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A healthcare support worker provides assistance to registered nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals. A typical day in the life of a healthcare support worker might include: making beds, washing patients, serving meals feeding patients and helping with patient movement.

The role of a support worker is that you provide support to individuals and their families who need help, both emotionally and practically, so they can live a happy and as most practical, independent life.

There are no set entry requirements to become a healthcare assistant. Employers expect good literacy and numeracy and may ask for GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and maths. They may ask for a healthcare qualification, such as BTEC or NVQ. Employers expect you to have some experience of healthcare or care work but full training can be given to the right candidates.

More about the qualities you need to be a carer follows: –

  • Supportive, encouraging and patient
  • Understanding
  • Sensitive
  • Responsible/respectful/dependable
  • Professional in your approach
  • Good interpersonal skills/communication skills
  • A flexible approach.

If you’re looking for employment as a carer, please contact Ruth Stott – Healthcare Division on 01264 335073.

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Posted: 16th August 2017

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