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Senior Nursing Assistant - Dorcas Ward

Band 3

Main area
Band 3
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Guy's Hospital
£22,113 - £24,774 p.a inc HCA
18/11/2018 23:59
Interview date

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Directorate of Surgical Oncology- Dorcas Ward

Senior Nursing Assistant x2
Band 3 (37.5 hours / week )

7 day service
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Directorate of Surgery Oncology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ for a Senior Nursing Assistant ( Enhanced Recovery) within the speciality of Thoracic Surgery. Guy’s and St Thomas’ Thoracic Department is one of The UK’s leading services and we are looking for a suitable candidate for this new position within our dynamic and innovative multi-professional team.

This appointment is pivotal to the development and implementation of the Enhanced Recovery strategy within the Directorate and is strongly supported by our Nursing team, physiotherapy and Consultant Surgeons. The post holder will support the Ward Sister and the Senior Nursing team on the nursing development and patient care of our highly acclaimed ‘enhanced recovery service’ providing expert advice and clinical support to patients and multi-professional team on the thoracic pathway.

The successful applicant will have strong communications skills, hard working and will be able to demonstrate their ability to inspire and support the Senior nursing team in change management. The post holder will work closely with the medical, surgical and nursing teams to ensure that care is enhanced and patient experience is at the centre of the services we provide.

With an established philosophy of inter-disciplinary working we offer a progressive and innovative working environment.

If you are a highly motivated nurse assistant, and would like to work within a supportive and innovative environment we would like to hear from you.

For further information about this post please contact:

Rebecca Jones Matron for Thoracic Surgery-

Julie Downer Senior Sister for Thoracic Surgery-


Closing Date               18th November 2018

Interview Date            6th December 2018  

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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 Jones Matron for Thoracic Surgery-

Julie Downer Senior Sister for Thoracic Surgery-

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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