Level 2 Healthcare Science Apprentice

University Hospitals B
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Operating across multiple sites, including Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic, our commitment to our 22,000 staff is to create the best place for them to work, which is why we are dedicated to:
  • Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
  • Being a Stonewall Diversity Champion, aiming to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ staff and patients;
  • Being a disability confident employer and in line with the disability confident scheme guarantee an interview for all disabled applicants where they meet the essential criteria;
  • Making reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process for those with a physical or hidden disabilities, including those who are neuro-diverse;
  • Working with marginalised groups, such as those from BAME backgrounds, to increase representation, facilitate positive action and promote anti-racist practice throughout the Trust;
  • Offering our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, access to mentors and peer support groups to support their personal and career development objectives.

We are a leading provider of healthcare with an regional, national and international reputation providing cutting edge healthcare.

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This exciting opportunity has arisen for a selection of enthusiastic individuals to start a career in healthcare science in the NHS.

Healthcare Science Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2

This 15 month programme aims to develop competent Healthcare Science Assistants who can support healthcare science associates, practitioners, clinical scientists and others, in a variety of areas of Healthcare Science and you may be working in Respiratory Physiology, Neurophysiology or Vascular.

As a Healthcare Science Assistant Apprentice you'll support colleagues in healthcare science. You will be trained to perform a variety of Healthcare Assistant support roles in a busy department, which will involve meeting, communicating and working with people from all backgrounds.

You could be working directly with patients, preparing patients for diagnostic test, or you could be inputting data, following written procedures, ordering stock and any other associated administrative duties to support the team.

There will be classroom sessions and work based assessment which contributes to the learning element of the programme.

Apprentices will also complete a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their learning and skills in practice in accordance with the apprenticeship framework.

The healthcare science level 2 apprenticeship is suited to those who are interested in the welfare of others and have a caring attitude to other people, with a keen interest in science.

We are looking for people who can put the patient's needs before their own, be honest, friendly and have a professional attitude to work.

The work will be based in busy departments; therefore will suit individuals who like to deal with a variety of tasks.

Through your working practices you will apply dignity, respect and maintain confidentiality, you will work well in a team, be courteous, sympathetic and professional.

It is also important that you maintain a safe working environment and contribute to the safeguarding of patients.

You will learn how to undertake the tasks involved in the role whilst in the workplace. You will need to be hard working, organised, committed to the team around you and have good communication skills.

Punctuality and reliability in attending workplace and college are essential.

The post holder will undertake work based training in conjunction with the Healthcare Science Assistant Training Programme, supported by the Academy of Healthcare Science.

This post does not guarantee permanent employment on completion, however the apprenticeship will provide you with valuable skills and experience to apply for future healthcare science supporting positions within the NHS.

Where can the role lead:

Healthcare Science Assistants, with experience and further training could apply for positions as Healthcare Science Associates.

With further experience as a Healthcare Science Associate, you could progress your career and apply to train as a Healthcare Science Practitioner (by taking an undergraduate BSc (Hons) programme.)

For more information please contact Alice Hatch Head of Training and Development Cardiology QEHB on 0121 371 2532

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient

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All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from Job seekers who require sponsorship under the Skilled Migrant Sponsorship program to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

However, please be advised that not all posts meet the criteria for this sponsorship. Therefore, please can you ensure you qualify for a Skilled Worker visa prior to applying for this post and read the guidance on Skilled Migrant sponsorship.

Please go to the gov.uk website and search skilled migrant visa for further information

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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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