This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. I'm fine with this Cookie information
Follow is on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram
Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Hospital Based Healthcare Support Workers - Nursing Assistants


Healthcare Support Worker - Older Peoples Medicine Gartnavel Royal Hospital

Patients are male and female and cared for in open wards. We care for patients with a range of include General acute medical conditions,  Stroke disease and Parkinson's disease 

What does a Healthcare Support Worker do?

A full outline of the job is provided in the information pack. However, some of the main tasks will include:

  • Helping patients with the activities involved in daily living e.g. personal hygiene and dressing

  • Assisting registered nursing staff and other members of the clinical team to deliver patient care

  • Maintaining good relationships with patients and carers

  • Ensure patients get the care and help they need to eat and drink

  • Observe and report any changes you see in a patient’s condition to the senior nurses on the ward

  • Maintaining a clean, tidy and safe environment

  • Maintaining stock and supplies within the ward

What qualifications do I need to apply?

In order to apply you must have a minimum of:

  •  National 4 English (or equivalent) and two other National 4 qualifications (or equivalent SCQF level)

What kind of person are you hoping to recruit?

This job requires someone who can help us to deliver a high standard of care to our patients.  

The patients we care for are unwell, vulnerable and are sometimes very upset and anxious. Many of them are confused and agitated.

This means that good interpersonal and communication skills, and a caring manner, are essential.   You should refer to the information pack for detailed guidance.

We need healthcare support workers who can be sensitive to the needs of the patients and maintain an empathetic manner while doing the job – even when it is very busy and there are lots of demands on your time. At the same time we need someone who can work efficiently in a busy environment and has the ability to prioritise workload.

Patience, a caring disposition and the ability to work as part of a team are essential for this role. We place a lot of importance upon meeting the needs of our patients in a respectful, dignified and professional manner and so we are expecting that the successful applicant has an awareness of this and the desire and ability to deliver patient care in this way.

What qualifications will I receive?

During the MA programme you will be working towards achieving a SVQ 2 in Healthcare Support (clinical).

How long will this apprenticeship last?

If successful in your application to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde you will be employed on a Fixed Term 12 month contract.

All candidates who successfully complete all elements of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Modern Apprenticeship Programme are guaranteed permanent employment.

How much will I be paid and how many hours a week will I work?

NHS Greater Glasgow an Clyde is a Living Wage Employer and this Modern Apprenticeship will pay you a minimum of £16,532 per year (£8.45 per hour)

You will work a 37.5 hour week.

The standard working pattern for a Health Care Support worker is 12 hour shifts which will include working rotations that include working a mix of days, evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays.

As an employee of Greater Glasgow and Clyde you will also be entitled to all the benefits that our staff receive including a minimum of 27 days paid annual leave, an additional 8 days paid public holidays and enrolment in the NHS Scotland Pension Scheme.