Assistant Practitioners are experienced staff working in support roles, alongside qualified healthcare professionals such as a nurse. They have high level of skill through their experience and training in a particular area of clinical practice.
You will carry out agreed procedures, referring to a professional for guidance when necessary. You may mentor healthcare assistants and trainee assistant practitioners. What you do depends on the skill you have and the care setting you work in.
In Primary Care you could be in:
You will need to be:
To train as an Assistant Practitioner, you have to be working in the NHS, often in a clinical support role such as healthcare assistant or maternity support worker. Trainee Assistant Practitioners need to have a healthcare qualification, usually at level 3, such as the CACHE Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support. You will usually follow a therapy or nursing training pathway and undertake a level 5 two-year foundation degree in health or social care, which may be available as an apprenticeship programme.
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