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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/10/2020.

Clinical Apprentice in Health

Job Reference: 320-PLD-CAH-1435

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Derby Hospital, London Road Community Hospital (Derby), Queens Hospital Burton Samuel Johnson (Lichfield), Sir Robert Peel (Tamworth)
Age Dependant (see advert)

There has never been a better time to come and work at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals – in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth – to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services. The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds. All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for;

Apprentice Healthcare Assistant

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruit a number of caring, compassionate and motivated individuals to join our group of apprentice healthcare support workers to work at:

  • Royal Derby Hospital
  • London Road Community Hospital, Derby
  • Queens Hospital, Burton
  • Samuel Johnson, Lichfield
  • Sir Robert Peel, Tamworth

You will be required to work shifts including long days, nights, weekends and bank holidays appropriate to your clinical area. If you require part time hours we can only consider 30 hours per week as the minimum

Please read the job description and person specification to get a better understanding of the role before submitting an application.

About the role:

The Trust is pleased to offer a comprehensive Apprenticeship Programme. The Programme is a structured, 15 month training programme that consists of the following:

  • An induction programme providing an insight and development into the skills needed to undertake your new role.
  • Supported completion of the Care Certificate within the first 12 weeks of the programme.
  • Relevant mandatory training including Resuscitation, Information Governance and Risk Awareness.
  • Work placement; working alongside experienced staff in designated areas of the organisation
  • Regular study sessions, support and guidance.

As an apprentice you will be working in a supported learning environment developing your skills, knowledge and behaviours for the role during the apprenticeship period. You will be working under the supervision of a registered professional, assisting in the delivery of high standards of essential care. This is an exciting opportunity to take a first step into a career in healthcare.

More About What We Are Looking For:

We are looking for individuals that meet the following skills, qualifications and qualities required for this role;

  • GCSE Maths & English 3-9(A-D) or equivalent qualification e.g. Functional Skills Level 1
  • Have good interpersonal communication skills; both written and verbal.
  • Must have clear, legible handwriting.
  • Have basic computer keyboard skill
  • Be able to maintain confidentiality of information at all times
  • The ability to demonstrate a caring and compassionate disposition and commitment to work in a challenging but rewarding environment
  • Be punctual, friendly, motivated.
  • Capable of working as part of a team.
  • Flexible due to the requirement of working an internal rotation.
  • Adaptable to the changing environment.
  • Conscientious, caring, respectful and personable.

Please state clearly on your application form each individual qualification you have obtained that is essential for the role.

There is no upper age limit for you to undertake your apprenticeship with us! Not only will you have the opportunity to undertake your Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health; you will also be automatically eligible for positions within our organisation, in line with your qualification i.e. Healthcare Assistant, on successful completion of your qualification.

Annual Salaries are as follows:

AGES 16-Under 18 - £10,707 per annum WTE- for this age group you will work an 8 hour shift pattern excluding nights

For all of the age groups below, you will work 12 hour shift patterns including weekends and nights.

AGES 18 - 20 - £12,612 per annum WTE
AGES 21-24 - £16,033 per annum WTE
AGES 25+ - £17,050 per annum WTE

Annual Leave - 20 days per annum for the first 12 months and then 20 days pro rata for the remaining 3 months (plus Bank holidays for the full period)

This is an amazing opportunity to start, change or develop your career!

Through completion of this apprenticeship you will gain comprehensive training in the role of a health care worker whilst obtaining valuable work experience; this will underpin your competency in the work place and develop a wide range of transferable skills.

Please ensure that you tell us in your supporting information:

Why do you want to undertake this Apprenticeship?
What can you offer to our organisation?

State clearly which location you would prefer to work in.

Advert Closing Date: Sunday 25th October 2020.

The Recruitment Process:

On submission of your application form, our training provider will evaluate your application against the criteria set out in the person specification and the entry requirements of the qualification required for the role.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to undertake a literacy and numeracy diagnostic assessment at Derby College.

You will then be advised whether or not you have progressed to the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton assessment centre/interview.

On successful completion of your assessment at Derby College, you will be invited to interview via Microsoft Teams. Should you be successful through interview, you will be invited to an interactive Market Place.

Interview Date(s): 11th & 12th November 2020 (evening)

Marketplace Date: 18th November 2020 (evening)

It is essential you are available to attend the Marketplace and Interview on the above dates as no other dates will be offered.

On conditional offer of appointment, all applicants are required to undertake pre-employment checks as per the NHS Employer Standards; these include satisfactory references covering the last 3 y

Our Trust aims to provide the highest quality care to patients within Derbyshire and South East Staffordshire and we want the very best skilled people to work with us

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