As a care team member (e.g. nurses, managers, supervisors, educators and allied health professionals), learn more about role of the health care support worker and how you work together as a team.
How will the health care support worker function as part of the acute care team?
The health care support worker is an employee and a new member of the care team. It is important that you welcome them, learn about their role and integrate them into your team-based care. They are a member of the inter-professional team and you may be asked to be a mentor or supervise them in their roles and responsibilities.
The role of the health care support worker
The health care support worker role is non-clinical and non-direct. The role is intended to support the care team and the patients. Their role adds to the quality of life for the patients by spending one-to-one time with patients and helping care team members by freeing them up to provide more time providing clinical support to the patients.
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