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Apprentice HCA Sexual Health

Bolton NHS Foundation
Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton
Competitive salary
Closing date
19 Oct 2021

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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.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated provider of acute, intermediate and community health care serving the population of Bolton. This provides us with an opportunity for our services to work closely with our partners in primary care and the local authority to ensure a seamless service for our patients.

Here at Bolton our patients are at the heart of everything we do. We ensure our patients receive the highest quality of Care and are guided by our trust Values. We are proud that our Trust is a centre of excellence for maternity, neonatal and care for children, and that it has been rated as Good by the Quality Care Commission (CQC). This is in recognition of the patient experience and quality of care that our staff provide to patients. It is also supported by our Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Framework for Professional Practice.

The Family Care Division aims to deliver the highest standards of care in maternity, sexual health, gynaecology and a range of acute and community children's services. We deliver over 6,000 babies and carry around 1,500 gynaecological procedures each year.

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 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 Royal Bolton Hospital. 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.

The aims of this Trust are to improve the health of and provide the best possible care to the population in which we serve and ensure that our staff have joy and pride in their work. We are striving to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities in which we serve. We value our staff and can offer excellent opportunities for further training and development. We are keen to reflect our local population and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed.

If you would like to know more about the ward or have an informal visit please contact Danine Carreyett /Ward Manager / 01204 390776 / or Clare Owen /Matron / 01204 3903959 /

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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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