Apprentice Healthcare Assistant

Recruiter
Norfolk and Norwich Un
Location
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
03 Mar 2021
Closes
12 Mar 2021
Ref
234-20-W2463
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to 'provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most', and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others' diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

Wish you were here..? Take a look at our recruitment brochure under the 'Further links' section to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer

** 14 month Fixed Term Contract - Apprenticeship **

We welcome applications from individuals wishing to become an Apprentice and gain experience in the NHS. You will develop new skills and knowledge whilst working with an established team gaining valuable work experience and a recognised apprenticeship qualification.

You will be enrolled with a local education provider and will be required to complete your Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Standard within the duration of the placement.

There has never been a more exciting time to come and join the vibrant Jenny Lind Children's Hospital team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. With our recently approved aspirational Children's Strategy and being one of the largest Children's units in the Eastern Region, we are continually seeking to improve and expand our existing services. We are very proud of our Hospital's PRIDE values which underpin our improvement strategy. Everyone who works here plays an important role in our journey to outstanding.

Our Jenny Lind Children's Hospital incorporates Children's Inpatient, Ambulatory, Emergency, Neonatal and Outpatient care. We treat children and young people across a broad range of specialties including Paediatric Medicine, Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT, plastics and much more. We also have a dedicated Surgical and medical HDU. Our collaborative team care to children living in Norfolk and for those accessing specialist treatments across the Eastern Region.

Are you a dedicated, enthusiastic, motivated individual with a passion to provide evidence based/best practice care to children and their families?

If yes, we would love to hear from you! Our team welcomes you to come and find out about the fantastic opportunities within our friendly and dedicated hospital.

We currently have an Apprentice Health Care Assistant Vacancy on our Inpatient Children's Ward, Buxton Ward and Children's Assessment Unit.

We are looking to employ highly motivated individual who will be responsible for the delivery of care to children admitted to the hospital.

To work with all members of the Ward/Department clinical team within the multi-disciplinary framework. Maintain a high standard of patient care under the direction of the Ward/Department Sister/Charge Nurse.

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, 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, Dedication, Integrity and Excellence.

Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must be:
  • Aged 16+
  • Resident in the UK/EEA for the last three years
  • Must not have a qualification at the equivalent or above level in a similar subject (there needs to be significant new learning)
  • Must NOT be in any form of formal government-funded education

Qualifications and Skills Required:
  • Good general standard of education
  • 4 GCSE's at Grade C/D or above (or equivalent) PLEASE CHECK JD to confirm
  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills

The NNUH are pleased to be able to offer a variety of challenging apprenticeships. Should you be selected for interview we may wish to discuss with you a range of alternative positions for you to consider.

Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Open to applications: 2nd March 2021

Closes to applications: 14th March 2021

Interview date: 19th March 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Samantha Ritchie - Ward Sister

samantha.ritchie@nnuh.nhs.uk

01603 289794

OR

Laura Jones - Acting Sister

laura.jones@nnuh.nhs.uk

01603 286776

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The Job Description provides details of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship - (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: All our communication with you regarding your application will be by e-mail so please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

Data Protection: A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

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.

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