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Decontamination Assistant

Job Description

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust provides wide-ranging NHS care for people, in their community, in a range of settings including people's own homes; nursing homes; health clinics; community hospitals; minor injury units; a walk-in centre and in mobile units.

We are one of the largest NHS community health providers in England, serving a population of about 14 million. We employ 5,000 staff, including community nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians, and many other healthcare professionals.

Our vision is to deliver excellent services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need to have outstanding people who share a common set of values and aspirations.

Our values (CARE) demonstrate that the Trust acts with integrity and professionalism. CARE stands for:

  • Compassionate

  • Aspirational

  • Responsive

  • Excellence

KCHFT Dental Services are a high profile, dynamic provider of NHS dental services across East Kent and London. Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. Every person that works for our Service, regardless of their role, comes into contact with our patients and visitors and so is expected to uphold our values of caring with compassion, listening, responding, empowering and striving for excellence at all times. We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients.

We are currently looking for a decontamination assistant to provide an efficient service of local decontamination of dental instruments.

The post holder will need to be able to work in a very busy environment whilst remaining calm. The ability to work independently, proactively and under pressure is important. A positive attitude and a welcoming disposition towards our patients and visitors is essential.
You will need to be flexible when covering the practice opening hours and support the Dental Nurse Team Leader in the general day to day running of the decontamination room.
The successful candidate must be willing to undertake any appropriate training, and to have any vaccinations required following screening.

The post holder will be based at New Street Dental Practice.

Interviews will be held on the 31st October 2016.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Kim Clarkson on  ( Phone number removed ) 

As a dynamic organisation, with a fast changing service provision we take a flexible approach in terms of what we are able to offer. This means that we reserve the right to change the hours detailed in this advert to full time or part-time to meet the service requirements.

For Agenda for Change posts based within the Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley areas of Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust also receive an allowance of a 5% high cost area allowance on top of basic salary up to a maximum of £1,652. Please note that this element does not apply the bank positions.

Successful applicants will be contacted via email with regards to interview details.

Please note that where the salary stated above is based on full time working it should be pro rata for part time working.

We are committed to a policy of equality in all our employment practices and strive to eliminate unfair discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. Equality of opportunity is a high priority within the Trust. The Trust will not unlawfully, unfairly or unreasonably discriminate or treat individuals less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, age, race, nationality or ethnic origin.

Please contact us if you need the application form in an alternative format.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not short-listed for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us in 21 days after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

All information you supply in support of your application for employment should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. The Trust reserves the right to contact and share information with the NHS Protect if they suspect any information to be deliberately misleading.

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