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71 questions about working at NHS Healthcare Support Workers
It will depend which area you’re working in.There are over 30 roles that sit under the umbrella term of ‘Healthcare Support Worker’, based in seven different settings; mental health, learning disabilities, community care, acute, midwifery, children’s services and primary care.If you work in inpatient services, for example in an acute hospital, a mental health hospital or a learning disabilities unit you might work in a shift pattern of day and night shifts. If you work in a GP surgery, outpatient clinics or in a community setting, you are more likely to follow 9am-5pm working hours.If you see a role you’re interested in, follow the link to view it on NHS jobs, and the working hours and pattern will be detailed there.
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1 October 2020
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Answered 19 December 2017
Interviewers will be interested to hear why you’d like to work as a Healthcare Support Worker. What interests you about the role. Why you think you’d be well-suited to it.Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience working in a healthcare setting; it’s not needed for this job. You’ll get all the training you need once you’re in the role. However, it could be good if you could think of some transferable skills you might have that could be useful to the role eg have you worked in a customer service role, or hospitality where you’re used to dealing with different members of the public. Maybe you’ve volunteered, or been involved in community groups or team activities at school which could show teamworking skills.Preparation is key and you will increase your chances if you:Check out in advance where the interview will be held, work out how to get there and arrive with plenty of time to spare. Remember that hospitals and universities can be large and busy places: you need to know exactly where you need to be for your interviewRemember the interview panel is on your side. You have been invited to the interview because they liked your application form and want to know more about youListen carefully to the questions they ask, and answer them as clearly as you canBe prepared to demonstrate your understanding of the NHS values or values of the employing organisation and how you would apply them in your everyday workDon't rush. Think about your answers. If there's something in the question you don't understand, ask for clarificationThink in advance about any questions you might have for the panel and take the opportunity to ask them at the end. This is a good chance for you to see if you think the role is right for you too.
Answered by NHS Healthcare Support Workers
1 October 2020
Can you stand long periods of time? Stay focused? pay attention? understand the severity of infection control? IV drips? how quickly a patient can seem well and change?
Answered 19 December 2018
It doesn’t matter if you’ve got no experience of working in healthcare; the Healthcare Support Worker role doesn’t require it. You’ll be offered all the training you need to be able to do the job once you start in the role.Employers will probably ask that you have a good standard of literacy (English) and numeracy (maths).To help keep our patients and service users safe, you’ll be required to undertake some basic nurse training in the Healthcare Support Worker role. You’ll also work towards completing the Care Certificate, which is currently being offered on a ‘fast track’ basis with the opportunity to complete it within your first few weeks.As you develop, you’ll be given more responsibility and you’ll have the opportunity to gain qualifications and progress. This, plus the experience you gain, will help you if you’re planning to take your career to the next level.We’re always looking for people with transferable skills who can bring life experience and insights from working in other sectors. So don’t rule yourself out just because you have a non-traditional background, or because you don’t have clinical or degree-level qualifications.And it doesn’t matter what stage you’re at in your life….whether you’re just starting out in the world of work, or whether you’re later on in life and looking for a new challenge or a career change. Being a Healthcare Support Worker is about attitude and teamwork.There are more tips and advice on improving your chances of finding a job in healthcare here on the NHS Health Careers website https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/career-planning/improving-your-chances
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6 October 2020
Working environment I what full time 10 hours day and day time
Answered 28 July 2021
Can I work flexibly?
Asked by NHS Healthcare Support Workers 15 November 2020
There are a range of different settings you can work in as a Healthcare Support Worker. Each comes with a different work pattern, some will be 9am-5pm, others may require you to work different shifts. Some hospitals have what are known as a ‘bank’ for Healthcare Support Workers. These offer more of an opportunity to work flexibly than a permanent role. Working on ‘the bank’ often means you can pick shifts to fit round your life. This is often a great choice for students, people with caring / family responsibilities and people at different stages of their life.
Answered by NHS Healthcare Support Workers
15 November 2020
Where can I find Mental Health Support Worker vacancies?
Asked by NHS Healthcare Support Workers 15 November 2020
You can find Mental Health Support Worker Vacancies available in your area here on Indeed indeed.co.uk/Mental-Health-Support-Worker-jobs. Use the search bars at the top to include your postcode to find vacancies near you. If there are currently no vacancies in your area, you can sign up to receive email job alerts via the Indeed siteYou can also sign up for NHS vacancy email alerts via the NHS Jobs site at www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/search_vacancy/. These can be tailored so that you receive alerts for specific roles eg band 2 Mental Health Support Worker when they become available in your area.
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15 November 2020
What should I search for when I’m looking for a Mental Health Support Worker role?
Asked by NHS Healthcare Support Workers 15 November 2020
To find entry-level mental health roles, the best search term is ‘Mental Health Support Worker’. You can also search for ‘Healthcare Support Worker in Mental Health’. The key thing to remember is that to start your career in mental health, you should look for band 2 level roles. If there are currently no vacancies in your area, you can sign up to receive email job alerts via the Indeed site.
Answered by NHS Healthcare Support Workers
15 November 2020
Does the pay increase every year
Asked 13 November 2020
Yes pay increase every year
Answered 13 November 2020
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