Senior Healthcare Support Workers help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services in a range of settings such as; hospital, community, birth centre, someone’s home, operating theatre, care home, assessment centre, hospice, school, prison, GP surgery, charity or voluntary organisation. There are a number of roles available for senior healthcare support workers.
Theatre support workers look after people before, during and after operations. In most instances your supervisor will be a registered theater nurse or an operating department practitioner. You will support people as they are preparing to go into theater and helping them move them back to recovery following their procedure. You will support the team that carries out the operations by carrying out a range of checks. You may be involved in routine operations or traumatic and emergency surgery.
After a period of working and gaining experience, you may be able to work towards an Assistant Practitioner post or apply to university to become a registered healthcare practitioner
Often when recruiting, employers select apprentices with prior experience as a support worker
You will be required:
You will be allocated a Skills & Development Coach who will support and guide you for the duration of your apprenticeship. The apprenticeship programme will be delivered as blended learning. Blended learning is a combination of both online and face to face delivery. You will need to have good internet access and a suitable device such as a smart phone, laptop, or tablet to work on. Microsoft Teams is used for coaching sessions and ZOOM is currently used for taught sessions. Please discuss accessibility with your employer as these applications are required, in order for you to complete your training.
It usually take 18 months to complete this apprenticeship during which you will participate in training, development and on-going review activities. These typically include:
Dynamic Training will support you to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support (theatre support pathway) during the on-programme phase of your apprenticeship.
Your apprenticeship will cover values, behaviours and provide knowledge and core skills for:
Your employer will make the decision as to when you are ready to undertake the end point assessment. In order to be put forward for end point assessment, you will need to have achieved the key requirements and qualification of your apprenticeship
The end point assessment is undertaken by an independent assessment organisation chosen by your employer and comprises of a multiple choice and short answer test, an observation of practice and a learning journal assessment with interview. You will need to pass all three components to achieve and complete your apprenticeship.
Please click the image above to download a pdf of the Theatre support worker apprenticeship programme outline