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:
- Hospitals or hopspice
- Health or day case unit
- Birth centre or midwifery-led unit
- Someone’s home
- Operating theatre
- Nursing or care home
- Assessment centre
- Local community/services including school, prison, GP surgery
- Charity or voluntary organisation
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.