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 a number of outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.
We employ 3,000 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 are 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.
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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.
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.
Do you have any experience of working in healthcare?
We are looking for compassionate and caring Nursing Assistants to work in a variety of our adult medical, surgical, gynaecology and orthopaedic wards at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KHFT).
Nursing Assistants deliver care in every imaginable setting, and are invariably the people who deliver the majority of hands-
on nursing care. You will be very much part of the nursing team, and have great job satisfaction from your role.
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 an acute setting.
It could be a stepping stone to start a career in Nursing or another Healthcare related profession. Kingston Hospital prides itself on providing high quality care which as a Nursing Assistant you play an important part in.
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 provides 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 our 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.
If you think you have the skills and ability to care for patients and enjoy working within a team then please apply.
The application process consists of the following stages :
1. Shortlisting of applications
2. Assessment Centre consisting of a group exercise and a comprehension paper
3. Face to face interview.
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 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 weeks’ timeframe 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 you already have a national care certificate you will be required to evidence this at interview.
Assessment / Interviews date : Wednesday 6th March 2019
We will close this advert early if we receive sufficient number of applicants.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE READ THE JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION ATTACHED BELOW, AND THAT YOUR SUPPORTING STATEMENT REFLECTS THESE AS YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THESE CRITERIA.
PLEASE NOTE If you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted by the Human Resources Department via e-mail. Please ensure therefore that you check your e-mail account regularly.
In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has four key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are :
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding children and adults who are at risk of abuse. As such, if the appointee to this post will have access to children or vulnerable adults, he / she will be required to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check.
However, all employees have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role
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.
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI 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.
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
Julie Drabwell, Matron, julie.drabwell nhs.net
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