Apprentice Therapy Support Worker

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Are you looking for a career in Healthcare? Gloucestershire Hospitals are looking to recruit Apprentice Therapy Support Workers.We currently have a position available at our Hospital. Come and join us to be part of our team that are delivering Best Care for Everyone.

An apprenticeship in the Therapy Service at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an excellent opportunity to complete an Advanced Level (Level 3) Apprenticeship in Healthcare Support Worker and gain valuable healthcare experience within an acute hospital setting.

These apprenticeship vacancies would be suitable to anyone who has an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare and in particular the Occupational/Physiotherapy areas.

Main duties of the job

The Apprentice Therapy Support Worker would be managed by the Senior Therapists and be supported to use the principles of occupational therapy and physiotherapy to carry out activities including:

o Implementing delegated treatment plans and facilitating rehabilitationo Assessing and managing delegated patients with non-complex mobility and occupational difficulties, reporting back to the registered practitioner as necessary.o Supporting the teams with administration, clerical and housekeeping duties.o Using verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients/carers.

The Apprentice Therapy Support Worker would be expected to be professional, treat everyone with kindness and respect, and have the confidence to communicate with patients and healthcare professionals in order to provide a friendly, efficient and courteous service to all patients.The job requires the apprentice to be flexible and alter activities and priorities as the need arises. It is full time and the maximum working week is 37.5 hours / week; this includes a daily unpaid break of 30 minutes.

The young person (if under 18 years) will have a break every 4.5 hours worked; there is no weekend working.

About us

We provide acute hospital services from two large district general hospitals, Cheltenham General Hospital and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Maternity Services are also provided at Stroud Maternity Hospital. We remain the major provider of secondary care services in the area and analysis shows that for Gloucestershire we are the leading acute healthcare provider by a significant margin.

At Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we are committed to delivering great experience and outcomes for our patients. Our patients are at the heart of everything we do, and pivotal to this are our nurses, therapy support workers, midwives and care staff, whose dedication, expertise and kindness ensures that patients receive the very best care throughout their treatment.

The Apprentice Therapy Support Worker position is an entry role into the NHS and the first step on a pathway to a career in registered therapies, nursing and other professional roles.

Date posted

12 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£10,132 a year pa pr

Contract

Apprenticeship

Duration

18 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

318-22-R8462-B

Job locations

Trustwide

Gloucester, Cheltenham

GL1 3NN


Job description

Job responsibilities

To attend all mandatory components of the Apprenticeship Standard including:- GHNHSFT mandatory training- Apprenticeship webinars / workshops once a month delivered in our Education Centres- Ward / Department based observations- Competencies as determined by the line manager as relevant to the work area / department- Regular progress review meetings face to face with the assessor

Ability to get on well with people at all levels, communicate and work effectively as a team member Accept designated workload to assist the qualified nursing staff, observe and verbally report on the continual progress of the patient Ensure patient safety and assist them with their essential nursing and personal care needs including washing, dressing, drinking and help at meal times Communicate effectively with patients (especially where their ability to do so is compromised), relatives and visitors Have responsibility for personal development and complete the Healthcare Support Apprenticeship Standards within the time frame Adhere to Kindness and Respect Behaviours to project a professional appearance in behaviour and manner of dress and always be courteous when talking to colleagues, patients, their families and visitors on the ward Observe confidentiality and data protection at all times Assist the smooth running of the ward by carrying out other duties including unpacking stores, tidying and cleaning equipment Access and use of electronic patient record systems, intranet and email communications Understand and adhere to Trust Policies and Procedures

The maximum working week is 37.5 hours per week; each shift pattern includes an unpaid break of 30 minutes.

The young person (under 18 years) will have a break every 4.5 hours worked and have 2 consecutive days off. Under 18s will not be required to work nights.

