NCFE L2 Cert in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication

What is this course about?

This nationally accredited qualification is designed to provide individuals with the theoretical knowledge that they need to help them understand and handle medication within their workplace.
The programme covers a wide range of information, best practice and legislation including an introduction to the types of medication that an individual is likely to encounter, explanation of the correct storage and handling of medication as well as legislative requirements for audit process and issues and accountability and responsibility.

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NCFE L2 Cert in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication

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NCFE L2 Cert in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication

Start: Available throughout the year.

How is it taught

As you work through the learning materials you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines.


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Careers


Medical Practitioners

Medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervises the implementation of care and treatment plans by other healthcare providers.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.
  • Refers patient to specialist where necessary and liaises with specialist.
  • Supervises patient.
  • Administers medical tests and inoculations against communicable diseases.
  • Diagnoses condition and prescribes and/or administers appropriate treatment/surgery.
  • Examines patient, arranges for any necessary x-rays or other tests and interprets results.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£72,842

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 2,312
2020 2,297
2021 2,282

ANNUAL SALARY

£37,752 10%
£52,458 25%
£72,842 50%
£118,414 75%
£157,144 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

141 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 2.63%
25-34 29.65%
35-44 30.72%
45-54 23.53%
55-64 10.76%
65+ 2.68%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.08%
Level 1 0.41%
Level 2 0.42%
Level 3 0.7%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 1.75%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 49.62%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 28.77%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 18.24%

Psychologists

Psychologists research, study and assess emotional, cognitive and behavioural processes and abnormalities in human beings and animals and how these are affected by genetic, physical and social factors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Applies psychological treatment methods to help athletes achieve optimum mental health and enhance sporting performance.
  • Applies professional knowledge and techniques within the workplace, addressing issues such as job design, work groups, motivation etc..
  • Maintains required contacts with family members, education or other health professionals, as appropriate, and recommends possible solutions to problems presented.
  • Studies psychological factors in the treatment and prevention of mental illness or emotional and personality disorders.
  • Analyses the effect of hereditary, social and physical factors on thought and behaviour.
  • Observes and experiments on humans and animals to measure mental and physical characteristics.
  • Develops treatment and guidance methods and gives treatment or guidance using a variety of therapy and counselling techniques.
  • Develops and administers tests to measure intelligence, abilities, aptitudes, etc. and assesses results.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£34,757

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 254
2020 253
2021 252

ANNUAL SALARY

£18,949 10%
£25,979 25%
£34,757 50%
£52,229 75%
£69,597 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

12 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 2.88%
25-34 37.09%
35-44 32.02%
45-54 20%
55-64 7.72%
65+ 0.25%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 0.45%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 15.44%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 34.35%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 49.76%

Pharmacists

Pharmacists dispense drugs and medicaments in hospitals and pharmacies and advise on and participate in the development and testing of new drugs, compounds and therapies. They counsel on the proper use and adverse effects of drugs and medicines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures that drugs and medicaments are in good supply and are stored properly.
  • Tests and analyses drugs to determine their identity, purity and strength.
  • Liaises with other professionals regarding the development, manufacturing and testing of drugs.
  • Maintains prescription files and records issue of narcotics, poisons and other habit-forming drugs.
  • Checks that recommended doses are not being exceeded and that instructions are understood by patients.
  • Highlights a drug.
  • Advises health professionals on the selection and appropriate use of medicines.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of prescribed medicaments in liquid, powder, tablet, ointment or other form following prescriptions issued by medical doctors and other health professionals.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£40,664

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 396
2020 389
2021 382

ANNUAL SALARY

£22,942 10%
£31,907 25%
£40,664 50%
£61,360 75%
£81,702 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

17 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 9.91%
25-34 28.31%
35-44 32.84%
45-54 19.82%
55-64 8.32%
65+ 0.76%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 0.29%
Level 2 1.44%
Level 3 4.28%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 3.2%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 48.08%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 39.56%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 3.15%

