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Would you make a good Complex Carer?

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Working as a Complex HCA, the role is more person-centered care and can include working in a service users’ home. Complex conditions can vary from anything which requires clinical support, such as Parkinson’s, acquired brain injuries or a neurological condition. Complex Conditions can also be a condition that requires nursing care as a result in primary conditions such as peg feeds and tracheostomy.

For a Complex Carer role, ideally a minimum of 6 months’ experience in a similar role can benefit you In making a good complex carer, however there is certain personal characteristics that you must have for you to pursue this career option such as:

  • Being Patient and having the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Expressing a caring and friendly personality
  • Endurance
  • Communication skills
  • willing to do personal care

Complex Carer

Working as a Complex Carer has loads of responsibilities, these can vary from regular routines responsibilities but can also change depending on emergency needs such as tracheostomies or suctioning routines. With Complex Service users anything can happen at any time and a trained and experienced complex carer will be able to support the service user with ease.

As a Complex Care Assistant, the responsibilities may consist of:

  • Tracheostomy
  • Peg feeds
  • Spinal Injury
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Nebulisers
  • Suctioning
  • Moving and Handling
  • Personal Care
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Medication Administration
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Gastronomy Care
  • Catheter Care
  • Bowel Care
  • Stoma Care
  • And many more

How can Secure Healthcare Solutions help?

At Secure Healthcare Solutions, we require 6 months minimum experience and provide full training to upskill you and for you as a Complex Carer to keep up to date with your training and your own skills.

Secure Healthcare Solutions always offers shadow shifts before getting you out to work so you have a feel on how the service user works and what their routine is. Going forward form your shadow shift a member from our inhouse clinical team will come out to support you and go through competencies and sign you off, by our clinical team doing this it allows you to work on the package and eventually you will have the opportunity to progress into being team leaders of the package and being a senior.

Secure Healthcare Solutions always have plenty of positions as a Complex Healthcare Assistant. As a UK’s leading nursing and staffing agency we work closely with the Care Commissioners Group (CCG) we always have the opportunity to provide services of care to either you or your family.

A quote from one of Complex Care Assistant

“Throughout my job I have to assess the needs of our service users to ensure tailored quality personal care is provides, listening to people is important, it Is vital that I communicate with service users, family members of those that I am providing care for and also with healthcare professionals to ensure that quality care and support is provided. Ever since the Covid 19 pandemic, it is also important that I use appropriate PPE to protect myself and others from Covid 19. This is done by me wearing gloves, aprons and using face masks and disinfecting surfaces when necessary”

To find out what positions we have available in our Complex Care department click on the link below:

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