Senior Healthcare Support Worker

Senior Healthcare Support Worker – Level 3

Senior Healthcare Support Workers help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services to people.  As an experienced support worker, you carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of the registered healthcare practitioner. You provide high quality, compassionate healthcare, following standards, policies or protocols and always acting within the limits of your competence. You may work in a range of services eg. 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.

The course content for the Level 3 qualification typically includes:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Duty of care and candour, safeguarding, equality and diversity
  • Person centred care, treatment and support
  • Communication
  • Personal, people and quality improvement
  • Health, safety and security

Senior Healthcare Support workers will then specialise in one of the following disciplines depending on their job role:

  • Adult Nursing Support
  • Maternity Support
  • Theatre Support
  • Mental Health Support
  • Children and young people
  • Allied Health Profession – Therapy Support