Ophthalmic Opticians

Ophthalmic opticians test patients’ vision, diagnose defects and disorders and prescribe glasses or contact lenses as required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carries out research with glass and lens manufacturers.
  • Refers patient to a specialist, where necessary.
  • Advises patient on proper use of glasses, contact lenses and other aids, and on appropriate lighting conditions for reading and working.
  • Prescribes, supplies and fits appropriate spectacle lenses, contact lenses and other aids.
  • Examines eyes and tests vision of patient, identifies problems, defects, injuries and ill health.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£39,125

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 321
2020 320
2021 319

ANNUAL SALARY

£24,149 10%
£32,115 25%
£39,125 50%
£59,342 75%
£81,952 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

22 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 4.74%
25-34 27.76%
35-44 28.09%
45-54 24.09%
55-64 14.73%
65+ 0.57%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 2 4.75%
Level 3 4.85%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 72.88%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 15.47%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 2.04%

Dental Practitioners

Dental practitioners diagnose dental and oral diseases, injuries and disorders, prescribe and administer treatment, recommend preventative action and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.
  • Maintains patients.
  • Refers patient to specialist, where necessary.
  • Educates patients on oral health care.
  • Supervises patient.
  • Constructs and fits braces, inlays, dentures and other appliances.
  • Carries out clinical treatments, restores teeth affected by decay etc., treats gum disease and other disorders.
  • Administers local anaesthetics.
  • Assesses and recommends treatment options to patients.
  • Examines patient.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£60,486

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 411
2020 413
2021 413

ANNUAL SALARY

£31,720 10%
£41,413 25%
£60,486 50%
£100,256 75%
£138,653 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

34 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 6.93%
25-34 21.39%
35-44 35.54%
45-54 24.39%
55-64 7.43%
65+ 4.28%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 1.29%
Level 2 1.37%
Level 3 1.59%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 0.9%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 71.21%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 20.92%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 2.71%

Medical Radiographers

Medical (diagnostic) radiographers operate x-ray machines, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and other imaging devices for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, assist in the diagnosis of injuries and diseases and are involved in intervention procedures such as the removal of kidney stones. They operate under the supervision of senior staff. Therapeutic radiographers specialise in the planning and administration of radiotherapy treatment for patients with cancer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carries out post-treatment reviews and follow-ups.
  • Explains treatment to patient and management of any side effects.
  • Calculates radiation dosage and maps volume to be treated.
  • Plans course of treatment with clinical oncologists and physicists.
  • Maintains records of all radiographic/therapeutic work undertaken.
  • Positions patient and operates x-ray, scanning or fluoroscopic equipment.
  • Decides length and intensity of exposure or strength of dosage of isotope.
  • Verifies identity of patient and ensures that necessary preparations have been made for the examination/treatment.
  • Assesses patients and interprets clinical requirements to determine appropriate radiographic treatments.
  • Uses a range of imaging devices for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£38,646

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 221
2020 216
2021 211

ANNUAL SALARY

£23,712 10%
£30,971 25%
£38,646 50%
£58,656 75%
£79,248 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

9 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 6.26%
25-34 22.02%
35-44 22.16%
45-54 32.95%
55-64 14.41%
65+ 2.18%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 1.69%
Level 2 0.43%
Level 3 4.52%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 26.16%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 44.32%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 22.89%

Podiatrists

Podiatrists (formerly known as chiropodists) diagnose and treat ailments and abnormalities of the human foot and lower limb, deal with minor infections, injuries and deformities, and conditions resulting from other major health disorders such as diabetes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Refers patients who require further medical or surgical attention.
  • Delivers foot health education to groups such as the elderly, children, the homeless, those with medical problems such as arthritis.
  • Advises patients on aspects of foot care to avoid recurrence of foot problems.
  • Those with advanced training may carry out minor surgery on the feet.
  • Prescribes, makes and fits pads and other orthotic appliances to correct and/or protect foot disorders.
  • Treats conditions of the skin, nails and soft tissues of feet by minor surgery, massage and heat treatment, padding and strapping or drugs.
  • Administers local anaesthetic where appropriate.
  • Provides vascular and neurological assessment for the long-term management of chronic disorders and high risk patients.
  • Examines patient.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£39,624

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 72
2020 72
2021 72

ANNUAL SALARY

£24,045 10%
£31,886 25%
£39,624 50%
£61,610 75%
£85,051 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

4 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 3.77%
25-34 23.04%
35-44 21.06%
45-54 35.21%
55-64 16.06%
65+ 0.83%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 2 7.32%
Level 3 4.16%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 17.31%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 55.13%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 12.75%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 3.33%

Physiotherapists

Physiotherapists plan and apply massage, promote and encourage movement and exercise, use hydrotherapy, electro-therapy and other technological equipment in the treatment of a wide range of injuries, diseases and disabilities in order to assist rehabilitation by developing and restoring body systems.

