You must complete the 15 induction standards as set out in the ‘Care Certificate’ which forms part of your mandatory induction which is delivered in the workplace by your employer.
You will carry out well-defined routine clinical duties like monitoring an individual’s conditions (by checking things like blood pressure, temperature or weight), checking on their overall progress, comfort and wellbeing.
Depending on where you work, you may also help them to eat, drink, wash, dress or go to the toilet. You will prepare individuals for healthcare activities carried out by other members of the healthcare team, looking after them before, during and/or after those activities in line with their care plan. You will also carry out non-clinical duties and, depending on where you work, this could include things like keeping records, making beds, tidying up your work area, returning or cleaning the equipment used during a clinical activity.
You will be able to address straightforward problems in your day to day work, reporting concerns and changes to the appropriate person in a timely manner. You will be able to work in a range of healthcare settings. You will report to a registered healthcare practitioner who will directly or indirectly supervise your work.
You will study:
- Communication skills
- Health intervention
- Dementia, cognitive issues, mental health
- Physiological measurements
- Personal and people development
- Health, safety and security
- Infection prevention and control
- Moving and handling