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Senior Retrieval Assistant Apprentice

Employer
NHS England Apprenticeships
Location
London
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
8 Dec 2022

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Job summary

The National Health Service Blood and Transplant Tissue Services are an integral part of the NHS. Our Tissue Donation Programme saves and radically improves hundreds of lives every year. You will be willing to work towards the Level 4 Healthcare Science Associate apprenticeship with Healthcare Science Diploma. If you do not hold GCSEs at C and above for maths and English, you must be willing to work towards the Functional Skills qualifications. Please be aware this role will involve retrieval of multiple tissues from newly deceased donors to help save the lives of others. You will start work with NHSBT as a Tissue Retrieval Apprentice (Annex 21 - 70% of Band 4 and will then progress to Senior Tissue Retrieval Apprentice (Annex 21 75% Band 4)) after one year in post. Your Initial Salary will therefore be £18,397 + 15% Higher Cost Area Supplement.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will study towards the Level 4 Healthcare Science Associate apprenticeship whilst undertaking the role of Retrieval Assistant. Following successful training and assessment you will be promoted to the role of Senior Retrieval Assistant. You will support the work of the Retrieval team, performing a range of routine tasks which relate to the donation, transport and follow up of deceased donors. This will include performing deceased tissue retrieval (e.g. skin and bone) under direct supervision. You will be competent to facilitate the retrieval of eyes from deceased donors without supervision at non-NHSBT locations after training and assessment. You will work flexibly across the range of activities as rostered. You will be required to work weekends and evenings with notice. Any other opportunities that will enable you to successfully attain your apprenticeship.

About us

At NHS Blood and Transplant, were incredibly proud of the many talented people who come together every day to make our organisation the very best it can be. We have clearly defined values that are centred around offering exceptional care to our donors and their families. We take care of each other too and we focus on building our expertise so we can change lives, provide quality support and offer fulfilling careers. Its an opportunity to contribute to a unique team as part of a service that saves lives 365 days a year. We offer brilliant benefits including 27 days of holiday (plus bank holidays), a comprehensive induction and training programme, and competitive pension scheme. We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality. Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever.

Date posted

23 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£23,949 to £26,282 a year

Contract

Apprenticeship

Duration

24 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

000438

Job locations

Colindale Centre

London

United Kingdom

NW9 5BG

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached recruitment profile which is a summary of the detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

Please also view the benefits information sheet which details the benefits of working for NHSBT and the hours of work, salary, leave entitlement etc. for this role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached recruitment profile which is a summary of the detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

Please also view the benefits information sheet which details the benefits of working for NHSBT and the hours of work, salary, leave entitlement etc. for this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Commitment to studying towards and completing the Level 4 Healthcare Science Associate apprenticeship with Healthcare Science Diploma.
  • Willingness to complete the Level 2 Maths and English Functional Skills if GCSE equivalents have not been achieved.
  • Demonstrates commitment to own continous learning and development.
  • Possess a valid driving licence, allowing you to drive in the UK.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with Information Technology using Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Commitment to studying towards and completing the Level 4 Healthcare Science Associate apprenticeship with Healthcare Science Diploma.
  • Willingness to complete the Level 2 Maths and English Functional Skills if GCSE equivalents have not been achieved.
  • Demonstrates commitment to own continous learning and development.
  • Possess a valid driving licence, allowing you to drive in the UK.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with Information Technology using Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).


Employer details

Employer name

NHS Blood and Transplant

Address

Colindale Centre

London

United Kingdom

NW9 5BG

Employer's website

https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

NHS Blood and Transplant

Address

Colindale Centre

London

United Kingdom

NW9 5BG

Employer's website

https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Company

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