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Apprentice Healthcare Science Assistant

Employer
South Tyneside and Sun
Location
South Tyneside & Sunderland
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
2 Dec 2021

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One Team One Trust

There are many reasons to work at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (STSFT). From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. STSFT is committed to respect, fairness and civility. We promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture and working environment.

We aim to be an 'employer of choice' and we invest in our people. Looking after our workforce's health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support.

With an operating income of around £563 million and non-current assets of £241m, the Trust employs around 8,300 people. The Trust provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000.

We provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead. This includes areas such as Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services.

Inpatient facilities are provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital (SRH), South Tyneside District Hospital (STDH), St Benedict's Hospice and from the specialist Sunderland Eye Infirmary. This gives a total of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art critical care facilities.

We offer our staff outstanding benefits. This includes an onsite at Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support, interpreting and translation provider and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.

Apprentice Healthcare Science Assistant

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated Apprentice Healthcare Science Assistant who can demonstrate good clinical ability in the delivery of diagnostic cardiology care.

You should be willing to develop your professional practice within a dynamic clinical environment.

We offer training in a variety of skills and experience and actively support continuing professional development.

Training towards the apprenticeship will also be delivered in conjunction with Sunderland College.

Prior experience of cardiology in primary, secondary or tertiary care is desirable but not essential.

A willingness to take on new roles and responsibilities is essential within our dynamic service that aspires to deliver the very best care to our patients.

You must demonstrate both a caring and compassionate nature and an ability to work effectively with a team.

We have a large team of healthcare science assistants, associates and physiologists who you would work alongside in delivering ECG, Ambulatory ECG, blood pressure monitors and assisting in the clinical setting.

The duration of the apprenticeship is 15 months which is subject to regular reviews to demonstrate progress.

Apprentices will commence on Annex 21 of the salary stated and to support the development in the role, the postholder is required to complete L2 Healthcare Support Worker Standard over the period of the apprenticeship. Maths and English at Level 2 (GCSE Minimum grade C/4) is essential for the post. Following the successful completion of the apprenticeship the apprentice will moved into a substantive position

For apprenticeship queries contact:
Adrienne Clark
Adrienne.clark1@nhs.net

For role specific queries contact:
Laura Robinson
Laura.robinson31@nhs.net

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Before commencing/submitting your application form, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Process/Confirming Appointment Procedure Candidate Guidance


Important note on completion of the reference section of Application Form - In line with NHS Employment Check Standards, if you are successful at interview, the Trust, as part of the recruitment process will seek to confirm a 3 year employment/training/education history. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous employer and/or educational establishment that cover the last 3 years. If you are currently a professional student due to qualify, please also provide the details of your mentor. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

You will be able to track the progress of your application via NHS Jobs. If you have been successful at shortlisting you will be invited to interview via NHS Jobs using the e-mail address you have registered. You should check your SPAM / Junk folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 6 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote the job reference number in all correspondence.

Please note the vacancy may be closed early if exceptional volumes of applications are received and late applications will not be accepted or considered.

DBS CHARGES

As from 1st November 2020, it is a requirement of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month's pay.

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