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Apprenticeship Programme
Band 2
Permanent: 16 Months Apprenticeship
Minimum of 30 hours per week - 37.5 hours per week
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East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
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Lister Hospital, SG1 4AB
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata
03/01/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Health Care Assistant (Clinical Support Worker) - Apprenticeship

Band 2


Are you looking to develop a career within healthcare? Do you want to work in a hospital setting, helping to provide quality care to patients? Do you want to learn and develop your personal qualifications, while also working? Then this may be the role for role for you!

East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is currently recruiting for the post of Clinical Support Worker, to work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse to provide a high standard of patient care.

You must be 18+ to undertake this post.

East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust comprises of: Lister Hospital, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Hertford County, New QE11 and the Renal Satellite Units at St Albans, Bedford, Harlow and Luton.

As a Trust, we are committed to developing a competent and flexible workforce that delivers high quality, compassionate safe care to all of our patients. Our staff are encouraged and supported to promote our values in all their day-to-day work and as Clinical Support Workers, you will be expected to do the same. These values are

P: We put our patients first

I: We strive for excellence and continuous improvements

V: We value everybody

O: We are open and honest

T: We work as a team

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Kind and caring
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Able to follow instruction and procedures in line with Trust Policy
  • Able to demonstrate using own initiative
  • Be flexible


Responsibilities of a Health Care Assistant (Clinical Support Worker): Some of the responsibilities within the role of Clinical Support Worker are:

  • Communicating with patients
  • Working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse/Midwife
  • Washing / dressing patients
  • Taking patients physiological observations i.e. temperature, pulse, respiration rate, blood pressure, weight, blood sugar levels.
  • Making beds and cleaning bed areas
  • Serving meals and assisting feeding patients
  • Talking / listening to patients


Retention payment of up to £1500 offered, within our Elderly Care Service.

The Trust can also offer you a flexible career approach to learning which comprises of a “step on” and “step off” option.

Health Care Assistant (Clinical Support Worker) Apprenticeship – 16 months

  • Apprenticeship in Clinical Health at Level 2 incorporating Care Certificate
  • Progression onto further Apprenticeship development pathways will be considered after a 6 month probation and completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship and substantive post
  • Opportunity to pursue a Nursing Career pathway by starting off as a Trainee Nurse Associate

We have vacancies that cut across Medical, Surgical, Women and Children divisions. All Clinical Support Workers are based on Hospital Wards / Departments and will be working Days, Nights, Weekends and Bank Holidays.

Applicants will be invited to part take in an online diagnostic assessment of Maths and English. Candidates attaining Level 1 on this assessment will then be invited for Interview.

  • Life as a HCSW film - Here on YouTube and also on the Health Careers website. 

Note - This vacancy is only for those looking to undertake the Apprenticeship. If you are not looking to undertake the Apprenticeship or looking to work less than 30hrs per week, you can join our Bank. You will need to contact NHS Professionals, Lister Hospital. 

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal chat or further information please contact :

Ruth Sanderson (Nurse Education) on 01438 284583,

Cody Izzard, Resourcing Team Lead on 01438286527

Atinuke Olowojoba, Senior Resourcing Advisor on 01438 286526

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