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Job reference: 149000
Salary: Band 3 (£25,468 - £27,486)
Job closing date: 09/06/2023
Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery
Location: Edinburgh
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 12/05/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Lothian
Department: CAMHS

Job Advert

Job Title: Modern Apprenticeship – Clinical Support Worker Level 3

Grade: Band 3

Location: CAHMS Outpatient Team

Contract Duration: Permanent

Hours:  Full Time      

Closing Date: Friday 9th June


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

Some of your daily duties will involve:

  • Carry out a range of clinical duties with minimal/no supervision
  • Carry out simple dressings using both sterile and non-sterile techniques
  • Maintaining up to date written records, reporting and escalating as required, informing the registered nurse of any changes or outcomes of clinical interventions undertaken
  • To reorganise/reprioritise own workload according to patient need and ward needs without direct supervision, including escort duties.
  • Participating in clinical audit of services
  • Communicate effectively with patients, relatives, and team members across the organisation
  • Be responsible for your own actions and ensure they are in line with the NHS Lothian values and policies​​​​​​​

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

You must have eligibility to work within the UK, including UK citizen, EU settled or those who have right to remain.  Due to the nature of the apprenticeship we can not support visa applications for these positions.


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:


13th June 2023

Information Session to be held via MSTeams  1400-1600

15th June 2023

Group Interview via MSTeams

13th June 2023

Online Assessment

Week commencing 19th June 2023

Face to Face Interview

Candidates who are successful in interview will be expected to start in NHS Lothian on Monday 31st July and we are not able to alter this date.

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