Apprentice Healthcare Support Worker

Posted 18 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Looking for a role where you can make a difference?

Wanting to make a start into healthcare?

We have the role for you!

HHFT is offering a trainee Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship

As an eligible trainee HCSW we invite you to join our dynamic healthcare team where you will complete the fully-funded HHFT Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship, gain a national qualification and upon completion, be offered a permanent substantive post!

The duration of the apprenticeship will be 24 months. This a fantastic opportunity to get into healthcare, earn while you learn, and should you aspire to, progress your career towards a Nurse Associate or Nurse role.

If you have an existing Level 3 Healthcare Support Worker (HCSW) Qualification.

HHFT is offering a substantive Band 2 post; salary range: £18,005 – £19,337 pa (pro rata for part time).

Health Care Support Worker – Emergency Surgery (C3 + ESAC) – Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Location:North Hampshire Hospital

  • Role Description: Here on C3, we are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join our team as we strive to provide high standards of care for all who come through our doors. Successful candidates will be expected to provide excellent evidence based nursing care to a variety of general surgical patients in an exciting and challenging but supportive environment.

Flexible working patterns will considered for all nursing applicants!

What we look for:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • IT skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Empathy to patients’ needs and concerns.
  • Organisational skills
  • Teamwork skills

What we Offer:

  • C3 is divided into 5 teams, each mentored by one of our ward sisters. This ‘family tree’ style approach means that we pride ourselves on timely appraisals and regular 1:1 meetings ensuring you always have a personal development plan set and the support you need to achieve your goals.
  • All new HCSWs, no matter of background or experience are given an induction programme which includes 2-4 weeks supernumerary time where we ensure you have a protected ‘shadowing’ period to ease you in to ward life at your own pace. As a member of our team, our hope is that you are given every opportunity to develop and prepare yourself for an exciting career in health care wherever it may take you.
  • Your life outside HHFT is important and the Trust are happy to consider applications with flexible working patterns that cater to individual requirements; this can be discussed at interview.

Who we are:

C3 is a modern and constantly developing Emergency Surgical Assessment Ward comprising of a 21 inpatient beds, an 8 trolley Surgical Assessment Unit and an Emergency Surgical Ambulatory Clinic for admission avoidance.

We care for a wide variety of surgical conditions including Colorectal, Urology, Hepatobiliary and General surgery to name but a few, giving scope for continuing development and a wide range of learning opportunities.

We work closely with The Emergency Department, taking admissions into our SAU as well as direct GP admissions meaning we have an excellent turn over and flow of patients through the department.

Members of our team are good humoured, outgoing individuals with a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds. This means there is always someone available to answer your questions and bounce ideas off of. As a member of the team you are encouraged to take ownership and take an active role in bettering C3 ward, we value new ideas and innovation.

About the trust:

The vision at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to provide outstanding care for every patient. We serve a population of nearly 600,000 people across Hampshire and West Berkshire as well as some people who access our specialist services from across the country.

Created in January 2012 the Foundation Trust prioritises the provision of exceptional, compassionate, care delivered by the valued staff working in a culture of collaboration and mutual respect. HHFT employs circa 6,000 people and had a turnover of £382m in 17/18

Four core values (CARE) Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Encourage. These are in place to support of four clear objectives, provide outstanding care of patients, empowering all members of staff, sustainable growth and innovating for the future.

#AspiringToBeTheBest

For further details / informal visits contact:

Esther Muhoza, Ward Manager

esther.muhoza@hhft.nhs.uk

Reference: 40914002

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