Key Responsibilities

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£40,435

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 488
2020 486
2021 484

ANNUAL SALARY

£26,146 10%
£32,240 25%
£40,435 50%
£48,214 75%
£57,179 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

23 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.94%
25-34 36.75%
35-44 26.64%
45-54 20.48%
55-64 9.35%
65+ 0.82%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 3 3.46%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 12.75%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 66.2%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 17.35%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.24%

Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists work with people who have a physical or learning disability or mental illness, actively engaging them in purposeful activities in order to maximise self-confidence, independent functioning and well-being.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintains patient records, manages caseloads.
  • Counsels clients in ways to promote a healthy lifestyle, prevention of illness and/or preparation for coping with increasing stages of illness.
  • Makes home visits to clients, families and carers to organise support and rehabilitation and assist them to deal and cope with disability.
  • Trains students and supervises the work of occupational therapy assistants.
  • Liaises with a wide variety of other professionals in planning and reviewing ongoing treatments.
  • Devises, designs, initiates and monitors carefully selected and graded treatments and activities as part of the assessment and intervention process.
  • Considers the physical, psychological and social needs of a patient that may result from illness, injury, congenital condition or lifestyle problems.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£32,552

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 278
2020 277
2021 277

ANNUAL SALARY

£21,278 10%
£26,166 25%
£32,552 50%
£38,314 75%
£45,469 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

13 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 7.72%
25-34 33.49%
35-44 29.96%
45-54 20.26%
55-64 7.27%
65+ 1.28%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 2 2.2%
Level 3 5.29%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 6.66%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 69.11%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 16.74%

Speech and Language Therapists

Speech and language therapists are responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, fluency and voice disorders caused by disability, injury or illness.

Key Responsibilities

  • Writes reports and maintains client caseloads.
  • Counsels relatives to help cope with the problems created by a patient.
  • Attends case conferences and liaises with other specialists such as doctors, teachers, social workers and psychologists.
  • Treats speech and language disorders by coaching and counselling clients or through the use of artificial communication devices.
  • Designs and initiates appropriate rehabilitation and/or remedial programmes of treatment.
  • Assesses, tests and diagnoses a client.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£38,875

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 159
2020 161
2021 162

ANNUAL SALARY

£25,958 10%
£31,824 25%
£38,875 50%
£46,779 75%
£56,368 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

9 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.01%
25-34 38.37%
35-44 26.65%
45-54 21.74%
55-64 8.06%
65+ 0.14%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 3 2.63%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 3.23%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 57.16%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 35.87%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 1.12%

Therapy Professionals n.e.c.

Job holders in this unit group plan and apply physical and therapeutic treatments and activities to assist recovery from physical and mental illness and to minimise the effects of disabilities not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 222: Therapy professionals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Diagnoses and treats behavioural problems in animals.
  • Assesses and provides treatment for people with mental disabilities, or those suffering with mental illness, stress, and emotional and relationship problems.
  • Administers aromatic herbs and oils and massage to relieve pain and restore health.
  • Adopts a holistic approach in assessing the overall health of the patient, and treats by inserting needles under the skin at particular locations according to the disorder being treated.
  • Manipulates and massages patient to discover the cause of pain, relieve discomfort, restore function and mobility and to correct irregularities in body structure.
  • Diagnoses and treats disorders of vision and eye movements, monitors subsequent progress and recommends further optical, pharmacological or surgical treatment as required.
  • Prescribes diet therapy and gives advice to patients, health care professionals and the public on dietetic and nutritional matters for those with special dietary requirements or to prevent illness amongst the general population.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£45,843

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 296
2020 298
2021 299

ANNUAL SALARY

£29,224 10%
£33,550 25%
£45,843 50%
£56,035 75%
£67,101 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

