Assistant practitioner roles (Band 4)

In 2018, the Welsh Government’s ‘A Healthier Wales’ plan and national transformation programme set out a long-term vision of a ‘whole system approach to health and social care’ which is dependent upon a modernised workforce of which the Assistant Practitioner Role will be a crucial component in developing a sustainable and future workforce.  Swansea Bay UHB are looking for experienced staff either with the relevant qualifications to apply for these roles across the health board or staff employed into a trainee Assistant Practitioner Programme whilst being supported to undertake the level 4 Higher Education Certificate to enable them to develop and gain the relevant qualifications to progress into the band 4 Assistant Practitioner roles.


The Healthcare Support Worker (HCSW) is part of the multidisciplinary team delivering care to patients. Support and supervision are provided by a Registered Nurse. The Health Care Support Worker carries out a range of personal care activities and tasks in support of and supervised by a Registered Nurse. In a hospital you may:

  • Wash and dress patients
  • Serve meals and help to feed patients
  • Help people to move around
  • Make beds
  • Make patients feel comfortable
  • Monitor patients’ conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, blood pressure, respirations and weight etc.

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