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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/10/2020.

Apprentice Healthcare Science Support Worker

Job Reference: 165-20-02-064

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
165 Respiratory Physiology
£8,115 pa

Please Note - The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is following the current Government guidelines regarding social distancing.

With this in mind, all interviews are now conducted by video link using Microsoft Teams. Full details of our process will be given to shortlisted candidates when invited to interview.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Apprentice Healthcare Science Support Worker
Full Time – 37.5 hours
Salary £8115 pa
FTC 12 Months

An opportunity has arisen for two enthusiastic and conscientious individuals to start careers in Healthcare Science, working in the Respiratory Physiology Department within Medical Physics at The Rotherham Foundation Trust. The Respiratory Physiology Service is delivered at a variety of locations across the Trust.

The successful apprentices will be required to undertake the necessary training and academic development needed to perform basic level respiratory tests on patients. The apprentices will also assist other staff with intermediate and advanced procedures; general tasks such as cleaning medical devices, stock control, administration and clerical duties. Training will include a nationally recognised certificate in Spirometry, and an appropriate level 2 healthcare science qualification overseen by Sheffield College. Most of the time you will be learning in the work place but will also be required to attend the local college and complete some distance learning.

You should have 5 GCSEs to include English, Mathematics and Science Grade C or above (or equivalent) as an essential minimum requirement.

The post is full-time and therefore, in order to fulfil the role, if you are in full time education in September you will not be able to apply as candidates will need to be available to commence studies in September 2020. To be eligible for an apprenticeship, applicants must not already hold a level 4 qualification (1st degree)or equivalent in a relevant qualification.Restrictions can also apply for anyone who currently holds a level 2 or 3 qualification in the same area as the framework on offer within the apprenticeship vacancy. The successful applicant may be required on occasions to work independently and as the post will be based in a clinical area, applications will only be accepted from candidates aged 18 or over at date of appointment.

Please note the post of an Respiratory Assistant at band 2 level, is subject to satisfactory achievement & completion of the Apprenticeship Scheme. The qualifications, experience and skills gained provide an opportunity; if successful; to progress to band 2 with a starting salary of £18005 pro rata; to further career progression within Respiratory Physiology & Sleep services for the successful candidates.

For further details please contact Jane Caldwell, Respiratory Physiology Services Manager, or Jayne Hall Deputy Manager on via email, Tel: 01709 424572

Please note this vacancy will close after 2 weeks, so you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible.

Please note this vacancy will close after 2 weeks, so you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible.


This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application quickly to avoid missing your chance to apply. Should you be successful in your application we will contact you via NHS Jobs and this will appear on your homepage under 'Interviews'.

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The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We will consider applications to work flexibly. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

The cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure, and you can choose to have this deducted from either your first month’s salary or in instalments over your first 3 months’ salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

The Trust offers free car parking at the Woodside Building (Woodside Building, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2TY) if your interview is at the Main Hospital Site, which is a five-minute walk from Woodside. If you require accessible parking or any other reasonable adjustment in order to attend your interview, please contact the Recruitment Team, who will be happy to help you.

You will be asked for proof of your qualifications at the conditional offer stage of your employment. If you are unable to provide evidence the offer may be withdrawn.

New starters to the NHS will start at the bottom of the advertised salary band.

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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.

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