Clinical Support Worker (higher level) - COVID-19 in Exeter

Job description

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

Exeter Community Nursing have a Clinical Support Worker (higher level) vacancy for a fixed term period of twelve months. This post could be a secondment opportunity and if you are applying for the post as a secondment then you must seek consent and approval from your line manager.

This is an opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills as a Clinical Support Worker in a large city Nurisng Team. Existing competencies in Venepuncture and wound dressing are essential.

The post holder may participate in the assessment of care needs and the implementation of planned programmes of care working under the direction and delegation of the Specialist Nurse (Community) and other registered nursing staff within the team. This would include a development plan to gain competencies, for example; delegation under a planned competency framework to administer insulin to people with insulin dependent diabetes and to undertake catheterisation of female patients..

Communication and people skills are essential, along with a pleasant, helpful, calm manner when dealing with people on a daily basis. An understanding of prioritisation is also helpful. Administration duties would include answering the telephone and the use of IT systems, primarily Mycare.

(This is a fixed term contract for 12 months.  For current NHS Employees this post could be a secondment opportunity)

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***


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