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Apprentice Support Worker / Cardiographer

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Job summary

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our team at BHRUT as an Apprentice Cardio-Respiratory Support Worker/Cardiographer.

The Cardio-Respiratory Units are friendly, busy and rapidly expanding diagnostic units. We offer a wide range of investigations including resting ECGs, 24 hour ECG and BP monitoring, Event Recording, Transthoracic, Transoesophageal and Stress Echocardiography, Pacemaker follow-up and Lung Function Testing.

We are soon to open a Community Diagnostic Centre at Barking Hospital providing a range of diagnostics in the community setting.

You should have a good general education including English and Maths and a good command of both written and spoken English

You will be completing the Level 2 Healthcare Science Assistant apprenticeship. If you already hold this qualification at level 2 or above, then you are not eligible to apply.

Please read the advert and Job Description carefully before applying, ensuring that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification.

To be eligible for an Apprenticeship you must meet the following criteria:

Be 16 years old or over

Have the right to work in the UK

Have been permanently resident in the UK for the past 3 years

Applications are welcome from people who have lived experience of the care system.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will provide support to the Cardio-Respiratory team, including perform ECGs, 24 hour ECG, 24 hour BP monitoring, and event recording, as well as providing support to the Echocardiographers and pacing team. This will include: preparation and tidying of rooms, care of patients and clerical and processing duties.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre; Radiotherapy Centre; Hyper Acute Stroke Unit; and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Date posted

20 September 2023

Pay scheme



£21,348 a year Per annum inclusive




20 months

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Rom Valley Way




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