Apprentice Health Care Assistant

Bolton NHS Foundation
Lanceburn Healthcentre, Salford
Competitive salary
05 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust was formed in 2008 and, in 2011, we became an integrated provider with community health services joining the trust. Covering a catchment area that also incorporates parts of Bury, Wigan and Salford, we deliver hospital and community based services from the Royal Bolton Hospital in Farnworth and from 20 health centres across Bolton, to a catchment population of 320,000 people. We have a CQC rating as good overall and we have some key areas of outstanding practice with an outstanding rating for being well led at every level.

Buildings, names and models of care have changed over the centuries, but one thing has remained constant and is prevalent among our 5,900+ staff members: the enduring commitment to providing the best health and care for the people of Bolton.

Apprentice Health Care Assistant

SHINE Sexual Health Services

37.5 hrs including 1 day study leave.

This is a great opportunity to start your career in the NHS by working as an apprentice health care assistant in our sexual health service. We are proud of the fact that our apprentice health care assistants over the past years have gone on to successfully obtain permanent jobs in healthcare or begin their nurse training. You will gain valuable experience at a leading NHS Trust and achieve a nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification in Healthcare support work.

We are looking for an individual aged 17 years and above with a good standard of education, with English and Maths GCSE at grade A-C. Having excellent communication and IT skills you will have a confidence to communicate at all levels as you will be working with a wide variety of staff and patients.

You will be based in the SHINE Sexual Health service at the Lance Burn Health Centre Salford. You will be involved with the provision of front line care and clerical support to patients working with the clinical and administration staff in the service.

We are able to offer a fixed term contract for a period of 12 to 18 months dependent on the level of qualification being undertaken and you will complete the apprenticeship qualification within this time period with a local learning provider. During this time you will have enjoy the full benefits of working for the NHS. This apprenticeship is suitable for progression to roles such as health care assistant, trainee assistant practitioner , student nurse and may ultimately lead to a successful career in the NHS. We can support you with your ongoing progression.

We provide sexual health services (sexual, reproductive and HIV) for people in Salford and Bolton in a number of community centres and clinics throughout these areas.

The Trust is rated "Good" by the Care Quality Commission and has an excellent reputation for the provision of sexual health services for both adults and young people.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust provide services across the north west side of the Greater Manchester area ranging from hospital services in Bolton to community services across Bolton, Salford, Ashton, Leigh and Wigan. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. We have recently been given a CQC rating of Good. Over 5,700 people work for the Trust and many of them have been here a long time. People find they don't need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare.

The Family Division aims to deliver the highest standards of care for maternity, sexual health, gynaecology and a range of acute and community children's services. The Division is a Centre of Excellence for Women's and Children's services and has a credible and enviable reputation. We deliver over 6,000 babies and carry around 1500 gynaecological procedures each year, making us a specialist provider of health services for women, babies and their families in the North West Sector of Manchester and beyond.

In accordance with eligibility criteria for government funded apprenticeship schemes applicants must be aged 17 or over for these posts and have been resident in the UK / EU for the last 3 years. Applicants must not have a degree, level 4 qualification or above or already be in any form of formal government funded education.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameVal DawberJob titleSenior Nurse/Team LeaderEmail addressval.dawber@boltonft.nhs.ukTelephone number0161 206 1094/99Additional contact information

Please contact Tuesday -Friday for calls and/or arrange informal visits

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The vision of this Trust is to be recognised by the people of Bolton and beyond as an excellent provider of health and care services and a great place to work. We are striving to attract, recruit and retain high calibre skilled staff which reflect our communities. We are an inclusive employer who trains and develops our staff in a positive learning environment. We aim to be consciously inclusive and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed. We would particularly encourage candidates from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background and candidates with health conditions or impairments.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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