Apprentice Health Care Assistant

Norfolk and Norwich Un
Cromer Hospital, Cromer
Competitive salary
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

Job Details

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 Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard within the duration of the placement.

We have two vacancies for Apprentice Health Care Assistants to join our Hospital. One vacancy is within our Day Procedure Unit and the other is within our Out-patient Department - please see both job descriptions attached.

The Day Procedure Unit at Cromer Hospital is a six bay treatment area where patients undergo minor surgery in the procedure room including LA Plastic Surgery, Pain management, Hysteroscopy, Flexible Cystoscopy, Post-Menopausal Bleeding Clinic and Medical Botox. The eye theatre also offers Cataract and Oculoplastic Surgery and Intravitreal Injection lists. This post will also support the North Norfolk Macmillan Centre which has a 6 chair chemotherapy bay that provides treatment such as chemotherapy, blood transfusions, and infusions, two LA procedure rooms that undergo minor surgery including LA Dermatology, Urology, and Gynaecology, and three outpatient rooms.

The Out-patient Department at Cromer Hospital is a busy Unit, providing outpatient services to the people of North Norfolk and surrounding area. It comprises of Outpatients, phlebotomy and dermatology room. You will be expected to work in all areas of the Department and be taught to use the specialised equipment. Allies provides Outpatient appointments for Cataracts, Glaucoma, Medical Retinal, Oculoplastic, AMD and Occuloplastic.

You will be expected to work in all areas of the Department and be taught to use the specialist equipment.

You should be able to work well as part of a team and be able to prioritise your own workload.

Under the direction of the registered nurse, you will work with all members of the multi-disciplinary team, to contribute to the provision of the highest standards of patient care.

To participate in the admission process under the supervision of registered staff.

To report all care that has been given to patients within the team to a registered nurse.

To accurately document all care delivered to patients, countersigned by a Registered nurse maintaining confidentiality at all times.

To assist in the preparation of patients and equipment for treatment, investigations or procedures as directed by the Registered nurse.

To keep the clinical area clean and tidy maintaining a safe environment.

To chaperone/escort patients to other clinical departments under the direction of the Registered nurse.

To participate in the admission process under the supervision of registered staff.

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 D/3 or above (or equivalent)
  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Good communication and interpersonal skill
  • 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 for applications: 23rd November 2021

Close for applications: 30th November 2021

Interview date: 10th December 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alexandra Parvin / Billy Lawson

Senior Sister / Senior Charge Nurse

01603 646249 / 01603 646196 /

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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.

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 (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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