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Healthcare science assistant (level 2)

Carrying out routine technical and scientific procedures and support within hospitals, doctor surgeries and other healthcare settings for a wide range of people.

Qualification level
2
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
14 months
Apprenticeship category
Health and science
Maximum funding
£8,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Act in line with legislation, standard operating procedures, codes of conduct and ways of working that apply to own role.
  • Work within the scope of the role, the limits of own knowledge and skills.
  • Act in line with probity requirements.
  • Promote own mental health, wellbeing and resilience.
  • Provide general information, advice and guidance about the scope and range of services relevant to role.
  • Provide technical evidence-based advice, information and guidance relevant to role.
  • Adhere to stock and equipment control policies.
  • Support the provision of person-centred care that is delivered by the wider healthcare team.
  • Support any care provided including adhering to the relevant requirements.
  • Follow policy and protocols that relate to informed consent.
  • Protect the dignity, rights and privacy of individuals.
  • Assist the wider healthcare team to enable individuals to make choices about their care.
  • Communicate basic information effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Use techniques to facilitate understanding and reduce communication barriers.
  • Keep accurate, confidential records including in a digital format.
  • Produce reliable data by logging, inputting, retrieving and storing information within required governance processes.
  • Follow protocols for handling, escalating or reporting difficult situations and complaints.
  • Work as part of the healthcare science team and the multi-professional team to provide healthcare science services.
  • Follow delegation, reporting and escalation protocols appropriate to own role.
  • Act as a role model to others and show leadership skills relevant to own role.
  • Contribute towards creating the conditions that assist the team in providing a supportive environment for colleagues.
  • Work safely in the workplace following safety guidelines.
  • Contribute to the risk management process in own workplace adhering to risk management guidelines.
  • Take appropriate action in response to incidents or emergencies.
  • Move and transport items safely for example individuals or equipment and items.
  • Apply a range of techniques for infection prevention and control.
  • Follow guidelines and procedures for handling hazardous materials and substances.
  • Follow procedures and improvement protocols to meet the requirements of quality standards relevant to own healthcare science practice.
  • Contribute to the audit process relevant to own role.
  • Offer suggestions for improving services, emerging practices and sustainability.
  • Work in accordance with the regulatory frameworks for ethics, innovation or research relevant to own role.
  • Assist service improvement, innovation or research within the boundaries of own clinical and scientific practice.
  • Reflect on own practice and keep own knowledge and skills up-to-date.
  • Take part in appraisal or performance review and ongoing continuing professional development.
  • Reply constructively to the outcome of feedback, performance review or appraisal.

Full information on Healthcare science assistant (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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