Apprentice Health Care Support Worker
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
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Job Title: Healthcare Assistant Apprentice - Community Hospitals in Various Locations
Hours: 37.5 hours per week - Fixed term contract over 16 monthsSalary: £10,132 pa, £5.18 per hour (then National Minimum Wage after 12 months in post)
The Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience and training in community hospital settings. We have vacancies Apprentice Healthcare Assistant Vacancies in:
- Stroud General Hospital
- Cirencester Hospital
- The Vale Community Hospital
- Tewkesbury Hospital
- North Cotswold Hospital (Moreton-in-Marsh)
- Lydney Hospital
- Dilke Memorial Hospital (Cinderford)
Please state your preferred location on your application.
An apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who has an interest in pursuing a career within healthcare as well as gaining a Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare.
Healthcare assistants play a vital role in the care of patients; working under the direction of healthcare professionals they take care of the day-to-day needs of patients by providing help with personal care, meals and mobility. They also carry out a range of housekeeping duties as well as performing patient observations such as taking a patient's temperature, pulse, respiration rate and blood pressure.
Main duties of the job
The job of healthcare assistant is a physical one. Daily responsibilities include:
- To assist in the delivery of high quality patient care, promoting rehabilitation and independence under the supervision of qualified staff
- Use a degree of initiative to ensure patient's personal needs are met, and the patient's condition is reported to qualified staff.
- Assist in maintaining a safe and healthy environment, by ensuring orderliness and hygiene and safety of the ward/department
- Gain competencies in skills specific to the role and department
At all times ensuring a high standard of care is delivered to patient's carers and visitors and a kind, caring and professional attitude whilst considering dignity, privacy, cultural and religious needs is maintained.
The apprentice will receive Induction and Training appropriate to the activities he or she will undertake, and following this induction period will be enrolled to the intermediate (L2) Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Standard with the selected training provider.
The apprentice will be expected to complete the elements of the apprenticeship within a 15-month timeframe and includes the following qualifications:
- Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare
- Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Standard
- Level 1 English Functional Skills
- Level 1 Maths Functional Skills
As a Health Care Assistant/ Support Worker you will be responsible for participating and assisting in the delivery of care / services to patients and service users as part of a Mental Health and Social Care Health Service. Health Care Assistant, Social Care Workers and other Healthcare Support Workers employed by the Trust are required to follow the guidance set out in Code of Conduct for Health Care Assistants/ Health Care Support Workers to provide safe and compassionate care of a high standard, and to challenge others who are not.
You will receive direct supervision and partake in reflective practice / training on a regular basis and be required to meet the Care Certificate standards. All successful applicants will also have the opportunity to discuss the prospect of undertaking a Level 3 Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship alongside their substantive post. This apprenticeship would include the Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare.
Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.
The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.
To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.
At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.
The role of the Apprentice Healthcare assistant is to support the Registered Nurses and Senior Sister in the provision of superior healthcare services which is caring and supportive to the individual, their families, carers and the community.
There are excellent opportunities to develop your career further with access to further apprenticeship programmes involving a dedicated career pathway that could lead onto becoming a Registered Nursing Associate or Registered Nurse, whilst being fully paid with no university fees.
On successful completion the apprentice will be able to apply for a substantive Healthcare Assistant band 2 positions at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a Veteran Aware Trust, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right-hand side, titled Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance.
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).