The Dudley Group – NHS Foundation Trust have are advertising the Novice Clinical Support Worker Apprentice and would welcome applications from those from a care experienced background.
The Clinical Support Worker Apprentice will work together with members of the Nursing/Midwifery team and contribute to the implementation of a high standard and individualised patient care under the direction of a registered nurse. The post holder will be required to communicate effectively with other members of the health care team and patients and relatives, and must also be able to recognise and report to the appropriate person, any changes in the patient’s condition which may require the intervention of others.
This Apprenticeship is a level 2 qualification and as such the candidate must either have maths or English at level 1 before commencing the apprenticeship or obtain this level during their apprenticeship. If they do not achieve level 1 in maths and English they will not obtain the qualification.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
- To assist in the maintenance of the patient’s hygiene requirements including skin care, oral care, hair care, etc. Ensure any concerns are reported to the registered nurse.
- To assist in the prevention of pressure ulcers and report to the registered nurse.
- To assist in patient comfort rounds under direction of the registered nurse and report any changes in the patient’s condition.
- To assist patients with their basis elimination needs and report to the registered nurse.
- To assist in fulfilling the patient’s nutritional needs by serving meals, feeding patients and monitoring dietary and fluid intake and reporting to the registered nurse.
- To assist with patient’s basic mobility needs.
- To assist with the collection of specimens and undertake ward testing of urine following training and report to findings to the registered nurse.
- To assist with bed-making and maintaining the general tidiness and cleanliness of the ward or department.
- To assist in the cleaning of clinical equipment as directed by the nurse in charge to include drip stands, beds, commodes, etc.
- To assist in completing routine ward recordings e.g. patients’ weight and fluid balance charts and maintaining accurate records of the same
- To assist in handling patients’ property and valuables accordingly to Trust Policy, using approved documentation and acting in a trustworthy manner at all times.
- To assist in maintaining the privacy, dignity and spiritual and cultural beliefs of the patients whilst in hospital.