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Maternity Assistant

Employer
University Hospitals S
Location
SRH, Chichester
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
2 Dec 2021

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About our Trust

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is a newly formed organisation following a merger between Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH) on 1st April 2021. WSHFT and BSUH have been working in partnership with a shared leadership team for four years leading up to the recent merger. Our vision (Excellent care, every time - "Where better never stops") is at the heart of all that that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost. WSHFT became the first non-specialist acute hospital trust to be awarded Outstanding in all of the CQC's key inspection areas and BSUH became the fastest improving acute hospital trust in England and was rated Good overall and Outstanding for caring by the CQC. Moving forward together, the ambition is to continue improving and providing excellent care, every time, for patients.

The merger was a technical but important process for both WSHFT and BSUH which will ensure that the right leadership, structures, and governance are in place. Our journey has started but we have much still to learn as we work towards full merger, enabled by our Patient First ethos which shapes our values and gives structure to our improvement and performance management. Our shared sense of purpose, commitment to investing in and developing our workforce and focus on continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellent care, every time, for our patients underpins all that we do. The largest part of this journey is investing in staff and creating a vibrant and supportive organisation where successful careers flourish.

A full or part-time opportunity has arisen in the Maternity Unit within University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, at St Richards, Chichester for Maternity Care Assistants.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individuals who have an interest in all aspects of maternity care and able to work week days, weekends and bank holidays, both day and night duty. Providing very high level of service to our users of maternity service and their families.

We uphold the Trusts 'We Care' philosophy and the Patient safety Improvement System promoted throughout the Trust.

If you do not meet the criteria for band 2 maternity assistant in the specification we may offer you and band 1 apprenticeship to achieve NVQ status - maternity assistants are a vital part of our maternity team and can be found delivering care across all our maternity wards and departments. To ensure that all patients at the Trust receive highly skilled, compassionate and safe person-centred care from our maternity assistants we must ensure that you are properly trained, supervised, and assessed as competent for your role.

We therefore offer two routes into the role according your current qualifications and experience.

If you have a health care qualification such as the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level two or three in health and social care we offer a band 2 MA post with a programme to meet the requirements of the National Care Certificate plus further opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge to enhance your practice and career pathway opportunities.

If you do not have a health qualification we can offer you a health care support worker (HCSW) apprenticeship where over a period of 12-18 months you will be fully funded to undertake an apprenticeship in health care support. You will be given a period of protected learning time to give you the skills and knowledge to undertake your role safely.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameAsh Henry or Holly CookJob titleBand 7 lead for maternity assistantsEmail addressholly.cook@nhs.net

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Diversity and inclusion at University Hospitals Sussex

At University Hospitals Sussex we nurture an inclusive culture that values diversity and empowers everyone to be their authentic self at work.

Our values of respect and inclusion are at our core and guide us in our day to day interactions with each other and our patients. We treat people as individuals - celebrating their differences and always taking the time to listen, and learn, from their experiences and perspectives.

We have active professional and social networking groups across our hospitals as well as wearing our accreditations and awards with pride. We are an accredited Disability Confident employer, welcome employees from the Armed Forces through the national 'Veteran Aware' scheme, and are proud to be both a Stonewall Diversity Champion employer and a NHS LGBTQI+ Rainbow Badges pilot Trust.

Whilst we celebrate these achievements, we remain true to our 'where better never stops' ethos and to our commitment to champion inclusion and to remove barriers to equality so everyone can feel free to be their authentic self.

General information for applicants

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Skilled Worker sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Skilled Worker.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. In the event of exceptional interest we may close adverts earlier than specified.

Further Information

For help with the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team by Email: uhsussex.hrrecruitmentadmin@nhs.net

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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