Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Clinical Support Worker

Band 2

Main area
Discharge Lounge
Band 2
37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£15,404 - £19,852 per annum (plus living wage allowance)
28/05/2018 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


Discharge Lounge - Churchill Hospital
Band 2 – Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a new nurse led discharge lounge at the Churchill site. The aim of the discharge lounge is to enhance the patient journey by providing a safe and comfortable environment for those patients who are medically fit to leave hospital but who are waiting completion of discharge arrangements or transport. The lounge will also support timely patient flow and efficient use of our acute inpatient beds supporting local, trust and national targets.

As a Band 2 CSW you will work alongside the registered nurses and Discharge Lounge Manager, covering the discharge lounge 6 days a week. You will assist the registered nurses with arranging a safe discharge for patients and contribute to the safe, efficient and smooth running of the discharge lounge. As a member of the team you will provide a high standard of care to the patients ensuring confidentiality, privacy and dignity of the patients is maintained at all times, whilst providing a comfortable environment whilst they await discharge.

Strong communication skills and the ability to work as a team to maximise the use of this new service will be important. Knowledge of the discharge process would be desirable.

The Discharge Lounge will be open 8am-8pm Monday-Saturday, the shifts available would be Early Shift 08:00-14:30, Late Shift 14:00-20:00 and Day Shift 08:00-20:00.

It is highly recommended that you arrange a site visit and meet Anita MacQueen (Matron) to discuss this vacancy further, contact number 01865 235065.

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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

Anita MacQueen (Matron), contact number 01865 235065

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 227812