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Apprentice Care Support Worker

Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust
Nursing/physical care: washing/bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding, maintaining personal hygiene, cannulation, venepuncture, changing bed linen, taking observations, cleaning patient’s rooms. Communication: talking to patients/relatives, reporting accidents, reporting any changes in patient’s physical condition and/or mental health, maintaining confidentiality, dignity and integrity at all times, awareness of policies and procedures. • Administration: Recording data, filing, sorting patient notes, photocopying, scanning, answering patient/relative queries, answering telephone, taking messages, ordering and taking deliveries, monitoring and maintaining stock levels

Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust - Employer

Harrogate Hospital is the publicly funded national healthcare system in the United Kingdom. Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust runs Harrogate District Hospital, a NHS district general hospital in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. The trust was founded on 1 January 2005

Harrogate & District  NHS Foundation Trust


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Job Summary

New Vacancy
Health & Social Care
Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust

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.

This includes:

  • 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.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

A-D in Maths and English or Level 2 functional in Maths and English.

Skills required

  • Ability to work using own initiative
  • Ability to work within policies and procedures
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good standards of hygiene and hygiene awareness
  • IT and administration skills

Salary – 12 weeks of national apprentice wage and then moves up to national minimum wage for the age group

Personal Qualities

  • Caring
  • Good communication skills
  • Calm manner
  • Good all round attitude
  • Professional

Future prospects

Initially you will join the Trust on a 13 month fixed term contract and on successful completion of the apprenticeship training you will be offered a permanent Band 2 Care Support Worker post

Additional Information

Training provided

Intermediate NVQ in Health Care Support Worker, plus functional skills and technical certificate. The training will be provided by Harrogate College.

HCUK Training - Learning Provider

HCUK Training is the work based learning and skills division of the Hull College Group, responsible for the delivery of Apprenticeships, Traineeships,  Employability Skills and business training solutions across Yorkshire and the Humber. We are committed to improving the skills, employability and progression opportunities for all of our learners and unlock their potential through lifelong learning.

For more information about this vacancy please contact the provider HCUK Training on 0300 330 2010 or email: (Ref ID:73202)
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