The role of Healthcare Assistant Practitioner has been developed in order to help free up registered practitioners, in today’s busy healthcare teams. With added strain on practitioners, assistant practitioners are able to help alleviate some of the pressure by carrying out delegated duties, ensuring that patients still receive the best care possible.
Healthcare assistant practitioners are required in a range of settings from care homes, home care and in hospitals. The tasks that an assistant practitioner will be required to carry out will vary from patient to patient, and organisation to organisation. Duties will be delegated by the registered practitioner depending on the needs of patients and service users. As an assistant practitioner, you may be asked to carry out anything from medication administration to venepuncture.
Our Healthcare Assistant Practitioner course has been designed to help care providers in training assistant practitioners to ease the workload of registered practitioners and provide patients and service users with exceptional care.
We offer 3 main variations of the Healthcare Assistant Practitioner training programme: Care Home (CHAPs), Home Care and Complex Care. All of our training programmes are completely bespoke and programmes will be adapted as such to suit your organisational needs.
Please note, this course is not available to individual participants as the programme will be designed and delivered in conjunction with the care provider and their needs. The information below details an example programme.
Our Healthcare Assistant Practitioner programme will last approximately 12 weeks, typically 12 virtual sessions and 2 face to face sessions over the 12 week period, depending on the needs and requirements of your organisation.
Our programme takes employees all the way through their journey to becoming a healthcare assistant practitioner. The programme is set out as followed:
On completion of the programme, including all virtual and face to face OSCE sessions, individuals will then be assessed to ensure that they are able to fulfil the duties of their new role competently and safely.
All of our courses are fully bespoke. We will discuss the needs of your organisation, including patients and service users, to design an assistant practitioner programme unique to you. This allows you to be confident in the skills of your staff and the care they are providing. We will also provide the necessary competency proformas required to ensure safe and evidenced-based clinical practice following completion of our training courses. This will then allow the Registered Provider to ensure mandatory competency assessments are completed within the workplace by a nominated mentor/supervisor.
For more information on our Healthcare Assistant Practitioner course, speak to a member of our expert team. If you need further advice regarding competency assessments or if you would like our Registered Nurse Trainers to provide onsite competency assessments then please do not hesitate to contact us.
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