Clinical Support Worker - Acute Services - Medical and Surgical

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South Warwickshire NHS
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, Warwick
Competitive salary
29 Apr 2021
09 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Come and join a Trust rated Outstanding by the CQC. South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust have been rated as outstanding following our latest inspection by the CQC and we are recruiting new staff to come and help us improve even further.

We are one of the best perfoming NHS Trusts nationally and our staff think this is a great place to work and we hope you will agree.

We provide services across Warwickshire and beyond ranging from Hospitals in Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa and Shipston-on Stour to Community Services across the whole county. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. Over 4800 people work for the Trust and many of them have been here a long time. People find they don't need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare.

The first thing you will notice about us is how we take our values seriously. We believe that our values underpin everything we do. If you are interested in a role with us you need to make sure our values match your own.

Our values can be summed up in one sentence. We are 'Trusted to provide safe, effective and compassionate care'. Throughout the recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you demonstrate these values and how they impact on your work. It doesn't matter what role you do, whether it is patient facing or not, we are all working in the same way with our values at the core.

To keep up to date on our latest recruitment activity follow us on twitter @swftrecruit or look us up on Facebook (Recruitment - South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust).

This advert may close early due to a large amount of applications.

Band 2 - CSW - Warwick Hospital

At South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, Our Vision is clear. We want to provide the best possible healthcare to our population. This means using our resources well and making sure our care is of the highest standard possible.

Competent Clinical Support Workers are essential to assist us with managing the patient flow through our organisation, specifically at Warwick Hospital, and onwards into the local community and other services. This is one of a number of initiatives aimed to make the patient's journey through our services as good as it can be.

Come and join our team!

We are now recruiting for a Clinical Support Worker to join our nursing teams based at our main hospital sites in Warwick. Opportunities will be across our medical and surgical wards. This is a fantastic opportunity which will provide you with the foundations of a career route within the healthcare industry.

The Role

Your role will be to support and assist healthcare professionals such as nurses, doctors and other integrated healthcare professionals in the delivery of quality patient care and the general wellbeing and comfort of patients. You will learn a range of skills from supporting and helping your patients with their individual needs, practical clinical observations to more specialised procedures depending on the areas in which you work.

Key Skills

To be successful within this role you will be an enthusiastic, self-motivated and possess excellent communication, listening, organisational and time management skills. You must be able to work on your own initiative and as part of the team and be adaptable to the changing situations that occur within a busy ward environment. You will have a mature, caring, compassionate and sensitive manner with a genuine desire and passion to help people. You must have the ability to demonstrate patience and empathy with good practical skills inspiring confidence and trust to all patients. All our support workers need to apply a non-judgmental attitude to care and have a clear understanding of confidentiality. It is essential you have a flexible approach to work with the ability to remain calm under pressure.

We will be looking for adaptability as no day will be the same, enthusiasm, a willingness to learn, a can do attitude and you will need to be able to demonstrate that you are committed to completing an apprenticeship.

This position is suitable for anyone looking to 'start' a career in healthcare or alternatively someone who is looking to 'develop' their career as a support worker.

Apprenticeship Opportunity

As a Trust we are supportive in the development and upskilling of our employees. There will be opportunity to complete an apprenticeship at Level 2 or 3 depending on previous experience where you can obtain a 'Healthcare Support Worker' qualification. Completing a Clinical Apprenticeship at Levels 2 or 3 and gaining hands on experience provides an alternative career route into the nursing profession especially for those with commitment and enthusiasm rather than academic qualifications.

The apprenticeship programme will enable progression and allow entry level to move onto an 'Advanced Level' apprenticeship into roles such as a 'Nurse Associate' or 'Assistant Practitioner' or providing you meet the entry requirements you can apply to university to become a registered healthcare practitioner.

This is a great opportunity, so joining our organisation now as a Clinical Support Worker will be your chance to play a part in shaping our future as an excellent provider of healthcare.

Care Certificate

We support learning and educational environment to ensure all employees have the right skills and knowledge to carry out their roles competently. All employees at SWFT will complete the 'Cavendish Care Certificate' (CCC) which means you will be trained to a specific set of standards providing evidence you have the right knowledge, skills and behaviours to provide 'compassionate, safe and high quality care and support'. This will form part of your induction to the organisation where you will be expected to achieve a number of competencies within the first 3 months of employment. You will be expected to attend study days and complete a number of activities. You will receive guidance and support from a clinical educator alongside an assigned mentor to assist you in meeting the assessment requirements.

Employer Benefits

SWFT is recognised as an 'employer of choice' and is highly recommended as a place to work. Our employees are as important to us as the care we give to our patients. We will ensure the right support is available to you, support career development, provide a friendly work environment alongside other benefits such as a generous holiday entitlement, access to a great pension scheme alongside many organisational benefits.


We are accepting applications for full and part time positions - working shifts which include days, nights and weekends.

(Plus unsociable hours allowance).

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameClaire HawkinsJob titleSenior HR AdvisorEmail addressclaire.hawkins@swft.nhs.ukTelephone number07887628247

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Sometimes we get a lot of applications for our roles. On those occasions we might close the job early. If you don't want to miss out we recommend submitting your application as early as possible.

The Trust use an Applicant Management System called TRAC which helps us manage the recruitment process. All communications regarding your application will come via TRAC (even if you applied via NHS Jobs).

Please check your TRAC account regularly and ensure your email is set up to accept messages so they don't go into your junk/spam folder.

We aim to shortlist all vacancies within 2 days of the vacancy closing, we will get back to all candidates ASAP.

Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including business email address, telephone contact details and postal address.

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer who is commited to Equality and Diversity and does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the grounds of any protected characteristic as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

All South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust sites are smoke free. We feel it's a great way to help our patients, visitors and staff stay healthy.

The Trust is part of a 'Foundation Group' through a strategic alliance with Wye Valley NHS Trust and George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust. This partnership is great for the sustainability of all three organisations and allows us to share learning and maximise opportunities to ensure the delivery of high quality health and care services for our local populations.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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