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Setting: Care provider, providing care and support to people within their own homes.

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Seeing the patients happy, we really do take the smallest details in to account and I think that really helps a patient. Sometimes you can feel like a burden as a patient, but to know their not & supporting them. Its such a lovely feeling when you know you've helped someone.

Holly
on what brings joy to the role

 

 

Overview of current role

My employer is currently supporting me to complete the registered degree nurse apprenticeship whilst I'm working in the organisation. This means that I continue my role assisting with different care packages:

  • supporting family and people directly
  • assisting with staffing
  • working  collaboratively with nursing and office colleagues
  • clinical support amd advice.

I'm also completing the theoretical side of the nursing degree programme, so lots of assignments whilst completing placements, I'm enjoying learning about nursing and people in different settings.

 

Qualifications and education

  • Pre-registration nursing

  • Hair and beauty qualifications.

 

Training, knowledge and skills

  • team working and care for people in their own homes

  • good communication and critical thinking skills

  • care provider mandatory training

  • care provider PEG, tracheostomy care, eye gaze, FFP3 training, and train the trainer in medication and dementia care.

  

How did I get here

I had little to no experience of working in care, when I left school I went into the beauty industry. By the time I was 18 I opened my own shop, was self-employed and built an amazing client base. When the pandemic happened and everything closed down my mum asked me to help in the care organisation she leads. I feel my skills and experience from hair and beauty have really enhanced the level of care I'm able to give.

I begun my nursing degree at 26, I feel as though beauty and hair can be closely linked to healthcare, especially in my level 3 training of beauty. I chose the holistic route which was anatomy and physiology, the training was so in depth and I refer back to my notes for unit now. I just found A&P so interesting and it fascinated me, it still does now and clinical science is without doubt my favourite part of university.