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Apprentice Healthcare Assistant Partners Health

To support the GPs and practice Nursing team in providing care and advice to patients and carers.

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Closing date: 06 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    The core working hours of the practices are Monday-Friday 8am - 6pm. You will work 3 long days (8am-6pm) and one short day between those hours.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000064078

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Provide clinical support to the Senior Clinicians on site

Support Infection Control Procedures including the decontamination of equipment and furniture

Carry out basic observations on patients as requested (BP, Blood Oxygen saturations, Temperature etc.)

Chaperoning where required

Responsibility for clinical stock checks and keeping rooms stocked

To carry out phlebotomy after appropriate training

Carry out routine health checks as advised by the clinical lead

To gain the underpinning knowledge and practical skills to administer basic life support if necessary.

To maintain a professional image and observe confidentiality at all times

To maintain accurate records of patient documentation. To maintain accurate, timely and legible records of patient care including data input and submission of statistical information as required

To prepare and maintain clinical environments according to Health & Safety and Infection Control policies.

Carry out stock checks of clinical areas and fridges and ensure there is always adequate stock

To prepare and maintain information packs for patients

To contribute to the ordering, distribution and maintenance of equipment

To feedback and report on the condition and welfare of patients to the appropriate clinician.

To undertake any other duties that may be reasonably required as a direct response to surgery requirements.

To work in accordance with policies, procedures and protocols recognised by Practice.


Cultural

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

Ensure continuing education, training and development is undertaken to meet role specific and governance guidelines for Continuing Professional Development.

Continue to develop soft skills and emotional intelligence in line with the requirements and culture and to uphold the values and culture of Partners Health.

BEHAVIOURS


Partners Health staff should strive towards the following behaviours to support their professional development and working life

o Communicate appropriately and clearly and also know when to listen
o Polite and professional at all times
o Self- starting, inquisitive and determined
o Organised, Structured and Purposeful
o Diplomatic, Tactful, Emotionally Aware
o Determined, Focused and Resilient
o Self -Aware as an individual or part of a team
o Happy to Contribute, Respectful, Adaptable
o Eager to learn and seek the highest outcomes
o Patient and outcome focused
o Respectfully challenging and decisive
o Know when to ask for help
o Work Safely

ADMINISTRATION & GENERAL

As an employee of the Partners Health it is expected that you will take due diligence and care in regard to any information collected, recorded, processed or handled by you during the course of your work and that such information is collected, recorded, processed and handled in compliance with Practice requirements and instructions.
The post holder may be required to travel as part of their duties to other sites in the PCN

To work to the agreed standards, policies and procedures, values and beliefs of the organisation

The duties of this post are a guide to the range of responsibilities that may be required. These may change from time to time to meet the needs of the service and/or the development needs of the post holder. This job description will be revised regularly to take account of changes within the organisational structure and the practice business plan

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required.

This programme includes the Clinical Healthcare Support (QCF) Diploma L3.

You will attend some workshop delivery at our Derby Road college campus in Mansfield to support your learning and development.

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.

You will experience a blended learning model.

You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Ensuring continuing education, training and development is a key part of the role and Partners Health are committed to providing good quality, learning and development opportunities to their staff. This may include progression onto higher level apprenticeship training to support a Nursing Degree.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

There is a high likelihood that you may be required to work at the practice based in Bingham from time to time, therefore the ability to move within practices is preferable.

About the employer

Partners Health was formed in 2015 by the GP Partners of of practices within Rushcliffe. The vision is to care for patients and the community in a sustainable and modern way. They are committed to living life better for and on behalf of their patients, colleagues and their communities. They have three values at their core, courage, creativity and commitment.

Employer

Partners Health

Address

Newgate Street

Bingham

Nottingham

NG13 8FD

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Training

Training provider

WEST NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COLLEGE

Contact

Leoni

apprenticeships@wnc.ac.uk

01623 900469

Apprenticeship standard

Senior healthcare support worker

Level 3 (A level)


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