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Apprentice Health Care Assistant

Employer
NHS England Apprenticeships
Location
Norwich
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
16 Dec 2022

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Job summary

TeamNNUH's Medicine Division is looking to recruit Apprentice Health Care Assistants to join its dedicated team of staff.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about helping and caring for others.

An Apprenticeship is an opportunity to develop new skills and gain experience in the NHS, whilst working towards a recognised apprenticeship qualification. You will be enrolled with a local education provider and supported by your department to complete your Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship within the duration of the contract.

The Medicine Division is one of the largest within the hospital, with wards covering the following specialities:
  • Older People's Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Respiratory
  • Oncology and Haematology
  • Renal/Dialysis
  • Endocrinology
  • Acute Medical Unit
  • Neuroscience/Stroke Unit

When making your application, please let us know which speciality you would like to work in and why. This is an opportunity for you to gain valuable experience and knowledge of a chosen speciality and will give you an insight into your future career goals and aspirations.

Main duties of the job

*This is a fixed term contract for 14 months* We as a Trust encourage and support your progression beyond your Apprenticeship and will be here to help!

We are very proud of our Apprentice success rates, with 92% of Apprentices successfully obtaining a substantive post within the Trust at the end of their Apprenticeship contract, and 98% of Apprentices having further plans in place following their Apprenticeship e.g. going on to further education, joining the NNUH staff bank or obtaining employment at another organisation.

Any queries about NNUH Apprenticeships please call 01603 286231

Visit our YouTube page 'NNUH Skills Academy' for our Apprentice Case Studies.

Apprenticeship Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must be:
  • Aged 16+
  • Resident in the UK/EEA for the last three consecutive years
  • Must not have a qualification in a similar subject at the same level or above
  • Must not be in any form of formal government-funded education upon the start of their apprenticeship

Qualifications and Skills Required:
  • Good general standard of education
  • 4 GCSE's at Grade D/3 or above (or equivalent) subject to the job specification
  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills

Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Interview date: 11/01/2023

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics


Date posted

05 December 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£8,092 a year per annum, £180.38 per week

Contract

Apprenticeship

Duration

14 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

234-22-APP-HCA-MED

Job locations

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Norwich

NR4 7UY

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be supported in post clinically by your line manager and by an assigned mentor within the department, as well as our dedicated Clinical Educator and Practice Development team. With regards to the qualification, you will also have an assigned assessor at City College Norwich and regular mentoring from a Career Facilitator from the Trusts Apprenticeship Team. The role will involve attendance at college two days a month one day online and one day in college at City College Norwich (Ipswich Road campus).

Youll be joining a friendly and highly supportive team, where there will be plenty of opportunity to progress and develop your skills. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated, hardworking, and flexible person to assist with the smooth running of our busy wards.
  • To accurately and promptly carry out the instructions of the Registered Nurse (RN) who is professionally accountable for the delivery of care.
  • To deliver care and carry out duties as specified within the Trusts Approved core task list for Healthcare assistants.
  • To report to RN any patient who gives cause for concern or any observed changes in the patients condition.
  • To respond appropriately to clinical emergencies to ensure the patient receives appropriate care.
  • To participate in the admission process under the supervision of RN.
  • Provide and deliver a high standard of individualised personal nursing care.
  • To report all care that has been given to patients within the team to a RN.
  • To accurately document all care delivered to patients, countersigned by a RN maintaining confidentiality at all times.
  • To assist in the preparation of patients and equipment for treatment, investigations or procedures as directed by the RN.
  • To keep the clinical area clean and tidy maintaining a safe environment.

Please see the attached job description for full details.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be supported in post clinically by your line manager and by an assigned mentor within the department, as well as our dedicated Clinical Educator and Practice Development team. With regards to the qualification, you will also have an assigned assessor at City College Norwich and regular mentoring from a Career Facilitator from the Trusts Apprenticeship Team. The role will involve attendance at college two days a month one day online and one day in college at City College Norwich (Ipswich Road campus).

Youll be joining a friendly and highly supportive team, where there will be plenty of opportunity to progress and develop your skills. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated, hardworking, and flexible person to assist with the smooth running of our busy wards.
  • To accurately and promptly carry out the instructions of the Registered Nurse (RN) who is professionally accountable for the delivery of care.
  • To deliver care and carry out duties as specified within the Trusts Approved core task list for Healthcare assistants.
  • To report to RN any patient who gives cause for concern or any observed changes in the patients condition.
  • To respond appropriately to clinical emergencies to ensure the patient receives appropriate care.
  • To participate in the admission process under the supervision of RN.
  • Provide and deliver a high standard of individualised personal nursing care.
  • To report all care that has been given to patients within the team to a RN.
  • To accurately document all care delivered to patients, countersigned by a RN maintaining confidentiality at all times.
  • To assist in the preparation of patients and equipment for treatment, investigations or procedures as directed by the RN.
  • To keep the clinical area clean and tidy maintaining a safe environment.

Please see the attached job description for full details.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 4 GCSEs at grades D/3 ideally to include Maths and English (or equivalent)


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with people/team


Skills

Essential

  • Basic computer/IT skills


Attitude, aptitude

Essential

  • Caring and compassionate with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work well in a team
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 4 GCSEs at grades D/3 ideally to include Maths and English (or equivalent)


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with people/team


Skills

Essential

  • Basic computer/IT skills


Attitude, aptitude

Essential

  • Caring and compassionate with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work well in a team
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence


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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, 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 (Opens in a new tab) .

Additional information

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, 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 (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Address

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Norwich

NR4 7UY

Employer's website

https://teamnnuh.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Address

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Norwich

NR4 7UY

Employer's website

https://teamnnuh.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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