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Apprentice Health Care Assistant (Adult)

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
17 Dec 2023

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Job summary

*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.

Kilverstone ward is the acute cardiology ward for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. As an HCA your role would involve nursing care for patients with acute cardiac conditions, you would work closely and alongside the team which comprises of other HCA's, Registered nurses as well as members of the multi-disciplinary team.

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

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the position

This role would involve providing and maintaining high standards of nursing care for patients with acute cardiac conditions within the hospital. You would care for patients post MI, pre and post procedures, heart failure, arrhythmias, pre and post cardiac surgery amongst others.

The main duties of an apprentice HCA position within cardiology is to support the delivery of high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare. All staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence and demonstrate behaviours that support and encourage an inclusive culture. Within Cardiology as an apprentice HCA you would be expected to assist patients with their personal care as well as considering their nutritional needs, taking observations routinely as well as post procedural observations and to maintain high standards of care and documentation. You will be working very closely with registered nurses and well as other HCA colleagues and good, clear communication is essential.

If you would like more information about the role and / or department, please do not hesitate to call or email on the below contact details. We would also be more than happy to showcase the department to you by arranging a tour which will enable you to obtain a full experience of the department.

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

06 December 2023

Pay scheme



£10,296 a year per annum, pro rata (£198 per week)




14 months

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Job locations

Norfolk and Norwich University Hopsital




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