Services Strategy will build on the improvements already put in place in recent years, following the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire review which has seen improved outcomes in a number of areas, including maternity and children’s services.

Our objectives are simple:

  • Best services for local people

  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients

  • Best use of resources

  • Best people.

If you can help us to achieve these; if your vision matches our vision; and you believe in Putting Patients First, we would love to hear from you!

In return, we commit to investing in our staff to ensure that we retain and develop the right people, with the right skills, who care about and take pride in, putting patients first.

Alexandra General Hospital Theatre Support Workers (Band 2)

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role? Do you want a job where no two days are the same?

Due to a redesign of our staffing levels we need highly motivated and suitably dedicated personnel for numerous available positions as a Theatre Support Worker working in Worcestershire Acute Trust Operating Theatres. You will be based at our site in Redditch, however you may be asked to work at our other sites if required.

You will encounter a wide range of surgical patients visiting our departments including; Gynaecology, General, lower GI, Upper GI, Emergencies, Urology, Trauma and Orthopaedics.

You will need to have a flexible attitude to work, be able to cope under pressure and have a real team ethic. Part of your role is to support the theatre team and you will be directly involved in the patients care, including performing paperwork checks, escorting our patients to and from theatres and communicating important information to the team in the anaesthetic room/theatre. You will also be part of the team circulating for the scrub practitioner, ensuring that any specimens received are correctly documented for instance and much more. You will also be taking instructions from the wider team, who will also listen to your concerns regarding the care of the patient.

This post is a full time position covering a 7 day working week on a variable shift pattern. You may be expected to work occasional evening shifts, night shifts weekends and on calls from home. Part-time and flexible working patterns will be considered dependant on experience.

You will be expected to attend the Trust’s Clinical Induction Programme which lasts 2 days (which you shall attend in the first initial weeks of employment). As well as completing a variety of e-learning modules.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at an enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children).

So if you want a new start, there couldn’t be a better time to join us!

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Important information about your application

**** Please be aware that job adverts may close before the published closing date, if we have a high volume of applications, so we recommend getting your application in as quickly as possible. ****

  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
  • By accepting a position within our Trust you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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