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Job reference: 133042
Salary: Band 3 (£23,914 - £25,808)
Job closing date: 03/02/2023
Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery
Location: Esk Medical Centre
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 06/01/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Lothian
Department: Substance Use Service - Esk Centre Musselburgh

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Job Title: Modern Apprenticeship – Healthcare Support Worker

Grade: Band 3

Location: Substance Use Service - Esk Centre Musselburgh

Contract Duration: Permanent

Hours:  Full Time      

Closing Date: Friday 3rd February 2023

We are recruiting to this post based on your potential to contribute to our high quality patient care as well as demonstration of personal values aligned to those of our organisation: NHS Lothian Values

The Substance Use team is part of an integrated mental health and substance misuse service based in East Lothian.  It aims to provide a high quality, flexible and evidence-based treatment service to meet the needs of individuals with substance misuse problems The service operates within the harm reduction model and works in collaboration with GPs, local authorities, non-statutory agencies, locality clinics and pharmacists, encompassing a shared care approach.

The role will involve assisting the nursing team to carry out home visits to high risk/hard to reach individuals, supporting patients to attend appointments with other services and delivering harm reduction interventions to identified individuals.  All relevant training will be provided, and regular supervision offered.  There will also be scope to develop clinical skills including BBV testing, venepuncture and ECG's.

You will be supported in your role whilst learning how to maintain high standards of patient care. You will additionally learn and gain:

  • A SVQ Level 3 Healthcare (Clinical) and embed the learnings into practise. The underpinning knowledge units include Digital, Working in the Health Sector and the Human Body and Illness
  • How to manage yourself in a complex dynamic clinical environment.
  • How to address equality & diversity needs of patients & staff
  • How to always ensure patient safety
  • How to establish a report with a multidisciplinary team and gain the confidence of patients and relatives

On successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to progress your career.

To be considered for the Modern Apprenticeship programme, candidates must be between 17-24yrs of age (or to the age of 29 if you have a disability or care experienced) and hold a National 5 or above in English, Mathematics and Biology/Chemistry at grade C or above.  Candidates who hold an SVQ Level 2 in Health or Social Care award would also be accepted.  In addition to this, we are also interested in your values, attitude and ability to learn to enable you to become a valued member of our team. In addition to this, we are also interested in your values, attitude and ability to learn to enable you to become a valued member of our team.  The answers to our Assessment Questions are therefore extremely important and should reflect how you feel you match our desire for enthusiastic and dynamic people who demonstrate a can-do attitude.  Please note that your CV will not be considered as part of the application process.

Please read all attachments to this advert in full as this gives you helpful information on how to complete the application form as well as what is expected within a Modern Apprenticeship Role.

If you believe you have the potential to help us deliver world class healthcare and want to start to develop your career we would love you to apply.

The recruitment process will consist of various stages, all of which are mandatory,and will all be undertaken on-line and via MSTeams:


7th February 2023

Information Session to be held via MSTeams  1400-1600

7th February 2023

Online Assessment

9th February 2023

Group Interview via MSTeams

21st & 22nd February 2023

Face to Face Interview

23rd February 2023

Online Survey

Candidates who are successful in interview will be expected to start in NHS Lothian on Monday 27th March and we are not able to alter this date.

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