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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/07/2022.

Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship 16years+

Job Reference: 365-A-22-180950

Employer:
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Location:
Worcestershire Royal Hospital
Salary:
£9574.50 p.a/pro rata

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:

  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system. Key to making all of this happen, and making sure that our teams are empowered and equipped with have the skills, tools, techniques and mindset to drive continuous improvement in every part of our Trust is our single improvement methodology

If you can help us to achieve these; if your vision matches our vision; and you believe in Putting Patients First, we would love to hear from you!

In return, we commit to investing in our staff to ensure that we retain and develop the right people, with the right skills, who care about and take pride in, putting patients first.


Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust have a number of exciting opportunities for Apprentice Healthcare Assistants to join our clinical ward teams, based at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. This Healthcare Support Worker (Level2) Apprenticeship offers you the chance to earn a salary, gain valuable work experience and new skills, whilst being supported to achieve a qualification. This is an opportunity not only to build your skills and confidence, but will also open up a wealth of possibilities for your future career within the NHS and its unique workforce.

We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic, self-motivated, committed as well as caring and respectful. You will also be keen to learn and willing to be flexible to meet the changing demands of the service. Applications welcome from school and college leavers age 16 years+

Duties to include:

  • Deliver high quality, compassionate care under the direction of a Registered Nurse (or other registered care professional dependent on setting) with a focus on
    promoting patient centred healthcare and promote independence

  • Have proficient attitudes and behaviours compatible with NHS Values

  • Work as part of a designated clinical and care team delivering care that focuses on the direct needs of the individual

  • Carry out specific delegated clinical and care tasks and responsibilities to a high standard and competency, under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse

  • Work with their assessor, supervisor, manager and professional development team to take responsibility for developing own clinical competence, leadership and reflective practice skills within the workplace, while on placements and through attending the apprentice level 2 programme

  • Provide feedback to assist in the evaluation of the healthcare apprentice programme

  • Develop by the end of the apprenticeship level 2 programme the ability to work without direct supervision, at times delivering care independently in line with the individual’s defined plan of care, within the parameters of practice of the healthcare support
    worker role

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more details.

 

Apprenticeship Training Details:

  • Apprenticeship Standard – Healthcare Support Worker, Level 2
  • Training provider will be Dynamic Training. Please note: by applying for this opportunity you are consenting for us to share your application details with our Training Provider for recruitment and eligibility purposes.
  • The Apprenticeship will be on a fixed term contract for 18 months with opportunity to apply for roles within the NHS on completion.
  • Salary will be paid at National Apprentice wage currently £4.81 per hour with a yearly salary of £9379.50 for the first 12 months and minimum wage for age until completion.
  • You will work 37.5 hours per week with on the job and off the job learning opportunities and 20% paid study time (6 hours a week).
  • 27 days paid annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Eligibility:

Candidates must evidence:

  • English Level 2 is essential - GCSE grade C/4 or above, or equivalent in Functional Skills Level 2.
  • Maths Level 1 is essential - GCSE grade D/3 or above, or equivalent in Functional Skills Level 1.
  • Do NOT have a degree level qualification or higher in Business Administration or similar related subject.
  • Have NOT completed an NVQ/QCF/Apprenticeship Standard Level 2 or higher in Business Administration or Customer Service or have considerable prior experience in an administrative or customer facing role.

Candidates who have previously started or part completed a Business Administration Level 2 or Customer Service Level 2 Apprenticeship, are requested to declare this on their application form.

For further details contact:Emma Luscott, Professional Development, email: emma.luscott@nhs.net & Libby Marshall for email libby.marshall@nhs.net

 

Please note: Advert may be closed earlyif there is a high number of applications




Important information about your application

**** Please be aware job adverts may close before the published closing date, if we have a high volume of applications, we recommend getting your application in as quickly as possible. ****

  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
  • By accepting a position within our Trust you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working.

We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Guidelines on COVID Vaccinations

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. The Trust continue to support the COVID vaccination and believe that all staff should be fully vaccinated to protect themselves, their families, their colleagues and our patients.



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