Clinical Support Apprenticeships – Experiencing resounding triumphs whilst surrounded by challenges.
What is a Clinical Support Worker?
As a clinical support apprentice, you will be part of the nursing team on the ward helping to take care of patients. This role will involve the delivery of intimate personal care including handling unpleasant bodily fluids so you’ll need to take into account whether you are mature and professionally ready for this responsibility where respect for the patient’s privacy and dignity is essential.
What tasks will I be doing?
Your tasks throughout the day will be varied, you’ll constantly be on the go; helping patients with their meals, helping patients to wash, dress and use toilet facilities, changing the bed sheets and assisting patients in and out of bed so they feel comfortable.
Other daily tasks may include collecting and delivering things between departments, answering the telephone and passing on messages. You’ll also take and record patient observations such as blood pressure, respiration rate, temperature etc and report any changes to a qualified nurse.
About Clinical Support Apprenticeships
To prepare you for this programme you’ll start with a three week induction. This will teach you about caring for patients, health and safety, hygiene, handling of patients, confidentiality, equality and diversity.
The Clinical Support Apprenticeship consists of:
Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills for Effective Learning and Employment
Functional Skills in Math and English at Level 1
What next after my NHS Apprenticeship Jobs in Clinical Support?
Upon completion of your apprenticeship, you’ll be given the opportunity to shine. You’ll be placed on a ward with a vacancy available and you’ll have to prove to the ward sister that you are an invaluable member of the team; do that and you’ve made it! You’ll then be given opportunities to progress.
Find NHS Apprenticeship Jobs here
Find more information about the NHS and Apprenticeships here