Healthcare Support Worker
Trainee Clinical Support Worker
Band 2 Apprenticeship (Annex 21 Pay: Arrangements for pay and banding of trainees £13,942.60 - £14,938.50 pa pro rata)
Clinical Support Worker
Band 2 (£18,870 - £19,918 pa pro rata)
Band 2 (£18,575.94 pa pro rata) with progression to Band 2 (£18,870 - £19,918 pa pro rata) upon completion of Care Certificate
Our Healthcare Support Workers play a vital role in providing excellent care to our patients.
You could be one of them. And change lives, every single day.
We have opportunities for you whether you are new to care who would you like to start a career within the NHS, or you are an experienced Healthcare Support Worker — healthcare assistant, nursing assistant, theatre support worker, maternity support worker, community support worker and more.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for enthusiastic, well-motivated individuals to join our friendly and supportive teams in our clinical areas within our two hospital sites — Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital. We want people who will live our values and work together to deliver our vision of ‘Exceptional People, Outstanding Care’.
You have 3 entry routes to join MTW.
- Trainee Clinical Support Worker – for those who are new to care; or have less than 1 year healthcare experience.
- Clinical Support Worker – for those who have both healthcare qualification and have more than 1 year healthcare experience.
- Healthcare Assistant – for those who have no healthcare qualification and have more than 1 year healthcare experience.
See attached document (Recruitment Routes for Healthcare Support Workers).
Please ensure that you provide a supporting statement and indicate the role that you are intending to apply.
Main duties of the job
The role exists to provide a multi-skilled worker who, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse/Midwife, supports the Multidisciplinary Team with clinical and non-clinical practices in order to provide patient centred care.
For more information about the HCSW roles, pathways and career progression in MTW, please see the link of webinar below and attached job descriptions
Working for our organisation
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.
The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.
The Trust’s core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients – the first of its kind in the country.
We employ over 6,500 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
We would encourage all employee’s working for the NHS that you keep yourself protected against COVID-19. Please follow the link below to find out more information and to book your COVID-19 vaccine today
You will be expected to attend the Trust’s Clinical Induction Programme for Clinical Support Workers (which starts on the first day of employment). The programme is full-time (please contact the Training Co-ordinator for CSWs if this is going to be difficult: mtw-tr.CSWTraining@nhs.net), lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling to both Trust sites. The programme includes 3 supernumerary shifts in the clinical area (an early and a late shift), all of the other days are a combination of classroom-based/face to face training and remote/online learning.
Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)
We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients. We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment. We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics
- For the job ready CSW position an NVQ/Diploma level 2 in Healthcare or an equivalent healthcare qualification (competencies must have been assessed in a healthcare environment).
- For the Trainee CSW position Commitment to undertake and successfully complete the level 2 Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship (which includes the Care Certificate and functional skills English and maths level 1).
- For the Healthcare Assistant position, Commitment to complete the Care Certificate within the 6-month probation period. For applicants with no Numeracy and/or Literacy qualifications: Commitment to complete the Functional Skills Level 1 Maths and English. Upon Induction, HCA will be enrolled for Functional Skills Maths and/or English qualifications to be completed within the first year of employment via Trust’s training provider
- For the job ready CSW role and the Healthcare Assistant role a minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent experience as a Healthcare Support Worker or Trainee in a care setting.
- or for the Trainee CSW Insight into role and responsibilities of post and the level 2 Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship.
- For the job ready CSW position and the Healthcare Assistant role GCSE English grade G/1 (or above) or Functional Skills English level 1.
- For the job ready CSW position and the Healthcare Assistant role GCSE maths grade G/1 (or above) or Functional Skills maths level 1.
- For the Trainee CSW position these qualifications are desirable and not essential
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Francis Martinez
- Job title
- Nurse Recruitment and Retention Lead
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 07707 650769