17 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 2.97%
25-34 17.97%
35-44 30.3%
45-54 30.94%
55-64 15.81%
65+ 1.99%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 0.45%
Level 2 0.76%
Level 3 1.72%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 11.3%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 38.52%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 44.79%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 2.46%

Nurses

Nurses provide general and/or specialised nursing care for the sick, injured and others in need of such care, assist medical doctors with their tasks and work with other healthcare professionals and within teams of healthcare workers. They advise on and teach nursing practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of formal training relating to nursing practice.
  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans.
  • Advises on nursing care, disease prevention, nutrition, etc. and liaises with hospital board/ management on issues concerning nursing policy.
  • Plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff.
  • Participates in the preparation for physical and psychological treatment of mentally ill patients.
  • Monitors patient.
  • Manages own case load.
  • Assists medical doctors and works with other healthcare professionals to deal with emergencies and pre-planned treatment of patients.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£37,565

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 6,428
2020 6,411
2021 6,394

ANNUAL SALARY

£27,518 10%
£32,053 25%
£37,565 50%
£44,554 75%
£53,747 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

288 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.39%
25-34 19.78%
35-44 26.74%
45-54 31.68%
55-64 14.94%
65+ 1.43%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.09%
Level 1 2.02%
Level 2 1.36%
Level 3 2.81%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 41.01%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 43.26%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 9.34%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.11%

Midwives

Midwives deliver, or assist in the delivery of babies, provide antenatal and postnatal care and advise parents on baby care. They work with other healthcare professionals, and advise on and teach midwifery practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of training in midwifery practice.
  • Plans and manages midwifery care services.
  • Supervises more junior staff and directs the work of the midwifery unit.
  • Advises on baby care, exercise, diet and family planning issues.
  • Monitors recovery of mother in postnatal period and supervises the nursing of premature and other babies requiring special attention.
  • Delivers babies in normal births and assists doctors with difficult deliveries.
  • Monitors condition and progress of patient and baby throughout pregnancy.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£41,642

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 409
2020 407
2021 406

ANNUAL SALARY

£31,138 10%
£36,192 25%
£41,642 50%
£48,277 75%
£58,011 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

19 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.08%
25-34 28.67%
35-44 19.55%
45-54 29.94%
55-64 16.05%
65+ 0.67%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 0.88%
Level 3 2.16%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 34.85%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 51.85%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 9.73%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.54%

Paramedics

Paramedics provide first aid and life support treatment in emergency situations and transport sick and injured people who require skilled treatment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Briefs other medical staff when handing over the patient, and completes patient report forms describing the patient.
  • Transports and accompanies patients who either require or potentially require skilled treatment whilst travelling.
  • Resuscitates and/or stabilises patient using relevant techniques, equipment and drugs.
  • Assesses the nature of injuries, provides first aid treatment and ascertains appropriate method of conveying patient.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to respond to calls for assistance at accidents, emergencies and other incidents.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£35,547

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 485
2020 497
2021 507

ANNUAL SALARY

£25,854 10%
£29,598 25%
£35,547 50%
£42,120 75%
£48,568 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

33 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 7.54%
25-34 25.21%
35-44 29.37%
45-54 27.51%
55-64 8.47%
65+ 1.87%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 0.64%
Level 2 8.7%
Level 3 17.11%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 28.93%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 40.95%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 3.67%

Pharmaceutical Technicians

Pharmaceutical technicians work in hospitals or in the community and assist pharmacists in the preparation and dispensing of drugs and medicines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Checks stock levels, orders new stock from pharmaceutical companies and ensures that drugs are stored appropriately.
  • Advises patients or customers on the use of drugs prescribed or medication purchased over the counter.
  • Maintains records of prescriptions received and drugs issued.
  • Labels and checks items prior to dispensing.
  • Prepares specialised, tailor-made drugs for intravenous administration by hospital medical staff.
  • Prepares drugs and medicines under the supervision of pharmacist.
  • Checks received prescriptions for legality and accuracy.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£21,008

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 428
2020 429
2021 429

ANNUAL SALARY

£14,726 10%
£17,077 25%
£21,008 50%
£26,728 75%
£32,136 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

