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Senior Nursing Assistant - Structural Heart Disease service

NHS AfC: Band 3

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NHS AfC: Band 3
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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St Thomas
£23,213 - £25,196 p.a inc HCA
22/09/2019 23:59
Interview date

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic and cardiovascular services.

Guy’s is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas’ has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Nursing Assistant who is ready for the next challenge in their career. This post requires the individual to work within the Structural Heart Disease service at St Thomas Hospital.

The structural heart disease service looks after patients with heart valve disease. Most of our patients are being assessed and treated for Severe Aortic Stenosis by a Transcatheter Aortic Valve. However the service does also look after patients with other valve disease and endocarditis.

This role will require you to be both patient and admin focused with an approximately 50/50 split. You will have shown your strength in being a patient advocate, putting the patient first, and demonstrating the Trust Values in you day to day work.

You will need to have excellent communication and team working skills,  for this role will be working in a small specialist team.

This post will involve , taking routine observations and performing ECG's, You will need phlebotomy skills and be willing and motivated to be trained to take on more clinical roles.  You will need to be proficient with computers and able to use or quickly learn IT systems such as EXCEL, Power point, Electronic Patient Record, E-noting, email and word processing efficiently.

The individual will be highly motivated, able to work individually and within a multi-disciplinary team and be a role model to others. You must be dedicated to providing the best care to the patient. You will have a proven track record of performance in your role and be able to demonstrate your achievements at interview.

It is advised that you have at least 12 months experience in a Nursing Assistant role to apply for this post. Telephone enquiries and/or visits to the department are strongly recommended in order to understand the role.

To discuss the post or arrange an informal visit to the department please contact:

Closing Date: 22 September 2019

Interviews Date: 01 October 2019

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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

Rebecca Reid - Structural heart disease clinical nurse specialist. 0207 188 9435,

Karen Wilson - Lead nurse for structural heart disease 0207 188 9435.



The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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