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NHS AfC: Band 2
Full time 37.5 per week
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Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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East Grinstead
£15,404 - £18,157 per annum
28/08/2017 23:59
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Health Care Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 2

Welcome to QVH and thank you for your interest in our hospital.

QVH is a specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services for people across the South of England.

We are a centre of excellence, with an international reputation for pioneering advanced techniques and treatments. Everything we do is informed by our passion for providing the highest quality care, the best clinical outcomes and a safe and positive patient experience.

In addition to receiving tertiary referrals from across the South East of England, QVH is continuing to develop a network of ‘spoke’ sites at district general hospitals enabling our consultants to offer their expertise with routine treatments and consultations as close to close to patients’ homes as is possible.

Our vision is that by continuing to develop the breadth and reach of our services, combined with a determined focus on maintaining our excellent standards of clinical quality and patient experience, QVH will continue to thrive.


At QVH we are proud of our achievements and our specialist services continue to record excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We regularly receive excellent results from patient satisfaction surveys and on average 98% of inpatients say they would recommend the hospital to their family or friends.


Our success is underpinned by the skills and enthusiasm of our staff and a strong culture of partnership working among all staff at the Trust. We are fully committed to on-going training and development and to delivering the best training for staff.

Working at QVH combines the excitement, challenge and career opportunities of a major research and teaching hospital with the satisfaction delivering excellent patient care that meets the needs of our community.


Health Care Assistant - Band 2
This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly motivated nursing team. The role includes both working within the inpatient area and a busy outpatient Assessment Unit. This is a great opportunity to develop and join a motivated and enthusiastic team who deliver an excellent nurse led service. There is a commitment to ongoing education and support to develop within a committed and enthusiastic team.

Peanut Ward is a regional referral centre for children who sustained minor and major burns injuries, as well as other types of plastic trauma. The service also provides excellent care for children needing Maxillo-Facial and ophthalmic treatment.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is an exciting and exceptional place to work with the whole organisation focused on the patient and quality care. We have a fantastic international reputation and are proud of our heritage as pioneers of plastic surgery.
With the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally we expect our nurses to actively contribute to our continued success. We received “outstanding” for care in our CQC report.

Informal visits are welcomed and encouraged.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sam Farr - Head of Nursing - 01342 306673

If you have problems applying, contact

01342 414353