What does a Clinical Support Worker do?

Many clinical support workers assist healthcare professionals in the delivery of patient care. They work with an individual practitioner or a team, taking on tasks such as welcoming and preparing patients, explaining treatment and updating patient records.

What roles are available?

  • Dietetic Assistant
  • Healthcare Assistant [insert link to health care assistants page]
  • Occupational Therapy Support Worker
  • Orthotic Technician
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Podiatry Assistant
  • Prosthetic Technician
  • Radiography Assistant and Imaging Support Assistant
  • Speech and Language Therapy Assistant.

What qualifications do I need?

You can enter most of these roles with GCSEs. For most of them, you need maths and English, for some (such as orthotic or prosthetic technician) you may need science. 

Some experience of healthcare is useful when applying for these roles. This can be from paid work, volunteering or caring for a family member.

Your standard working week will be around 37.5 hours and may include a mix of shifts, such as nights, early starts, evenings and weekends. You’ll be paid on the Agenda for Change pay system.

You’ll also have access to our generous pension scheme and health service discounts, as well as 27 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays, which increases the longer you’re in service.

To discover more additional benefits unique to Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, please visit our staff benefits page.