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Healthcare Support Worker

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For a person who is working in a care setting within the NHS, GP Practice, Care or a Nursing Home.

You will carry out well-defined routine clinical duties like monitoring an individual’s conditions (by checking things like blood pressure, temperature or weight), checking on their overall progress, comfort and wellbeing. Depending on where you work, you may also help them to eat, drink, wash, dress or go to the toilet. You will prepare individuals for healthcare activities carried out by other members of the healthcare team, looking after them before, during and/or after those activities in line with their care plan. You will also carry out non-clinical duties and, depending on where you work, this could include things like keeping records, making beds, tidying up your work area, returning or cleaning the equipment used during a clinical activity. You will be able to address straightforward problems in your day to day work, reporting concerns and changes to the appropriate person in a timely manner. HCSWs work in a range of healthcare settings and your team may include workers from both health and social care. You will report to a registered healthcare practitioner who will directly or indirectly supervise your work.

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Upon completion of this Apprenticeship, you will qualify with a Level 2 Healthcare Support Apprenticeship and Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English, with the opportunity to progress to Level 2. You will have already completed your Care Certificate and will achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Care.

The duration of the apprenticeship is: 12-18 months.