NOCN EPA Senior Healthcare Support Worker
This NOCN EPA will assess the competency of a Senior Healthcare Support Worker apprentice against the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors specified in the Standard.
- Reference: Senior Healthcare Support Worker
- Level: 3
Duration: 18-24 months • Funding Band: 4 • Max Funding: £3,000
Senior Healthcare Support Workers (HCSW) help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services. As an experienced Support Worker, they carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered Healthcare Practitioner. They will provide high quality, compassionate healthcare, following standards, policies or protocols and always acting within the limits of competence. They may work in a range of services e.g. hospital, community, health or day-case unit, birth centre or midwifery led unit, someone’s home, operating theatre, nursing or care home, assessment centre, hospice, school, prison, GP surgery, charity or voluntary organisation; working in partnership with individuals, families, carers and other service providers.
There are six options within this apprenticeship standard:
- Adult Nursing Support
- Maternity Support
- Theatre Support
- Mental Health Support
- Children and Young People Support
- Allied Health Profession - Therapy Support
There are no entry requirements. Individual employers may set their own selection criteria for their apprentices, for example prior experience as a support worker.
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