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Apprentice Healthcare Assistant- Medicine & Surgery Divisions

Job Reference: 272-1881681

Employer:
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Medicine & Surgery Divisions
Location:
Trust Wide, Doncaster & Worksop
Salary:
£7,625 to £14,265 Pro Rata Per Annum

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of Yorkshire’s leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 420,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas.

Hosting three main hospital sites and a number of additional services, the Trust is one of only five Teaching Hospitals in Yorkshire and by 2018 is projecting to train 25% of all medical students in the region, while we currently train 30% of all other healthcare professional students.

A modern and forward-facing Trust employing over 6,500 members of staff, the hospital provides a full range of local hospital services across Doncaster Royal Infirmary in Doncaster, BassetlawHospital in Worksop, MontaguHospital in Mexborough.

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Wage range - national apprentice wage or band 2 annex 21 subject to prior experience and qualifications

This advert offers full time positions (37.5 hours per week) for Apprentice Health Care Assistants, across various wards at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Bassetlaw Hospital, and Montagu Hospital.

It is a 14 month intermediate apprenticeship programme and successful candidates will be required to attend College 2 days per month.

Whether you have prior experience or are new to health care, this is a fantastic opportunity to join our welcoming and helpful Trust as a highly valued team member providing safe and effective care to our patients, and provides an opportunity for you to develop within the workplace

Our Apprentice Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) provide some of the most personal and fundamental support to our patients so if you are kind, compassionate and you always act in the best interests of others, then we want to hear from you.

You will work alongside nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals to provide a positive experience to our patients and their relatives at times of need. You will support patients in various ways such as:

  • washing and dressing
  • toileting
  • bed making
  • serving patients meals/assisting with feeding
  • helping people to mobilise
  • assisting with patients' overall comfort
  • monitoring patients' conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respirations and weight– national early warning scores (NEWS)
  • providing encouragement to lifestyle and behaviour changes
  • developing skills associated with being a new parent

The care that you will provide is paramount to our ability to provide high quality and safe services which run 24 hours 7 days a week. You will be required to work flexibly as your working rota will include nights, weekends, and bank holidays.

You will be an excellent communicator, able to prioritise taking into consideration the variety of patients’ needs and also be able to follow instructions.

We have full time vacancies for Apprentice Health Care Assistants working in different areas such as Care of the elderly, orthopaedics, surgery. All Apprentice Healthcare Assistants will complete an induction programme and the Care Certificate on commencement of post. Apprentice Healthcare Assistants will then go on to complete a 14 month apprenticeship programme, and upon successful completion and satisfactory reference from your line manager, you will commence in post as a band 2 Trained Healthcare Assistant with DBTH.

We believe that the best care to our patients and community is provided by a professional and motivated team, so we invest heavily in training and education. There will also be lots of opportunities to support your development and improve your skills.

At Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust you’ll be rewarded by a team that’s proud to support its staff in all aspects of their lives. If you are up to the challenge, submit an application to become part of team DBTH.

You must be aged 18 or over to apply and must be able to provide certified evidence of all relevant qualifications.

The assessment event will be an opportunity for you to meet our staff, to learn about a typical day in the life of a Healthcare Assistant, to learn what is important to us and to ask any questions that you might have.

 

 

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact the recruitment team, telephone 01302 642584. Alternatively contact us via email dbth.recruitment@nhs.net




After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from Trac jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system. In addition, in submitting an application form, you authorise our Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process.

The Trust is committed to its obligations in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. All employment with the Trust is subject to a number of NHS Employment Checks being met to a satisfactory standard.

In line with other NHS organisations, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event that they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied. Please note that this check will be charged for in two instalments when you commence employment with Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

As a Trust we value HONESTY from our staff and therefore we encourage applicants to tell us about convictions, cautions, reprimands, warnings, regardless of when they took place, in the application and interview process. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences which will be discussed in a meeting between yourself, the Recruitment Team and your potential line manager.


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.



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