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Emergency Department Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Band 3
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Tunbridge Wells
£18,813 - £20,795 pa pro rata
27/05/2019 23:59

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a dynamic and successful organization with a strong focus on delivering high quality care to our population of around 560,000 people. We provide a comprehensive range of secondary  care services from 2 hospitals based in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to undertake the role of Emergency Department Assistant (EDA). we are looking for a highly motivated member of staff to join our very busy team within Accident & Emergency at the Tunbridge Wells Hospital. 

You will carry out duties working alongside Medical and Nursing staff to ensure a high quality of patient centered care is delivered.

Good communication skills towards patients and colleagues and the ability to organise the allocated work is an essential component of this post. You will be expected to maintain confidentiality and adopt a positive attitude towards staff, patients and relatives at all times, in accordance with the Trust policies and procedures, referring issues to their Line Manager as appropriate.

The role will be within the Acute Medicine Directorate located in Accident and Emergency (A&E), located at the Trust's Tunbridge Wells site, however there will be requirements to travel to the Maidstone Hospital site.The post holders will be supported to achieve their competencies to fulfill the requirements of the role.

Should we receive a high volume of applications for this vacancy, the advert may be closed earlier than stated.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

As an inclusive employer, we are committed to having a diverse workforce and being a Stonewall Diversity champion and Disability Confident Committed Employer we are working to create a workplace that enables all staff to reach their full potential. We, therefore, encourage applications from BME people, LGBT + people and people with disabilities.

Closing Date: Monday 27th May 2019 

Interviews: To be confirmed

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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

For further details /informal visits contacts:

Glenda Sonquit  Matron A&E TWH  0189235838

Alison Porte  Practice Development Nurse  01892635739 a.porte