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Nursing Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Nursing
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
396-HCSW-KINGSTON
Site
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Town
Kingston Upon Thames
Salary
£21,789 - £23,121 pa Inclusive HCAS (15%)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
28/02/2021 23:59

Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country – close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

We employ 3,300+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.

The South West London Collaborative Bank

Kingston Hospital is a part of the local South West London Collaborative and offer competitive bank rates to work across the three NHS trusts: St Georges, Kingston Hospital and Epsom & St Helier. Our Smart App booking system makes life easier for flexible working!

Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits

The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance
-Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 – Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.
-HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.

Trust Values

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has five key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are: 

- Caring – Design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants.
- Safe – Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first
- Responsible – All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation
- Value Each Other – Value each other's contribution
- Inspiring - We always strive to empower each other to develop and deliver improvements to benefit our patients


 

Are you interested in supporting your local NHS Hospital or been inspired to help others during the ongoing COVID Pandemic?

Are you looking for a meaningful career, where you can truly make a difference in someone else's life?

Experience is not essential, however it is preferred and we are looking for individuals with a desire to deliver compassionate care to our patients, promote our Trust values and are committed to providing high quality nursing care to our patients which full training will be provided

Nursing Assistants are key members of our team and work in a variety of our adult impatient areas, delivering care in every imaginable setting, and are invariably the people who deliver the majority of hands-on nursing care, providing you with great job satisfaction from your role.

KHFT prides itself on providing high quality care which you could play an important part in. Working as a Nursing Assistant at KHFT is a great opportunity as you will be able to learn and develop a set of skills to care for patients in any acute setting. It could be a stepping stone to start a career in Nursing or another Healthcare related profession. We encourage enthusiasm and motivation to meet the challenging demands of the job

Personal development is encouraged and you will have access to training and development within your role. We have an established Nursing Assistant forum, which provided peer support, opportunities to meet the Executive team, as well as bite size training sessions on a range of topics. All successful applicants will undertake the Care Certificate and be supported through the process by the Practice Development Team. The Care Certificate aims to equip health and social care support workers with the knowledge and skills which they need to provide safe compassionate care.

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be the first acute Trust in south west London to gain Foundation Trust status in 2013, and in late 2018 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as ''Outstanding'' for overall quality and leadership and we want you to join in our success.

If you think you have the skills and ability to care for patients and enjoy working within a team then we look forward to reading your application.

The application process consists of the following stages:

1. Shortlisting of applications

2. Assessment via MS Teams consisting of a comprehension and maths paper

3. Interview via MS Teams

There will be a choice of different departments that you could work in and we will look to match you to the ward/department that best meets your skills and our need.

In 100-150 WORDS complete the following: I would contribute to the Trust Values of caring, safety, being responsible and valuing each other and inspiring  by....

Insert this in your application at the beginning of the section ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Previous candidates who have applied in the last 6 months and who have been unsuccessful need not apply

You will be required to undertake and successfully complete the new national care certificate within a 12 week time frame for which you will receive full training and support at basic or higher level depending on previous experience. The Care certificate sets out 15 national care standards that must be achieved by all health and social care staff to demonstrate that they have the skills and knowledge needed to provide safe and excellent quality of care.

This is a condition of your continued employment and must be achieved by the end of your first 6 months of employment, but if you already have a national care certificate you will be required to evidence this at interview.

Assessment Date:  Saturday 27th February 2021

Interview Date:  Wednesday 3rd March 2021

We will close this advert early if we receive sufficient number of applicants.

 

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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 hereWork in the UK. 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 hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. 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 (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Please email khft.practicedevelopmentnurses@nhs.net if you require any additional information or would like to discuss further.