Please see the full job description and person specification by accessing the documents under the Supporting Documents heading.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To attend all mandatory components of the Apprenticeship Standard including:- GHNHSFT mandatory training- Apprenticeship webinars / workshops once a month delivered in our Education Centres- Ward / Department based observations- Competencies as determined by the line manager as relevant to the work area / department- Regular progress review meetings face to face with the assessor

Ability to get on well with people at all levels, communicate and work effectively as a team member Accept designated workload to assist the qualified nursing staff, observe and verbally report on the continual progress of the patient Ensure patient safety and assist them with their essential nursing and personal care needs including washing, dressing, drinking and help at meal times Communicate effectively with patients (especially where their ability to do so is compromised), relatives and visitors Have responsibility for personal development and complete the Healthcare Support Apprenticeship Standards within the time frame Adhere to Kindness and Respect Behaviours to project a professional appearance in behaviour and manner of dress and always be courteous when talking to colleagues, patients, their families and visitors on the ward Observe confidentiality and data protection at all times Assist the smooth running of the ward by carrying out other duties including unpacking stores, tidying and cleaning equipment Access and use of electronic patient record systems, intranet and email communications Understand and adhere to Trust Policies and Procedures

The maximum working week is 37.5 hours per week; each shift pattern includes an unpaid break of 30 minutes.

The young person (under 18 years) will have a break every 4.5 hours worked and have 2 consecutive days off. Under 18s will not be required to work nights.

Please see the full job description and person specification by accessing the documents under the Supporting Documents heading.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • o Minimum of 5 GCSE's (or equivalent) including English, Mathematics, and a Science or Health and Social care based subject
  • o Level 2 / GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent Adult Literacy and Numeracy) Grade C(4)
  • o Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and e-mail programmes and the ability to input data accurately
  • o Positive interpersonal skills to be able to communicate appropriately with staff, carers and patients.
  • o Interpersonal skills to convey information and work effectively with patients, and maintain good working relations with other healthcare staff

Experience

Desirable

  • Work experience within care
  • Previous experience in a healthcare environment
  • Take a responsibility for abiding by health and Safety policies and regulations and act in accordance with any risk management policies

Knowledge / Skills

Essential

  • A desire to work in a hospital environment caring for acutely unwell people with kindness, compassion and with dignity and respect
  • Ability to work flexibly and on own initiative, independently and as part of a team
  • Clear communication skills; verbally, in writing and the use of IT
  • Good interpersonal skills to convey information and work effectively with patients, and maintain good working relations with other healthcare staff
  • To demonstrate qualities of or ability to promote self-care and look after patients as required with care and compassion
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • o Minimum of 5 GCSE's (or equivalent) including English, Mathematics, and a Science or Health and Social care based subject
  • o Level 2 / GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent Adult Literacy and Numeracy) Grade C(4)
  • o Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and e-mail programmes and the ability to input data accurately
  • o Positive interpersonal skills to be able to communicate appropriately with staff, carers and patients.
  • o Interpersonal skills to convey information and work effectively with patients, and maintain good working relations with other healthcare staff

Experience

Desirable

  • Work experience within care
  • Previous experience in a healthcare environment
  • Take a responsibility for abiding by health and Safety policies and regulations and act in accordance with any risk management policies

Knowledge / Skills

Essential

  • A desire to work in a hospital environment caring for acutely unwell people with kindness, compassion and with dignity and respect
  • Ability to work flexibly and on own initiative, independently and as part of a team
  • Clear communication skills; verbally, in writing and the use of IT
  • Good interpersonal skills to convey information and work effectively with patients, and maintain good working relations with other healthcare staff
  • To demonstrate qualities of or ability to promote self-care and look after patients as required with care and compassion

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

Gloucester, Cheltenham

GL1 3NN


Employer's website

https://www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

Gloucester, Cheltenham

GL1 3NN


Employer's website

https://www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Apprenticeships & Careers Coordinator

Andrea Harford

andrea.harford@nhs.net

03004225109

Date posted

12 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£10,132 a year pa pr

Contract

Apprenticeship

Duration

18 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

318-22-R8462-B

Job locations

Trustwide

Gloucester, Cheltenham

GL1 3NN


Supporting documents

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