Roles as a healthcare support worker
You can choose from more than 30 roles based in lots of different areas of the NHS. So, whether you’re looking for something hospital-based or you’d rather help patients at home, there’s guaranteed to be a role for you.
Working alongside dietitians, you’ll help to treat and support patients with dietary and nutritional issues.
You'll make sure that patients are as comfortable and stress-free as possible. It can also be the stepping stone into many other NHS roles.
Maternity support worker
You'll work under the supervision of a registered midwife, helping to care for mothers and babies.
Occupational therapy support worker
You’ll assist occupational therapists, supporting patients with their day-to-day activities to live full and independent lives.
Your day-to-day will involve helping to treat people with conditions such as arthritis and spina bifida, supporting them and aiding their movement.
You’ll help to treat and care for people whose feet and legs have been affected by injury or illness, allowing them to live life to the full.
Physiotherapy assistants/support workers
Working with physiotherapists, you'l help patients recover from a range of illnesses and conditions, using techniques such as exercise. .
You’ll support patients as they learn to use their new prosthetic limbs and assist prosthetists in their work.
Radiography assistants and imaging support workers
You’ll work closely with diagnostic radiographers and therapeutic radiographers to work out what disease or condition is affecting patients and how to treat it.
Speech and language therapy assistant
You’ll work with patients to help them with conditions that may affect their communication, swallowing and feeding.
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