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Nursing Assistant - Band 2 (Godstone)

Job Description

Surrey & Sussex NHS Trust

Our Trust

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, north-east West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill; a community of over 535,000 people.

At East Surrey Hospital in Redhill we provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. East Surrey Hospital is also the designated major trauma centre for Gatwick Airport.

We are one of the best performing Trusts in England:

  • The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has given us a good rating .
  • We are one of the safest hospitals in the country according to CQC’s intelligent monitoring
  • Our patients are likely to recommend us as we have the best Friends and Family score in the region
  • We achieved 100% for cleanliness in the latest PLACE scores
  • Our staff are among the most motivated in the country and are proud to recommend our Trust as a place to work and be treated, according to the latest staff survey. This has helped us become one of the top 100 NHS employers according to the HSJ.

Godstone Ward is a 28 bedded acute general medical ward. Our highly motivated staff work hard to support the trust achieve its core objectives, whilst supporting and developing the individuals within the team.

We are looking to recruit a Nursing Assistant who has ideally worked in a hospital environment. You will assist the Registered Nurses in making a difference to the care and lives of patients and their families.

You should thrive on the challenge of working in a busy ward environment and you will be appraised to undertake a variety of procedures and assessments relevant to the needs of the patients. You must have excellent communication skills and have a willingness to work within a team.

All new staff to Godstone Ward will be offered a supernumerary/orientation period to the clinical area and personal development is actively encouraged by the Ward Manager.

Please note, we will be requesting references at interview stage.

“Equality of opportunity is our policy, irrespective of age, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation”.

“We welcome applications that reflect our diverse local population and the communities we serve, especially those from an ethnic minority background or those with disabilities. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process”.

If you are an SpR applying for a Consultant post, please ensure you provide either your Medical Director or Clinical Director as one of your referees.

Please apply online using the link below unless directed otherwise in the advert.

Benefits include on-site car parking for staff, restaurant facilities, full educational library services, on-site nursery at East Surrey Hospital and excellent rail and bus links. We also participate in a car sharing scheme and provide lockable storage for cycles.

We are unable to obtain work permits for positions within this Trust unless otherwise specified in the advert. If you require a work permit and have one currently please note these are not transferable between NHS Trusts or other organisations.

Some vacancies may expire before the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy.

Unfortunately we are unable to send out regret letters to all applicants. Therefore, if you have not received a reply within 4 weeks of the closing date you will not have been shortlisted. However, this should not deter you from applying for similar positions within the Trust in the future.

We are committed to Improving Working Lives and Equal Opportunities. This Trust is a designated No Smoking site, for further information please see our No Smoking Policy.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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