Care Practitioners

The role of Care Practitioner is the highest level of Care Assistant within a Barchester care home and provides a rewarding and fulfilling career with the opportunity for continual professional development. 

Our Care Practitioner programme has been developed to up-skill Senior Care Assistants to assume key responsibilities. 

As a Care Practitioner with Barchester Healthcare, you will report to and support the Registered Nurse and assume key responsibilities, which include;

  • Medication
  • Tissue viability/wound management
  • Continence
  • Physiological assessment and care planning
  • Leadership and supervision of the care team.

The programme runs for six months during which time you will complete the Care Certificate and a series of workshops leading to the Care Practitioner award. This is followed by a further three month period, during which time you will be given the opportunity to gain additional VQ units.

The Care Practitioner role would suit those already qualified to undertake the responsibilities shown below, as well as high-quality Senior Care Assistants who are keen to train to become Care Practitioners.

On successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded the title of Care Practitioner, entitling you to wear a distinctive uniform. Your remuneration will increase to reflect the greater responsibility and increased skill-set of your role. 

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