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Apprentice Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 839-2869632-AH

Employer:
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Department:
Apprenticeships
Location:
Kelling Hospital, Kelling
Salary:
£4.15 per hour / £155.62 per week

NCH&C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH&C’s “compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels”, the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.

We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.


We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and well-motivated people to multiple Apprentice Health Care Assistant positions across Norfolk studying towards a nationally recognised Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship at Level 2 for a 14 month fixed term post. There is an opportunity for a person to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours within inpatient clinical settings.

You will work within wards, working with patients with various needs providing direct patient care. Excellent communication skills and a supportive approach to team working within the various clinical settings are key to the success of the success applicants. Demonstrating the ability to working within the Trust behavioural framework will be essential to the role.

This post is based at Kelling Hospital, close to the north Norfolk coast, which offers patients expert rehabilitation within a welcoming, relaxed, and professional care setting. The hospital's 24-bed ward enables patients to receive professional care from our experienced nurses, therapists and support staff.

You will have the ability to manage their own learning supported by the allocated supervisors, Clinical Education Team and Talent for Care team in order to gain new knowledge and skills to benefit them and the service. This is a great opportunity to learn while working in an area with patients with various care needs.

Good interpersonal skills are essential as well as the ability balance academic studies and the work in practice.

These are 14 months fixed term training positions and a great opportunity for those wanting to start a career in the NHS. A guaranteed position as a Healthcare Assistant within the Trust will be offered subject to successful completion of the course and suitable conduct.

To apply we require a minimum of 4 GCSE’S at grade D/3, be aged 16 or over and have been resident in the UK/EU for the last three years as per Apprenticeship Rules.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Tim Gardiner

Job title: Talent for Care Coordinator

Email address: timothy.gardiner@nchc.nhs.uk

Telephone number: 07717423113

 


Equal Opportunities - We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Disability Confident Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). The Trust operates flexible working practices. All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status - Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Redeployment - Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register.

DBS - If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

Closing and Interview Dates -This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received.

Data Protection - A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 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



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