Senior Healthcare Support Workers help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services to people.
As an experienced support worker, you carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of the registered healthcare practitioner. You provide high-quality, compassionate healthcare, following standards, policies, or protocols and always acting within the limits of your competence.
You will be working in partnership with individuals, families, carers, and other service providers. Locations of work may include one or multiple of the following:
Learners can opt for 6 different options which include – adult nursing, maternity support, theatre support, mental health support, children and young people support, and therapy support.
Duties are delegated to you in line with care plans. Not all duties are routine and you will need to use your knowledge, experience, and understanding to take decisions within your area of responsibility.
You are accountable for your work and for reviewing the effectiveness of your actions. The role is undertaken following a period of experience in healthcare so you are able to demonstrate best practices and act as a role model. You may supervise or guide the less experienced staff in your team. You must follow the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers.
For more information on the apprenticeship please visit the Insitutue of Apprenticeships
You will need:
All applicants must have an interview and assessment in English and Maths to confirm that the apprenticeship is suitable for them.
Employers may also set additional entry requirements, as a prerequisite to working with them.
Apprenticeships are assessed by classroom study coursework and assessments along with on-the-job practicals.
On completion of this course, you can progress onto further study in this field or into a career in the health and social care sector.