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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.
Answered by NHS Healthcare Support Workers
1 October 2020
A band three salary on NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions currently starts at £19,737, rising to £21,142 after two to three years.Find out more about Agenda for Change pay rates here on the NHS Health Careers website: healthcareers.nhs.uk/working-health/working-nhs/nhs-pay-and-benefits/agenda-change-pay-ratesYou should always check with the employer to confirm the pay rate for any post for which you are applying.The job description for each role will detail the qualifications that the employer needs.
Answered by NHS Healthcare Support Workers
27 October 2020
You get an okay amount and it goes up with time
Answered 13 February 2022
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.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 of your age, or because you have a non-traditional background, or no clinical or degree-level qualifications.It also doesn’t matter if you’ve got no experience of working in healthcare, you’ll be offered all the training you need to be able to do the job once you start in the role. 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 in four 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.
Answered by NHS Healthcare Support Workers
5 November 2020
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