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Decontamination Assistant

Job Reference: 841-19-110-AJ

Employer:
Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Department:
Countywide - Dental
Location:
St Pauls Medical Centre- Dental
Salary:
£17,652-£19,020

In September 2017, we announced that our Trust Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) were planning to join. From October 2019, we hope to be one organisation providing integrated community mental health, physical health and learning disabilities services. The new Trust will be called Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

We are already working closely together but the benefits we really want for our communities can best be achieved if we become a single trust, delivering outstanding integrated physical and mental health care.

The aim of the proposed merger is to improve our services and ensure we are providing the most appropriate and seamless information, support and treatment for people with mental health issues, physical health problems or learning disabilities. It will mean we can help people as a ‘whole person’, not just separate conditions or symptoms. As healthcare professionals in the new Trust, you will be able to ensure better outcomes for service users which we know is really important to all clinical, medical and support professionals alike. For colleagues, it will also provide more opportunity to develop and realise your potential.

While our overall name will become Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, services in Herefordshire will be given their own, separate, name, which will be Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services.

The details of the merger will be finalised early September and the Trusts hope to be one organisation from 1st October 2019.

Both Trusts are high performing with ‘good’ CQC ratings and strong financial foundations.


Decontamination/Sterilisation Assistant

Band: 2

Salary: £17,652-£19,020

Hours: 37.5 hours (Full-time and part-time working will be considered as will flexible working patterns)

Contract: Fixed Term for6 months

Base: St Pauls Medical Centre, Cheltenham

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a decontamination/sterilisation assistant to work within Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust Community Dental Service in our Cheltenham clinic. You will provide a complete decontamination and sterilisation service to the dental clinics situated throughout Gloucestershire following strict policies and procedures as directed by the trust. You will be responsible for processing dental instruments and equipment ensuring all items are safe for use during treatment.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated individual, who has the ability to work within a team and also on one’s own initiative. You will have a good standard of education and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work well within a team are essential. You will mainly work at your base clinic; however you may also be required to work across the Gloucestershire Care Services Dental Clinics, to efficiently assist with the daily running of Dental treatment services. Experience is not essential as full training will be given.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check with an Adult & Children’s Barring List check. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.

 

Shortlisting Date: Friday 26th July 2019

Interview Date: TBC



Online Assessment
NHS 'Values for healthcare' challenge

As part of your application you are invited to complete the NHS 'Values for healthcare' challenge available at https://nhsvaluestool.e-lfh.org.uk/

All NHS employees share a belief in the quality of patient care. It is important that our shared beliefs are part of everything we do to ensure that our role has a positive impact on the lives of patients. Try one of the 'Values for healthcare' video challenges at the link above and find out whether you have what it takes to join the NHS.

You can choose any one of the featured job roles for your challenge - don't worry too much about having to match your choice exactly to the type of job role you are thinking about. You only need to follow one job role to complete the challenge.

If you are invited to interview you may be requested to bring a copy of the outcome of the 'Values for healthcare' challenge with you.


The Trust aims to promote a culture of inclusion, where colleagues understand and celebrate the diversity and different perspectives of our service users and colleagues.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The trust expects colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance relevant to the post.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHS jobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on 0300 421 8602.

Subsequent conditional offers of employment will be via NHS jobs followed by communication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service and pay grade.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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