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We are currently looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Healthcare Assistant to join our busy, friendly, patient focussed practice team. Full training will be provided through an apprenticeship. We are a forward-looking and innovative practice, providing more than just General Medical services.

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Closing date: 06 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Please review the current Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

    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

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 5pm (with an 1 hour lunch break 1pm to 2pm) and Thursday 9am to 1pm.

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Undertake new patient health checks
  • Carry out baselines observations such as pulse oximetry, blood pressure, temperature, BMI, and pulse rate, and record findings accurately
  • Undertake phlebotomy
  • Administer vaccinations
  • Facilitate routine and 24-hour BP monitoring, advising patients accordingly
  • Undertake basic wound care, dressings and other clinical tasks as required
  • Support the Practice Nurse with the management of chronic disease clinics
  • Act as a chaperone, as and when required
  • Undertake ear irrigation
  • Support the GPs to deliver minor surgery clinics
  • Carry out ECGs as requested
  • Ensure specimens are recorded and placed in the appropriate bags when ready for collection
  • Ensure emergency equipment is checked daily and marked in the book as checked
  • Ensure fridge temperatures are checked daily
  • Ensure adequate stock levels are maintained, and order supplies as and when required

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

  • The following training will be delivered in partnership with a local college through a blended learning approach locally and on-site
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support
  • Care Certificate
  • Level 2 English and maths (if not already achieved)
  • Dementia Awareness Training
  • First Aid at Work

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • We provide support and training throughout employment, promoting development wherever possible

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

You may be required to work across two sites in Castleford and Altofts. We offer access to the NHS pension scheme and free on-site parking.

About the employer

We are a medium sized practice, serving a patient population of just under 10,000 patients across 2 sites in Castleford and Altofts. We operate using the SystmOne clinical system, have a great QoF achievement history and are rated good by CQC across all domains. We are a rapidly expanding Practice with friendly and supportive staff including 2 GP partners a salaried GP and a Specialist Practitioner. We are a forward-looking and innovative practice, providing more than just General Medical services.







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Training provider



Leeds City College

0113 2846464

Apprenticeship standard

Senior healthcare support worker

Level 3 (A level)

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