My role is to assist the clinician in offering the patient the best care possible. To ensure the best outcome for the patient. This involves driving to the detail, performing tasks such as ECG’s, blood pressure, temp etc, to aid the clinician in making an assessment on the best course of treatment for the patient.
I was attracted to the role of support worker, because I wanted to help people in their time of need. I also want to learn off my peers, and advance to become a clinician myself.
The training given to me at training school gave me the understanding of the role and the knowledge to perform my role with confidence knowing I have been taught well. The assessments I undertook also gave me confidence that my peers were assured I could perform my role to a specified standard.
The decision I made to join YAS and become a support worker was the best decision I have made and cannot imagine doing anything else in my work life. My experience on the road dealing with all situations has grown my knowledge, and given me experience and confidence, in all aspects of my role. I have also developed as a person, working well on my own, and also part of a team.
If you're considering becoming an AHP support worker, the training and support you receive will be so enjoyable and thorough. This will benefit you immensely in your role. This training will give you the opportunity to help someone in their time of need. Also giving great job satisfaction also. There will always be opportunities to keep learning whilst in role and also advance within your chosen field.