20 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.35%
25-34 29.27%
35-44 25.91%
45-54 25.63%
55-64 13.82%
65+ 0%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 2.45%
Level 2 11.39%
Level 3 47.94%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 5.98%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 21.84%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 10.4%

Medical and Dental Technicians

Medical and dental technicians operate, calibrate and maintain cardiographic and encephalographic testing equipment, assist in the conduct of post mortems, give simple dental treatments, fit artificial limbs and hearing aids, and undertake a wide range of related medical and dental tasks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Takes samples for clinical examination.
  • Performs related medical tasks including treating hair and scalp disorders and conducting tests on glaucoma patients.
  • Measures patients for, and fits them with, surgical appliances, hearing aids and artificial limbs.
  • Makes dentures, crowns, bridges, orthodontic and other dental appliances according to individual patient requirements.
  • Undertakes scaling and polishing of teeth, applies medicaments, carries out post-operative hygiene work and advises on preventative dentistry.
  • Operates equipment to diagnose and record or treat hearing, heart, brain, lung and kidney ailments.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£26,790

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 395
2020 389
2021 385

ANNUAL SALARY

£18,179 10%
£21,091 25%
£26,790 50%
£33,966 75%
£39,520 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

17 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.29%
25-34 28.13%
35-44 24.3%
45-54 28.94%
55-64 11.52%
65+ 1.79%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 1.38%
Level 1 6.1%
Level 2 10.2%
Level 3 23.46%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 26.94%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 24.91%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 6.31%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.7%

Nursing Auxiliaries and Assistants

Nursing auxiliaries and assistants assist doctors, nurses and other health professionals in caring for the sick and injured within hospitals, homes, clinics and the wider community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Changes bed linen, makes beds and tidies wards.
  • Assists patients in washing, dressing, toiletry activities and general mobility.
  • Distributes and serves food, assists patients in feeding and prepares snacks and hot drinks.
  • Prepares patient for examination and treatment.
  • Performs basic clinical tasks such as taking patients.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£22,110

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 3,036
2020 3,012
2021 2,991

ANNUAL SALARY

£17,909 10%
£19,136 25%
£22,110 50%
£26,270 75%
£31,283 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

139 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 12.72%
25-34 20.61%
35-44 23.47%
45-54 25.12%
55-64 15.58%
65+ 2.47%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 3.08%
Level 1 7.49%
Level 2 24.5%
Level 3 31.37%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 13.78%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 17.31%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 2.44%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.04%

Ambulance Staff (Excluding Paramedics)

Ambulance staff transport sick, injured and convalescent persons and give first aid treatment in emergencies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Replenishes medical supplies in ambulance as necessary.
  • Cleans and disinfects ambulance after use and carries out routine care of ambulance equipment.
  • Ascertains nature of injuries and provides first aid treatment.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to transport patients to hospitals or other treatment centres and homes.
  • Helps patients into and out of ambulance.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£23,587

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 359
2020 368
2021 376

ANNUAL SALARY

£18,637 10%
£20,571 25%
£23,587 50%
£28,018 75%
£33,530 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

27 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 6.15%
25-34 14.46%
35-44 23.03%
45-54 31.27%
55-64 18.25%
65+ 6.81%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 2.04%
Level 1 6.19%
Level 2 31.91%
Level 3 36.59%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 14.48%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 8.79%

Dental Nurses

Dental nurses prepare patients for, and assist with, dental examinations, prepare and sterilise instruments and maintain case records.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintains records, processes and mounts x-ray films and undertakes reception duties.
  • Removes water and saliva from patient.
  • Assists with minor treatment, such as preparing materials for fillings.
  • Hands required equipment and medication to dentist during examination.
  • Prepares and sterilises instruments and follows guidelines to maintain sterile conditions within the surgery.
  • Prepares patient for examination.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£20,301

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 446
2020 445
2021 442

ANNUAL SALARY

£16,765 10%
£17,950 25%
£20,301 50%
£24,003 75%
£28,725 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

21 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 24.46%
25-34 37.63%
35-44 19.97%
45-54 12.94%
55-64 4.32%
65+ 0.66%

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Level 0 0%
Level 1 5.38%
Level 2 15.37%
Level 3 38.12%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 34.31%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 6.81%
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