Are you interested in employing an apprentice?

Qualified, quality engineers are becoming increasingly difficult to source, why not ‘Grow Your Own’?

Large organisations such as Ford, Rolls Royce, and The Royal Airforce have been delivering Apprenticeship programmes for many years to develop and nurture talent as part of a succession planning strategy whilst building expertise.

Talented engineers are vital to the future success of medical and clinical engineering, so if you’re thinking about recruiting a Medical Engineer, there is no better way to get started than with an Apprenticeship. Avensys are on the National Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP), which means we are able to draw down funding directly from the Apprenticeship Levy, on behalf of our customers.

What is the Apprenticeship Levy?

The government has committed to significantly increasing the spending on apprenticeships in England by 2019-2020 and launched The Apprenticeship Levy in May 2017.

Employers with an annual pay bill of more than £3 million must pay 0.5% of their pay bill to fund new apprenticeships. Employers with annual pay bills under £3 million are required to make a 10% contribution of the apprenticeship cost, which is agreed with the training provider.

       

Level 2 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship

Apprentices working in a Clinical Engineering department will learn foundation techniques to carry out low-risk, routine, technical and scientific procedures. The Level 2 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship will last a minimum of 12 months and will provide an excellent insight into aspects of healthcare science.

The Level 2 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship is the perfect start to a career in Clinical Engineering.

What is included in the Level 2 Healthcare Science Diploma?

Professional Practice

  • Demonstrate how to maintain the highest standards of person centred care, treating every person with compassion, dignity and respect
  • Demonstrate how to communicate basic information effectively verbally and in writing to patients, carers and colleagues
  • Work effectively as part of the Healthcare Science (HCS) Team 

Personal and Professional

  • Reflect on your practice; and keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date

Development

  • Respond constructively to the outcome of appraisal, feedback and performance review

Health, Safety and Security

  • Demonstrate how to work safely in the HCS work place following safety, and risk management guidelines, taking appropriate action in response to incidents or emergencies
  • Show how to move/position individuals, equipment etc. safely
  • Apply a range of techniques for infection prevention and control

Quality

  • Demonstrate how to follow quality procedures to meet the requirements of quality standards relevant to your HCS practice

Technical Scientific Services

  • Provide general non-technical/technical information, advice and guidance to users of HCS services
  • Demonstrate how to follow specified HCS protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs)

Clinical Care

  •  Protect patient/carers confidentiality when required

Level 4 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship

 Apprentices working in a Clinical Engineering department will learn fundamental techniques to service, maintain, fault find and calibrate medical equipment.  The Apprentice Associate will also develop technical report writing skills in the management of technical data.  The Level 4 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship will last a minimum of 24 months and will provide an overarching insight into Clinical Engineering.

The Apprenticeship provides opportunities for those already working within the Clinical Engineering (or Medical Engineering) sector to gain formal qualifications for roles they currently hold, enhancing existing skills and knowledge in Healthcare Science and developing new technical and professional skills.  

What is included in the Level 4 Healthcare Science Diploma?

Professional Practice and Person-centred Care

  • Maintain the highest standards of person centred care, treating every person with compassion, dignity and respect
  • Convey information to agreed protocols to the public, patients, carers, colleagues, including giving and receiving feedback
  • Use technology to present information orally 

Personal and Professional Development

  • Critically reflect on your technical/non-technical practice

Health, Safety and Security

  • Maintain a safe and healthy working environment
  • Train junior staff in relevant health, safety/security practices, including infection control and participate in risk assessments

Quality

  • Lead quality management technical audit processes as required

Technical Scientific Services

  • Perform a range of equipment management skills, e.g. fault-finding/preventative maintenance/calibration/repair
  • Participate in drafting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Recognise problems and seek technical solutions to them
  • Analyse/interpret/record/present accurately Healthcare Science (HCS) technical data
  • Supervise/teach/assess practical skills to junior team members

Audit/Service Improvement

  • Participate in audit and/or service improvement programmes
  • Communicate the outcome of audit, service improvement

Reasearch & Innovation

  • Undertake appropriate audit/research/innovation activities which support quality improvement in your area of work

Leadership

  • Plan/assess the work of a team and individuals within it
  • Lead where appropriate and work effectively within the HCS team