Detailed Job Description
Healthcare Careers at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (HDFT)
Do you have a passion for caring for others; have the desire to build a rewarding career in the NHS – if so then we would like to hear from you.
It is a fantastic and exciting time to join our organisation as we have joined forces with Harrogate College to offer a number of Apprentice Care Support Worker (ACSW) posts in our medical and surgical areas. This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) apprenticeship programme where you will gain a Level 2 qualification in Clinical Healthcare Support.
- Competitive salary
- Paid training costs
- Guaranteed job after qualification
- Pension scheme
- Time off for study at College
- Paid holidays
- Opportunity to progress your career and access higher level training.
Successful applicants will work as team members in their chosen ward, unit or department. You will spend 1 day per week attending timetabled study sessions, either in college or at the hospital. For the first 6 months you will be required to work day shifts from Monday to Friday.
After the first 4 weeks you will be required to work early and late shifts with some weekends and after 3 months this will include some night shifts, as appropriate to your clinical area. Following a 3 week induction you will start the apprenticeship programme. During your training you will receive support, supervision and training from the clinical team, a dedicated skills teacher and attend timetabled sessions at Harrogate College to assist your progression towards completing your qualification.
Apprentice Care Support Workers play a vital role in delivering high standards of care to patients in the hospital and the community. Working on a busy ward, you will work closely with the multi-disciplinary nursing team to ensure all patients are cared for and treated with dignity and respect. Your duties will be varied and include assisting patients during meal times, maintenance of their personal hygiene, making patients comfortable, talking and listening to patients, involved in patient activities and support them to use ward facilitates such as the bathroom, You will also gain experience in gaining a number of key clinical skills such as undertaking observations such as temperature, blood pressure, blood glucose and urine tests.
This is a very demanding and challenging role so you need to be a very compassionate and caring person who has a passion for this type of work. It is a highly rewarding career with options to progress your career within the Trust.