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Health Care Support Worker- Ward 31

Band 2

Main area
Planned Care and Surgery
Band 2
Full Time
Job ref
King's Mill Hospital
£17,652 - £19,020 pro rata per annum
24/07/2019 23:59

Sherwood Forest Hospitals (SFH) We are a multiple award-winning, modern and friendly trust, with a growing reputation for providing outstanding care across our three hospitals and in the Mid Nottinghamshire community. We have a stable leadership team, a clear sense of direction and we are working very closely with our health and local authority partners in the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), to deliver a better future for the population we serve. Our staff and volunteers strive to ensure patients are at the centre of our decision making.

At SFH we value our staff.  We know happy, well supported staff provide high quality care to patients. We want all patients to receive the level of care we expect our friends and family to receive and we are making progress with this aim. We have the highest staff engagement scores across the Midlands and in 2018, the Care Quality Commission assessed us as Good Overall and Outstanding for the Care we provide.

We offer a growing range of staff benefits, excellent training facilities and a modern, well equipped working environment. We are committed to supporting colleagues to maximise their potential and enjoy satisfying careers, underpinned by our staff health and wellbeing strategy; ‘Happy, Healthy, Here’. 

If our vision and values appeal to you, now is the time to join #Team SFH. 


The Planned Care and Surgery Division is an integral part of Sherwood Forest Hospitals. We comprise specialist wards for varying surgical disciplines including one colorectal/ general surgery ward, one urology/ general surgery ward, one trauma orthopaedic ward, and one elective orthopaedic ward. We are a friendly team that works closely with each other offering excellent training and education opportunities.

Ward 31 is a 24 bedded acute area specializing in Colorectal surgery. The ward takes patients from the admission unit with a variety of acute surgical problems as well as direct admissions for planned abdominal surgical procedures.  You will work closely with the Registered Nurses to deliver direct care to our patients and support their relatives during their stay within Sherwood Forest Hospitals.

You will be responsible for the personal care and preparation of the patient during, and pre and post procedure whilst in the ward/department, assisting with all care needs. To ensure the ward equipment is prepared and fit for use and that the area is well maintained and adequately stocked. The post would involve recording personally generated information, and updating patient records. There may be a requirement to participate in departmental based audit and research. The post has no budgetary control but the post holder should observe a personal duty of care in relation to equipment and supplies used in the course of their duties. You will be required to handle and record details of any personal items or belongings of patients admitted to ward, ensuring they are properly stored.

Candidates would be expected to demonstrate good communication skills and understanding of basic requirements for individualised patient care, would hold a current care certificate and be willing to train further, be flexible in their working hours, and would attend mandatory and customer care updates.

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Applicant requirements

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

Jane Tomlinson

Ward Sister

Ward 31

EXT 2307