Local hospitals offer places for apprentice healthcare assistants

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) is looking to recruit a number of apprentice healthcare assistants, as it looks to develop the next generation of local NHS workers.

Employing over 6,600 people, across three hospital sites in Doncaster, Mexborough and Worksop, health care assistants play a crucial role in looking after patients. From assisting patients with meals, to helping them mobilise and undertaking clinical observations, they form an essential part of the team, and the opportunity at the Trust is the perfect starting point for those looking to launch a career in health and social care.

A number of posts are available across specialities within general medicine, surgery and gynaecology. The role, which is full-time at 37 and a half hours a week, offers 15 months of practical learning, with a small number of days set aside to attend college as candidates work towards a recognised qualification in Intermediate Health Care Support.

David Purdue, Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Executive at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for those who have recently left education, or are instead looking for a career change.

“As a Teaching Hospital, we will support you throughout, ensuring you learn the critical skills required to become a valuable member of the team, as well as helping you to develop further within your career, should you choose this path. If you are at all interested, and have a passion for caring for others, apply and kick-start your professional life within the health service.”

The posts, which are advertised on the Trust’s website www.dbth.nhs.uk require flexible working hours, across days, nights, weekends and bank holidays. Applicants must be over the age of 18 and have good standards of verbal communications and listening skills.

In light of the current challenges related to COVID-19, those accepted into the apprenticeship will be given appropriate training to ensure that they keep themselves and others safe whilst working on site and with patients.

To apply, please click here.