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Healthcare Support Worker

Employer
Royal Papworth Hospita
Location
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Papworth Road, Cambridge
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
30 Jul 2021
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Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. We are located in a new, purpose-built hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

Founded as a tuberculosis colony in 1918, Royal Papworth Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Since carrying out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital now performs more heart, heart-lung and lung transplants each year than any other UK centre.

In addition to transplantation, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK's largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and is one of five UK centres providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to patients experiencing severe respiratory failure. It is also the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

In October 2019, we became the first trust to be rated 'outstanding' in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led). We are committed to providing a positive, supportive experience for all of our staff.

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Healthcare Support Worker

Band 2 - £18,005 - £19,337

As one of the largest Critical Care units in the region, we are looking for dynamic and compassionate Health Care Support Workers to join our multi-disciplinary team. You will join a large and friendly HCSW team that provides an outstanding service.

From carrying out resus safety checks and support during emergencies to bed space cleaning, set-up and safety checks, no day is ever the same. You will support the nursing team to provide direct patient care including personal care. Our patients require the highest level of support, which can include mechanical ventilation, dialysis and ECMO.

A full and bespoke training package is provided dependant on your experience, by our dedicated Critical Care Education Team. You will be supported in working towards you core Critical Care HCSW competencies and your Care Certificate. Royal Papworth also provide excellent progression pathways to those that are interested in taking their career to the next level, for example specialised study days and nursing apprenticeships.

Closing Date - 8th August 2021

Interview Date - 26th August 2021

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** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome (for eligible posts only) 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. The UK Border Agency 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 UK Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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