Apprentice Healthcare Assistant

5 days left

Recruiter
Gloucestershire Health
Location
Cinderford
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
20 Jul 2021
Closes
30 Jul 2021
Ref
327-21-611
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
We love what we do and we think you will, too!

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.

**1 x apprenticeship opportunity for 15 months**

Apply today to start your journey in becoming part of our future Healthcare Workforce!

The Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience and training in community hospital settings.

An apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who has an interest in pursuing a career within healthcare as well as gaining a Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare. There are excellent opportunities to develop your career further with access to further apprenticeship programmes involving a dedicated career pathway that could lead onto becoming a Registered Nursing Associate or Registered Nurse, whilst being fully paid with no university fees

Healthcare assistants play a vital role in the care of patients; working under the direction of healthcare professionals they take care of the day-to-day needs of patients by providing help with personal care, meals and mobility. They also carry out a range of housekeeping duties as well as performing patient observations such as taking a patient's temperature, pulse, respiration rate and blood pressure.

Healthcare assistants are expected to be friendly, caring and sensitive with the confidence to communicate with patients and healthcare professional colleagues.

The job of healthcare assistant is a physical one, daily responsibilities include:
  • To assist in the delivery of high-quality patient care, promoting rehabilitation and independence under the supervision of qualified staff
  • Use a degree of initiative to ensure patient's personal needs are met, and the patient's condition is reported to qualified staff.
  • Assist in maintaining a safe and healthy environment, by ensuring orderliness and hygiene and safety of the ward/department
  • Gain competencies in skills specific to the role and department

At all times ensuring a high standard of care is delivered to patient's carers and visitors and a kind, caring and professional attitude whilst considering dignity, privacy, cultural and religious needs is maintained.

Apprentices will be expected to work a shift pattern this will include early morning, evening, weekend working and bank holidays. The maximum working week is 37.5 hours / week; each shift pattern includes an unpaid break of 30 minutes.

The workshops are held once a month in Gloucester and the successful candidates would have to travel to Gloucester to attend.

Successful applicants will start their apprenticeship Monday 13th September 2021

No alternative dates can be arranged.

For more details of the role and requirements of the apprenticeship, please see Job Description attached.

Please note: Apprenticeships are used to develop new work-based skills and cannot be used to gain the same or similar qualification.

This post is subject to a DBS check and successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 30th July 2021

For further information please contact Jo Rayer - Apprenticeship and Widening Access Facilitator: 0300 421 8346 jo.rayer@ghc.nhs.uk

As a Health Care Assistant/ Support Worker you will be responsible for participating and assisting in the delivery of care / services to patients and service users as part of a Mental Health and Social Care Health Service. Health Care Assistant, Social Care Workers and other Healthcare Support Workers employed by the Trust are required to follow the guidance set out in Code of Conduct for Health Care Assistants/ Health Care Support Workers to provide safe and compassionate care of a high standard, and to challenge others who are not. You will receive direct supervision and partake in reflective practice / training on a regular basis and be required to meet the Care Certificate standards.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document 'Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice' prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a 'Veteran Aware Trust', evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right hand side, titled 'Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance'.

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Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust's Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

Applicants should note that all appointments to GHCNHSFT are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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