Louise - Clinical Support Worker

Who’s this?

Louise is a Clinical Support Worker, working as part of the team within the Acute Stroke Unit at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

What’s the story of their career to date?

Louise career to date has been varied, having been a beauty therapist for twenty years and also a manager of a cleaning company, before taking up her current role of a clinical support worker three years ago

What do they do?

Louise’s duties are varied, all of which focus on patient care, ensuring that the needs & safety of the patient are cared for during their stay in hospital. Daily duties include carrying out mobility and cognitive assessments to ensure patient safety, supporting patients in washing, meal time support, accompanying patients to x-ray, Louise also has to ensure that risk assessments are followed at all times and that patient areas are always clean and tidy

What’s the best thing about their role?

Louise loves everything about her role and gets lots of satisfaction from knowing that she has provided excellent patient care every day, she is also very proud to work at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust because of its fantastic reputation and the fact that she is part of this

What skill do you think is important in your role?

Louise feels that communication is really important in her role as she has to ensure she communicates effectively on a daily basis talking to patients, patient’s family members and also to colleagues not only in her team, but also to the wider NHS healthcare team

How does a role like this pay?

The role of Clinical Support Worker normally starts at a Band 2 on the Agenda for Change Pay Scale.

The National Careers Service have a section for Clinical Support Worker where you can find out information about the average pay for the role as well as information about the job and its responsibilities.

Where can I find out more?

This profile has been created by the Greater Manchester NHS Careers Engagement Hub in partnership with Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. If you have questions then feel free to contact us.

You can find out more about this role by visiting the Clinical Support Worker section of the Health Careers website. The site gives information about the role and responsibilities, pay and conditions as well as any qualifications that are required and what the relevant courses or entry requirements are.