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Clinical Support Worker

Job Reference: 416-PC5504

Employer:
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Department:
416 Outpatients Dept
Location:
Bedford
Salary:
£17,652 to £19,020 pa

Bedford NHS Trust is a uniquely situated NHS Trust with a relatively small footprint with up to 410 beds and over 2700 staff supporting a planned and reactive healthcare service to a cohort of over 300,000. We foster a community spirit within our Hospital underpinned by our Values which allow us to carry out our ethos; “Every Patient Matters”.

The Trust Boards of Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital are working towards becoming a single new NHS Foundation Trust with effect from 1st April 2020. This will bring many benefits for patients and opportunities for staff. Both hospitals will retain their identity with individual hospital names and key services will remain on both sites and be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area. Further information is available via the Trust's website.


Would you like to work for a Trust in which you can make a real difference? Would you like to be recognised for your effort and hard work?

Bedford NHS Trust is a uniquely situated NHS Trust with a relatively small footprint with up to 410 beds and over 2700 staff supporting a planned and reactive healthcare service to a cohort of over 300,000. We foster a community spirit within our Hospital underpinned by our Values which allow us to carry out our ethos; “Every Patient Matters”:

Because of our unique position, Bedford has a great community spirit and working environment and can provide a great platform for you to continue to grow as a professional. We are also very passionate about furthering your potential by creating different pathways, whether that being via further education, internal / external training, through to providing varied experience via Rotation or even a specialist provision dependent upon the position, the choice is yours!

The Outpatients department is the ‘front door to our trust’ and is committed to providing a first class service & ensuring patient experience, quality and patient safety outcomes are met.

Due to a current vacancy in main Outpatients, we require a band 2 clinical support worker to join our existing nursing team although part time job share will be considered.

What will I be doing in my new role?

Due to an internal vacancy within Beeden house outpatients department, we require a Band 2 Clinical support Worker to work 20 hours per week. Our busy outpatient department areas hold a variety of clinics across several department areas covering different specialities including medicine, surgery, cardiology, chest clinic and ENT. Although these posts are based in Beeden house,you may be required to work in other OPD areas.

The successful candidate should have excellent interpersonal, communication & organisational skills and to be able to work under pressure as the department’s activity is growing all the time in line with Government targets.

*This position is for flexible working patterns including evenings and weekend working*.

What about the department I will Join?

This post will be based in Beeden house, however, may involve rotation to other OPD areas.

You will be joining a team of both qualified nurses and clinical support workers who work in all 3 key areas which specialise in all specialities i.e. medicine, surgery, breast, colorectal etc.

You will be expected to have excellent communication skills and be able to prioritise your workload.

You will be responsible for the day to day coordination and management a clinic/s ensuring patients receive a gold standard service.

Although we have a very strong learning and development function, we appreciate you will need to have acquired some skills and experience from your career you will require in order for your time with us to be a real success. These can be found in the Person and Job Description attachment on NHS Jobs. However we have highlighted three of them below:

  1. To be able to prepare clinical areas for clinics and have an awareness and competence of the decontamination procedures and policies.
  2. To be able to assist the clinicians in undertaking sterile procedures including fine needle biopsies.
  3. To organise own work load and take responsibility for the maintenance of the work areas.

Want to know more?

The hospital has grown significantly especially within the last 30 years. It now provides a wide range of services which include beds for Care of the Elderly, ENT, General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynaecology, Neonatal, Obstetrics, Oncology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Vascular Surgery, Breast Surgery and Urology. A modern Accident and Emergency Department includes a 6-bedded observation ward. The Critical Care Complex provides both High Dependency and Intensive Care beds to a maximum capacity of 12 beds.

Bedford Hospital is situated in a beautiful part of the UK in the county of Bedfordshire. Bedford is a quaint riverside town with easy access to quiet unspoilt countryside, which can become useful after a fulfilling shift. Bedford is one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan town in the UK with over 50 different ethnic groups represented.




Candidate Care

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust values employee care highly. We will ensure all applicants receive some form of notification/decision throughout the application process. Please ensure your application details are correct as the majority of correspondence is sent digitally (Email / Text).

Please note that we do execute the right to close vacancies early should it be deemed that a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Equality & Diversity and Inclusion

Bedford, a fantastic place to live, It’s one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan town in the UK with over 50 different ethnic groups represented. We too are an advocate of diversity and strive to mirror our community as much possible so we particularly welcome applications from BAME groups.

The Trust is equally keen to receive applications from any of the 9 protected characteristics as we do not tolerate any form of discrimination within the trust.

Safeguarding

We take safeguarding very seriously at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust to ensure the safety of our patients which includes children and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants’ offer of employment will be subject to stringent pre-employment checks which include DBS, valid references and more. Please note that providing false information is an offence and could result in the application being rejected; or summary dismissal/police action if an applicant has been selected. We have also implemented this into the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

A copy of the DBS code of Practice is available on request.

Probationary Period

For all Agenda for Change posts these are subject to the successful completion of a probationary period of 6 months within which the notice period for both you and Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is Four weeks.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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