Health Care Assistant – Sevenoaks Hospital/Edenbridge Hospital Outpat Job at Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust – in Sevenoaks

Job Description

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Previous applicants from 2020/2021 need not apply.

KCHFT is rated as Outstanding by the CQC, which means we are really very good at providing care to the people in our Community and our staff think it’s great place to work.

We are looking for a Health Care Assistant with a passion for providing high quality care to join our outpatients team. You will be working in our Outpatient Departments between Sevenoaks and Edenbridge Hospitals within the clinical team, delivering care to patients attending outpatients appointments.

The Outpatient clinical area is a diverse, multidisciplinary environment which requires flexible and adaptable skills, an aptitude to learn and a motivation to develop your own clinical skills in line with the progressive service delivery, however experience of working within an Outpatients environment would be an advantage, it is not essential.

The Outpatient departments are open Monday to Friday and this role will consist of 5 hour and 9 hour shift combinations between 08.00 and 17.30 and therefore flexibility is essential. The service currently operates Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). We welcome flexible working arrangements, and do our best to offer a range of hours to ensure your work life balance is supported.

Successful applicants are required to have the qualification level specified in the person specification in order to carry out the job, however, we do welcome applicants from individuals wishing to further their knowledge and skills and to gain this recognised qualification, which we will support. So if you do not have the essential qualification for the role, this may not be an automatic barrier to you being offered an interview.

If successful at interview but do not have the essential qualification for the role, we will employ you as trainee and will support you to gain this qualification. You will develop new skills and knowledge whilst working with an established team, gaining valuable work experience and continuing to get paid. Once you receive the qualification you will automatically move into the position advertised.

We are following the current guidelines regarding interviewing; therefore we will be conducting virtual interviews via Microsoft Teams on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd June 2021.

You will also receive a call after the advert closes to have a chat about your aspirations.

We welcome applications from all groups in the community and will accommodate needs and make adjustments wherever possible. We welcome applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and those covered by the Equalities Act.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Name Helen Wooldridge

Job title Matron

Telephone number 01732 470376

As a dynamic organisation, with a fast changing service provision we take a flexible approach in terms of what we are able to offer. This means that we reserve the right to change the hours detailed in this advert to full time or part-time to meet the service requirements. Please note that the salary stated is based on full time working and will be pro rata for part time working.

Agenda for Change posts based within the Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley areas also receive 5% high cost area allowance on top of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum of £1,762. Please note that this element does not apply to bank positions.

We are committed to a policy of equality in all our employment practices and strive to eliminate unfair discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. Equality of opportunity is a high priority within the Trust. The Trust will not unlawfully, unfairly or unreasonably discriminate or treat individuals less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, age, race, nationality or ethnic origin.

Please contact us if you need the application form in an alternative format.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not short-listed for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us in 21 days after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

All information you supply in support of your application for employment should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. The Trust reserves the right to contact and share information with the NHS Protect if they suspect any information to be deliberately misleading.

For important information about how your application is processed, please refer to the ‘completing application guidance’ document.’

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Company: Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust –

Company Location:  Sevenoaks

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