Apprentice Healthcare Assistant

Recruiter
Norfolk and Norwich Un
Location
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
01 Apr 2021
Closes
11 Apr 2021
Ref
234-20-M2227
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 Apprenticeship Programme within the duration of the placement.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Medical Directorate who are looking to recruit Apprentice Health Care Assistants to work on their Older Peoples Medicine wards at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Apprentice will work under close supervision and will be expected to achieve competencies over a 14 month period to build a portfolio of evidence for apprenticeship accreditation. Under direction of the nursing team you will be expected to work with all members of the multidisciplinary team, to contribute to the provision of the highest standards of patient care. You will accurately and promptly carry out instructions of the registered nurse who is professionally accountable for delivery of care. Core duties are specified within the Trusts Approved core list for Healthcare assistants.

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 D / 3 or above
  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills

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.

Full time: 37.5 hours per week. As an integral part of the ward team you will be required to work weekends and Bank Holidays, however there will be no night shifts involved with this role.

Open for applications: 31st March 2021

Close for applications: 11thy April 2021

Interview date: 23rd April 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Annie Cook

Career Development Manager

Tel: 01603 287375

Email: annie.cook@nnuh.nhs.uk

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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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