Trainee Healthcare Support Worker
Looking to kickstart a career with the NHS?
You can, through our Healthcare Support Worker Development (HCSWD) programme.
Acting as your entry point into the NHS, you will receive the training, support, and supervision you need to become a Healthcare Support Worker (HCSW) or more commonly known as a Healthcare Assistant (HCA).
Achieve this all whilst receiving weekly pay, paid annual leave and all the other great benefits NHS Professionals offers our bank members. Once you have successfully completed the programme you will be able to work flexibly at any of our partner Trusts.
- Days: £10.42
- Saturdays/Nights: £14.42
- Sunday/Bank Hols: £19.07
About the Trust
We have a unique opportunity to learn on the job in Bromsgrove or Redditch at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care Trust over a 6-month paid supervised placement programme.
Rated ‘Good’ in their most recent CQC report, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust provides a range of services across community hospitals, recovery units and within the wider community. As one of only six Global Digital Exemplars in Mental Health, the Trust is the county’s main provider of community nursing, therapy and mental health services. From the outskirts of Birmingham to the edge of the Cotswolds, with excellent road and rail links, Herefordshire and Worcestershire provide opportunities to experience both city and country life.
What the programme involves…
During our programme you will work through the 15 Standards of the Care Certificate, learning how to meet the daily living needs of your patients as well as being a part of the NHS healthcare team. This includes supporting registered Nurses and other healthcare practitioners in providing patient care, from hygiene to personal and physical comfort.
Benefits of joining
By joining, you can receive some exciting benefits:
- Career Progression – Achieve a Care Certificate and begin your journey with the NHS.
- Weekly pay – Work this week, get paid next week.
- Paid annual leave – Build holiday allowance.
- Provide patient care – Provide care, safety, and welfare for patients.
- Join the NHS family – Become part of a healthcare team.
- Dedicated training and supervised shifts – Support from your ward / area and skilled mentors.
Typical duties will involve but not limited to:
- Carry out clinical procedures/tasks as required.
- Clinical tasks will be determined by the nature of your work and local policy e.g. monitoring the effects of medication.
- Obtain and test samples and other specimens
- Clearing and re-stocking consulting rooms
- Contribute to discharge process
- Care of wounds
- Check pain levels and requesting pain relieving medication on patient’s behalf
- Assist in preparing for clinical procedures and clearing the environment afterwards as appropriate
The Ideal Candidate
Who we are looking for…
For this opportunity, candidates do not need any previous healthcare experience.
We are looking for someone who has a passion for care as well as following the six enduring values that underpin ‘compassion in practice’. The 6Cs are defined as: Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage, and Commitment.
Please note that we require:
- You must be over the age of 18 or turning 18 before the planned classroom training week.
- You work at least 30 hours a week across days and nights during the programme. This is a total of ‘780 hours over 6 months’.
After the programme
Once you have completed your placement and the Care Certificate 15 Standards, you can work as a HCSW or HCA for the Trust at any of their locations, and at any of our NHS Professionals partner Trusts, through the bank.
To apply for this job please visit uk.indeed.com.