To support the GPs and practice Nursing team in providing care and advice to patients and carers.
Closing date: 06 Sep 2022
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 37.0
Possible start date
15 Sep 2022
08 Jul 2022
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Provide clinical support to the Senior Clinicians on site
Support Infection Control Procedures including the decontamination of equipment and furniture
Carry out basic observations on patients as requested (BP, Blood Oxygen saturations, Temperature etc.)
Chaperoning where required
Responsibility for clinical stock checks and keeping rooms stocked
To carry out phlebotomy after appropriate training
Carry out routine health checks as advised by the clinical lead
To gain the underpinning knowledge and practical skills to administer basic life support if necessary.
To maintain a professional image and observe confidentiality at all times
To maintain accurate records of patient documentation. To maintain accurate, timely and legible records of patient care including data input and submission of statistical information as required
To prepare and maintain clinical environments according to Health & Safety and Infection Control policies.
Carry out stock checks of clinical areas and fridges and ensure there is always adequate stock
To prepare and maintain information packs for patients
To contribute to the ordering, distribution and maintenance of equipment
To feedback and report on the condition and welfare of patients to the appropriate clinician.
To undertake any other duties that may be reasonably required as a direct response to surgery requirements.
To work in accordance with policies, procedures and protocols recognised by Practice.
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
Ensure continuing education, training and development is undertaken to meet role specific and governance guidelines for Continuing Professional Development.
Continue to develop soft skills and emotional intelligence in line with the requirements and culture and to uphold the values and culture of Partners Health.
Partners Health staff should strive towards the following behaviours to support their professional development and working life
o Communicate appropriately and clearly and also know when to listen
o Polite and professional at all times
o Self- starting, inquisitive and determined
o Organised, Structured and Purposeful
o Diplomatic, Tactful, Emotionally Aware
o Determined, Focused and Resilient
o Self -Aware as an individual or part of a team
o Happy to Contribute, Respectful, Adaptable
o Eager to learn and seek the highest outcomes
o Patient and outcome focused
o Respectfully challenging and decisive
o Know when to ask for help
o Work Safely
ADMINISTRATION & GENERAL
As an employee of the Partners Health it is expected that you will take due diligence and care in regard to any information collected, recorded, processed or handled by you during the course of your work and that such information is collected, recorded, processed and handled in compliance with Practice requirements and instructions.
The post holder may be required to travel as part of their duties to other sites in the PCN
To work to the agreed standards, policies and procedures, values and beliefs of the organisation
The duties of this post are a guide to the range of responsibilities that may be required. These may change from time to time to meet the needs of the service and/or the development needs of the post holder. This job description will be revised regularly to take account of changes within the organisational structure and the practice business plan
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required.
This programme includes the Clinical Healthcare Support (QCF) Diploma L3.
You will attend some workshop delivery at our Derby Road college campus in Mansfield to support your learning and development.
You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.
You will experience a blended learning model.
You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.
At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Ensuring continuing education, training and development is a key part of the role and Partners Health are committed to providing good quality, learning and development opportunities to their staff. This may include progression onto higher level apprenticeship training to support a Nursing Degree.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
WEST NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COLLEGE
Senior healthcare support worker
Level 3 (A level)
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