Swab Station Supervisor

East Suffolk and North
Colchester Hospital, Colchester
Competitive salary
03 May 2021
05 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
We are one of the largest organisation in the Eastern region. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training.

We want the best staff. You want to make a difference.

If you like a challenge, are able to work at a fast pace, enjoy working with a multi-disciplinary team and are passionate about healthcare provision, this could be the role for you.

Banding of this role is subject to panel matching approval.

The East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit enthusiastic individuals to become an integral part of the COVID-19 Testing Service based at its Colchester Hospital sites. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a team that consists of qualified and unqualified staff catering for our staff and patient swab testing.

You will be supported in the role and will be issued with the necessary PPE to carry out the role safely.

The post holder is responsible for performing the swab testing procedure in line with current clinical standards, responding to all patients' needs while reassuring individuals throughout the testing process. You will efficiently deliver the daily tasks and testing plan, while adhering to all hygiene and infection control guidelines. You will be helping the team understand performance targets and goals, scheduling work hours and shifts, providing reports to management, assisting in HR issues

The successful candidate will be flexible and enjoys working as part of a team. You will have previous care experience with a level 2 qualification in healthcare with excellent communication skills.

The testing service operates 7 days a week, 08:00- 20:00 and therefore, the post holder will be required to work on a rota basis.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameRosie McVitieAdditional contact information


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This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex and Suffolk who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government's cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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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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