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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.Senior Healthcare Support Worker (Band 3)- Development post, NHS, Bristol, to £14,313-£20,448 + excellent NHS benefits
Senior Healthcare Support Workers required by one of the UK’s largest NHS Hospital Trusts. Based at Southmead Hospital with a basic salary of up to £14,313-£20,448 + excellent NHS benefits, you will be responsible for providing compassionate care and therapy to patients as delegated by the registered practitioner and directed by the appropriate team leader.WHY APPLY?
North Bristol NHS Trust is committed to offering excellent career development through our tailored education pathways. If you are interested in a career as a senior healthcare support worker, we can offer you a training contract dependent on your educational requirements, which will be assessed during your induction with the Trust. Our education pathway is an apprenticeship which will typically start from 18 months duration, depending on your working pattern and level of study.
The apprenticeship will consist of 4 elements:
- Functional Skills (Maths and English) – if required
- Job specific training (both in the workplace and in the classroom)
At the end of this education pathway, you will achieve a level 3 Apprenticeship in Senior Healthcare Support Worker. The apprenticeship starting salary is £14,313 for the first 6 months, increasing to £15,336 for the remainder of the training contract, and the starting salary for the fully qualified post is £17,787-£20,448. Apprentices will progress to the fully qualified salary upon completion of their education pathway. If you hold the relevant qualification for this post, you will move straight to a fully qualified post salary. Please note, if you are currently in a band 2 position, you will remain on your current band 2 salary until you have completed the relevant training to the role.
We are one of the UK's largest NHS Trusts (£550m turnover and 7000+ staff) and we are committed to developing our staff, ensuring they become successful, competent and confident members of the organisation.THE ROLE:
As a Senior Healthcare Assistant, your responsibilities will include:
- Delivering clinical and therapeutic care to patients as required within the scope of the Senior Health Care Support Worker remit
- Participating in patient assessment (under the direction of and after appropriate delegation from the Registered Practitioner/Assistant Practitioner) to deliver high standards of care
- Providing information to other members of the multi-disciplinary team on the care/therapy provided
- Maintain the work environment in line with Trust Infection prevention and Health and Safety policies
The successful Senior Healthcare Assistant will have:
- Successfully completed a Level Two Health Qualification
- Experience working in a health care environment
- A desire to learn and undertake relevant personal development, including the level 3 qualification
- IT skills, including Word, Email, keyboard skills and data collection
- Excellent communication skills
- Experience of working in a team and an ability to establish good relationships with colleagues, patients and visitors
10th December 2018
The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.
Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market w