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Apprentice Healthcare Assistant- Medicine & Surgery Divisions

Job Details:

Job details
Posting date: 23 July 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £7,625 to £14,265 Pro Rata Per Annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 29 July 2019
Location: Trust Wide, Doncaster & Worksop, DN2 5LT
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 272-1881681



Wage range – national apprentice wage or band 2 annex 21 subject to prior experience and qualifications

This advert offers full time positions (37.5 hours per week) for Apprentice Health Care Assistants, across various wards at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Bassetlaw Hospital, and Montagu Hospital.

It is a 14 month intermediate apprenticeship programme and successful candidates will be required to attend College 2 days per month.

Whether you have prior experience or are new to health care, this is a fantastic opportunity to join our welcoming and helpful Trust as a highly valued team member providing safe and effective care to our patients, and provides an opportunity for you to develop within the workplace

Our Apprentice Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) provide some of the most personal and fundamental support to our patients so if you are kind, compassionate and you always act in the best interests of others, then we want to hear from you.

You will work alongside nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals to provide a positive experience to our patients and their relatives at times of need. You will support patients in various ways such as:

  • washing and dressing
  • toileting
  • bed making
  • serving patients meals/assisting with feeding
  • helping people to mobilise
  • assisting with patients’ overall comfort
  • monitoring patients’ conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respirations and weight– national early warning scores (NEWS)
  • providing encouragement to lifestyle and behaviour changes
  • developing skills associated with being a new parent

The care that you will provide is paramount to our ability to provide high quality and safe services which run 24 hours 7 days a week. You will be required to work flexibly as your working rota will include nights, weekends, and bank holidays.

You will be an excellent communicator, able to prioritise taking into consideration the variety of patients’ needs and also be able to follow instructions.

We have full time vacancies for Apprentice Health Care Assistants working in different areas such as Care of the elderly, orthopaedics, surgery. All Apprentice Healthcare Assistants will complete an induction programme and the Care Certificate on commencement of post. Apprentice Healthcare Assistants will then go on to complete a 14 month apprenticeship programme, and upon successful completion and satisfactory reference from your line manager, you will commence in post as a band 2 Trained Healthcare Assistant with DBTH.

We believe that the best care to our patients and community is provided by a professional and motivated team, so we invest heavily in training and education. There will also be lots of opportunities to support your development and improve your skills.

At Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust you’ll be rewarded by a team that’s proud to support its staff in all aspects of their lives. If you are up to the challenge, submit an application to become part of team DBTH.

You must be aged 18 or over to apply and must be able to provide certified evidence of all relevant qualifications.

The assessment event will be an opportunity for you to meet our staff, to learn about a typical day in the life of a Healthcare Assistant, to learn what is important to us and to ask any questions that you might have.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact the recruitment team, telephone 01302 642584. Alternatively contact us via email

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