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Healthcare Assistant Apprentice

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Healthcare Assistant Apprentices to work within County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. The post is to provide healthcare support to a dedicated team in accordance with the Trusts policies and procedures whilst studying a Senior Healthcare Support Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship. There is 1 post on ward 16 University Hospital North Durham.Formal training sessions will be part of the Apprenticeship programme delivered in partnership with New College Durham. Training will take place at New College Durham or at one of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust premises. There is the possibility for progression to the permanent post of Health Care Assistant within CDDFT

Due to the nature of the training role, applicants must be over 18 years old to apply.

This opportunity is an apprenticeship and in order to access an apprenticeship applicants must be a UK Resident. A non-UK national is eligible to apply if they have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for at least the previous 3 years on the first day of their apprenticeship and have permission to work in the UK

Main duties of the job

To assist in welcoming patients to clinical areas and recording base line observations

To provide assistance during clinical and nursing procedures

To work with other health care staff

To liaise with nursing staff and the multidisciplinary teams

To develop skills

To ensure the patient areas are kept clean, tidy and stocked

To support the relatives of patients.

To ensure that the ward environment maintains a warm and welcoming environment

To prepare and assist with a variety of tests

To assist patients to eat, drink and meet personal care needs and give appropriate assistance

To attend all Trust mandatory and statutory training programmes

To maintain professional standards with reference to appearance, manner and punctuality

To attend college lead workshops and complete all academic work in relation to apprenticeship

To carry out any other reasonable duties, as required

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

We are unable to offer sponsorship for roles that do not require a professional registration, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Date posted

22 September 2023

Pay scheme



£5.28 an hour




15 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Chester Le Street Community Hospital

Front Street

Chester Le Street

County Durham



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