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Apprentice Healthcare Assistant/Healthcare Support Worker

Whipps Cross University Hospital

As a Healthcare Support Worker you will work in a clinical setting & will carry out a variety of well-defined clinical duties under supervision. This includes observations, supporting with the daily activities of living, record keeping & many other activities. You must be willing to do personal tasks such as washing &dressing & to be a team player.

Annual wage


Working week

On a shift or rota system, typically including nights and weekends.

Total hours per week: 37.50


Main duties and responsibilities

  • To be able to assist all patients and maintain personal hygiene to their need and request, including washing and dressing.
  • To support patients emotionally and mentally by building appropriate nurse / patient relationships while inpatients
  • To understand the need for and show competency in observation recording, blood sugar monitoring and patient nutrition / hydration
  • To understand and implement care that avoids skin damage and pressure sores
  • To learn communication skills that you can adopt when providing enhanced care to vulnerable, confused patients or patients who are unable to communicate verbally
  • To support patient families / Next of Kin to adjustment to the ward environment and the patient journey
  • Assist the registered nurse with record keeping to ensure documentation of patient care is up to date and accurate
  • To report clinical incidents in line with Trust policy
  • To ensure that patients property /valuables is stored according to Trust policy and that accurate documentation is maintained
  • To understand and implement precautions taken to avoid patient deterioration and to ensure the clinical environment is consistently safe including infection prevention and equipment maintenance / availability and escalation
  • Utilise resources safely and effectively, minimizing waste
  • Participate in monitoring of stock levels informing relevant staff of potential shortages
  • To keep up with statutory and mandatory training to ensure you are up to date with changes in policy and evidence-based practice
  • Being honest and acting with integrity
  • Accept responsibility for own work
  • Showing - commitment to working as a team member by working with r colleagues in the NHS and wider community
  • Taking responsibility for own learning and development
  • To participate and stay aligned with any changes made to the overall running of the ward or the Trust
  • To understand and demonstrate Barts Values
  • To attend a minimum of 80% of the scheduled workshops/study days
  • To complete the Care Certificate and online Apprenticeship portfolio
  • To attend Functional skills sessions if required, and to achieve at least Functional skills Level 1, and attempt Level 2 to be able to go though Gateway and to progress to End Point Assessment


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