Who is this apprenticeship suitable for?
The Associate Continuing Healthcare Practitioner apprenticeship is suitable for those who are interacting with care clients, their families, friends and carers, that have been referred into the continuing healthcare service, and are being assessed or are receiving packages of care. Those working alongside other health and social care colleagues involved in planning, reviewing and delivering services provided to the individual guiding them with expert knowledge of the specialist continuing healthcare regulations.
An Associate Continuing Healthcare Practitioner will also regularly work with finance and procurement colleagues and the service providers to ensure contracts are being delivered as agreed. They may also have contact with legal and claims companies who are representing individuals who do not agree with the outcome of the assessment process. They will need to have good communication skills to advocate for individuals and guide them through the emotionally stressful assessment process and any dispute process. They will also be required to have a detailed knowledge of the health and social care services available for these individuals who have complex and varying needs.
You may be a registered manager of a service, unit, deputy or assistant manager. You will be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of the care given and the values and training of staff with established standards and regulations.
This apprenticeship is suitable for: Registered managers of a service, unit, deputy or assistant managers.
Level of qualification on completion: Associate Continuing Healthcare Practitioner level 5
End-point assessment organisation: Steadfast Vocational Training LTD
How long will this apprenticeship take to complete: 24 months Apprenticeship + 8 weeks End Point Assessment
Cost: Non levy employer contribution (5%) - £500 & levy paying employer contribution - £10000
What will you learn on the apprenticeship?
This apprenticeship will teach you about the responsibilities of managing a caseload of individuals who have been found eligible. It involves planning and reviewing of the complex health and social care packages ensuring they continue to meet your care clients’ needs. It will teach you to work autonomously, to exercise judgement and to work in partnership with other health and social care professionals to undertake non-routine assessments and reviews on individuals in line with the law.
In most instances, the work will be overseen by registered health or social care professionals such as a nurse, social worker or occupational therapist. It will also help you gain a deeper understanding of your line management or supervisory responsibility for junior members of the team, acting as a role model, planning and managing their work.
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