Apprentice Health Care Science Support Worker

South Tees Hospitals N
The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
Competitive salary
28 Apr 2021
05 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
A Position has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to assist with sample preparation and information analysis in accordance with the laboratory duties within the Microbiology. Experience of working within a laboratory setting and the NHS would be desirable.

The post holder will be expected to have good IT skills, telephone manner, a flexible approach to working, good manual skills and work with automated equipment to help assist Biomedical Scientists in their routine work.

As an apprentice you will receive all the training you need to be able to carry out this role fully and competently and you will undertake the Healthcare Support Worker Level 2 apprenticeship standard. You will be released for study once a fortnight and supported to achieve this qualification. You will receive 27 days annual leave and be entitled to a range of discounts on services and products from a number of retailers and organisations in the local area.

The minimum entry requirements are 2 GCSEs *A - C or level 2 in English and maths (or equivalent).

Applications cannot be accepted if you have:

Previously completed a Health & Social Care qualification or apprenticeship (in the same field) at level 2 or level 3, you are not eligible for further or similar apprenticeships.

It is expected that the post holder will participate in 24/ 7 working after a suitable period of training.

A high standard of patient confidentiality is required.

South Tees is a high performing Trust, employing 9000 staff, providing acute and community services. We pride ourselves on excellence and are situated at the heart of a great place to live.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Elaine Watson Job title Bacteriology Lead BMS Email address Telephone number 01642 850850 ext: 58947

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Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.
Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

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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