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Clinical Support Worker

Band 2

Main area
Intensive Care Unit
Band 2
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Tunbridge Wells
£17,652 - £19,020 pa pro rata
23/05/2019 23:59
Interview date

We are looking for an enthusiastic well motivated Clinical Support Worker to support and participate with qualified staff in caring for critically ill patients. You should have good communication and interpersonal skills along with an ability to work as part of a team.

The role does include monitoring stock levels, helping to ensure infection control standards are maintained and liaising with other departments within the hospital.

We would welcome hardworking and motivated candidates to our friendly and supportive team.

Please state the following clearly in your application whether you are applying for a band 2 Clinical Support Worker post or a Trainee Clinical Support Worker apprenticeship.

As a Clinical Support Worker, you will have the following qualifications and experience:


  • The Care Certificate (or equivalent healthcare qualification).
  • NVQ/Diploma level 2 in Healthcare (or equivalent healthcare qualification) or successful completion of a level 2 Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship.
  • Functional skills English and maths level 1 or GCSE English and maths grade D-G/1-3 or above. (If you don’t have the appropriate English and maths qualifications, your application will be considered and, if appointed, you would be required to achieve functional skills level 1 in English and maths by the end of the first year of employment.)


  • A minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent experience as a Healthcare Support Worker or Trainee in a care setting.

Apprentice Clinical Support Worker 

 If you don’t have the qualifications and/or experience required of a band 2 Clinical Support Worker (as described above), and would like to take the first step towards a successful career with the NHS, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust have opportunities for motivated individuals to undertake a Trainee Clinical Support Worker apprenticeship (please see ‘Additional Documentation’).  Please note, you will be required to undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment as part of the apprenticeship recruitment process.

You will be expected to attend the Trust’s Clinical Induction Programme for Clinical Support Workers (which starts on the first day of employment). The programme is full-time (please contact the CSW Induction Programme Lead if this is going to be problematic:, lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling to both Trust sites. The programme includes 2 supernumerary shifts in the clinical area (an early and a late shift), all of the other days are classroom-based and run from 9am to 5pm

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: Thursday 23rd May 2019 

Interviews: Tuesday 30th May 2019 


We welcome applications from individuals wishing to become an Apprentice and gain experience in the NHS. You will develop new skills and knowledge whilst working with an established team, gaining valuable work experience and a recognised apprenticeship qualification.

Please Note: Government funded apprentices must be aged 16 or above and have been resident in the UK/EU for the last 3 years. You may possess a Degree, Level 4 qualification or above as long as it is in a subject significantly different to this qualification. You must not already be in any form of formal government-funded education.


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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 information please contact Jane Sansom Matron ICU 07719 417071 or 01892 635757