24 Months (not including End Point Assessment).
IoT Dudley Starting September 2021
Minimum GCSE Grade D/or above in mathematics and English. Or Medical Engineering Level 3 qualification.
This Apprenticeship has been designed to be taken by anyone wanting to work as a Healthcare Science Associate within a Clinical Engineering Department. Apprentices working in a Clinical Engineering department will learn fundamental techniques to service, maintain, fault find and calibrate medical equipment. The Apprentice Associate will also develop technical report writing skills in the management of technical data. The Level 4 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship will last a minimum of 24 months and will provide an overarching insight into Clinical Engineering.
The Apprenticeship provides opportunities for those already working within the Clinical Engineering (or Medical Engineering) sector to gain formal qualifications for roles they currently hold, enhancing existing skills and knowledge in Healthcare Science and developing new technical and professional skills. The Level 4 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship is the perfect start to a career in Clinical Engineering.
Professional Practice and Person-centred Care
• Maintain the highest standards of person centred care, treating every person with compassion, dignity and respect
• Convey information to agreed protocols to the public, patients, carers, colleagues, including giving and receiving feedback
• Use technology to present information orally.
Personal and Professional Development
• Critically reflect on your technical/ non-technical practice.
Health, Safety and Security
• Maintain a safe and healthy working environment
• Train junior staff in relevant health, safety/ security practices, including infection control and participate in risk assessments.
• Lead quality management technical audit processes as required.
Technical Scientific Services
• Perform a range of equipment management skills, e.g. fault-finding/ preventative maintenance/calibration/repair
• Participate in drafting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
• Recognise problems and seek technical solutions to them
• Analyse/interpret/record/present accurately Healthcare Science (HCS) technical data
• Supervise/teach/assess practical skills to junior team members.
• Participate in audit and/or service improvement programmes
• Communicate the outcome of audit, service improvement.
Research and Innovation
• Undertake appropriate audit/research/ innovation activities which support quality improvement in your area of work.
• Plan/assess the work of a team and individuals within it
• Lead where appropriate and work effectively within the HCS team.
End Point Assessment
• Element 1 – Vocational Competence Observation
• Element 2 – Professional Practice Test
• Element 3 – Professional discussion informed by the evidence presented.
Upon successful completion students will have the opportunity to progress onto a relevant engineering degree.