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Healthcare Support Worker Apprentice Level 2

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£12,514 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Are you looking for a career opportunity in the caring profession and to be a part of our valued NHS?

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has fantastic opportunities for you to learn whilst you earn and develop your professional skills.

This is an entry level post designed for those starting their working career in healthcare.

We are looking for caring, compassionate, enthusiastic, and motivated individuals who are keen to learn and would like to work within a friendly and fast paced environment. You will be expected to apply our Trust values and standards to provide the highest standards of person-centred care to our patients.

This Apprenticeship will last for 16 months, and successful completion leads to a Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship. During that time, you will be employed in one clinical area in one of the 4 hospitals in the Trust and undertake a range of training to support in the development of knowledge, behaviours, and clinical practice.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the nursing team, you will support registered nurses and Multi-disciplinary Team colleagues to deliver a high standard of acute care to patients in a caring and safe environment.

To work in a supernumerary capacity (for the first six to nine months) as part of the ward team in developing and maintaining services provided to patients and contribute to the safe, efficient and smooth running of the ward/clinical area. To maintain the dignity and privacy of all patients and respect their right to confidentiality.

To complete and maintain on an ongoing basis a generic and specific portfolio of clinical competencies the Care Certificate and a level 2 intermediate apprenticeship and functional skills (if required) in literacy and numeracy to include a level2 Diploma in Care. All of these qualifications will require regular attendance in class. Progress will be reviewed with the assessor, ward manager and team leader at regular intervals and through an appraisal process. You should understand your own level of responsibility and accountability in relation to registered staff. All work will be carried out under the direct supervision and allocation of appropriate healthcare tasks from registered healthcare practitioners.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit

Job description

Job responsibilities

Apprentices are employed on a 16-month fixed term contract but will have the opportunity to apply for full time employment within the Trust, following their apprenticeship, if they meet all their training requirements and show motivation and commitment to their role.

Apprenticeship posts are available at the Hyper-Acute Stroke Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Person Specification



  • Experience of the NHS and or health care with an understanding of nursing roles


  • Knowledge of personal care and related procedures



  • Demonstrate understanding of confidentiality
  • willing to learn new skills and to undertake the Care Certificate in the agreed timescales and complete fully the intermediate apprenticeship


  • Demonstrate insight into role applied for and the role of clinical apprentice.



  • Willing to undertake self-development activities to improve clinical effectiveness.


  • To hold 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above to include Maths and English

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way



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