Working in healthcare brings additional responsibilities therefore your learning journey will start with the HCSW Mandatory Induction Standards. These Induction Standards are designed to protect the public by ensuring all new staff in NHSScotland understand their role and responsibilities in relation to;
- Protecting patients and the public
- Health, safety and security
- Working with people
- Working and developing in your role
Once you have completed the Mandatory Induction Standards workbook, you will continue to demonstrate that you are working to the HCSW Code of Conduct.
During your career, you may have the opportunity to study for qualifications, such as an SQA SVQ Level 2 or 3 Healthcare Support (Clinical). Find out more about these qualifications on the VQ Finder website.
This role could lead to a job as a senior theatre support worker, supervising a team of theatre support workers. With experience and training, you could gain the qualifications needed to study at university for a career as a theatre nurse or operating department practitioner.