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Clinical Support Worker - Health Care Assistant

Job Description

As we grow and promote better patient care and experience in our new facilities, we are looking to recruit highly motivated, experienced and innovative administrative and ancillary wards support staff who will embrace our exciting service developments, whilst providing the best care possible to our patients.

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is a community which prides itself on providing the highest standard of healthcare services to our patients. We are in the top three NHS hospital groups in the East of England for size and number of patients. We have also just invested £150 million in services and buildings, which created some fantastic environments to work in.

We are looking to recruit highly motivated Clinical Support Workers who play an integral role at all stages of a patient’s care, from the initial diagnosis, to treatment and beyond. As a Clinical Support Worker you will be a valuable part of the nursing team. You will find yourself assisting patients with hygiene and comfort needs, taking blood pressure and pulse rates, communicating with colleagues and patients and record keeping.

We are offering an apprenticeship for individuals who are interested in becoming Clinical Support Workers and this apprenticeship programme provides the skills and knowledge needed to support doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and healthcare scientists when they provide healthcare.

You will be given Training opportunities working in various clinical healthcare support roles to provide patient care in a range of settings. This apprenticeship includes qualifications at QCF Level 2 and 3.

The divisions we are recruiting to are Medicine, Surgery and Women’s and Children’s. These areas are: General Medicine, General Surgery, Elderly Care, Renal, Cardiology, Theatres, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Acute and Emergency Medicine, Urology, Maternity and many others.

As part of the Apprenticeship Programme, you will be required to attend a pre assessment on Wednesday the 23rd of November.

Following your pre assessment, successful interview and subject to completion of pre employment checks your estimated starting date will be 23rd January 2017

Due to this position being funded by the Government we are unable to take applications from anyone that falls in the following criteria:
- Has attained a degree (Bachelors or Masters) or equivalent in any subject gained either in the UK or overseas.
- Has attained a Level 4 vocational award in any subject gained either in the UK or overseas.
- Has not been a resident in the UK for at least 3 years
- Under 18 years of age

Please be aware that most, but not all of our positions will involve working to a departmental rota that will include late/night shifts, and weekends.

For further details / informal visits contact:
If you would like to speak to anyone regarding this programme please contact Dean Carpenter on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date in certain circumstances. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

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'If you are affected by the current change process in the organisation and wish to apply for this role please email ( Email address removed ) to discuss pay protection. The Trust will take a pragmatic approach to these issues and will look at it on a 'case by case' basis'

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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