Ongoing training and development - Apollo Home Healthcare

Ongoing training and development

Developing your knowledge, skills and expertise

A strong focus on continued staff training and development is central in our pursuit of excellence.

We believe that our staff are our greatest asset, and we aim to ensure that you possess the knowledge, skills, confidence, and experience required to carry out your role to the highest of standards. All our healthcare professionals are trained to national standards, and we provide opportunities and facilities for further training and development, giving you every opportunity to positively progress your healthcare career.

Our training

We provide full mandatory training and induction before you start work. We have a blended learning approach, our training combines online theory modules with face-to-face days that assess practical skills such as manual handling, medication, and basic life support.

We provide all our healthcare teams with specialist training to support them in looking after our clients to the highest possible standards. Training requirements are identified as part of our initial care plan assessments. Our Registered Nurses will identify our client’s needs and any clinical interventions that you will be required to carry out as part of your role.

Our specialist training can be delivered internally by our nursing teams, by professionals already involved in our client’s care or outsourced to other registered professionals. Specialist training will involve theory behind conditions and clinical interventions as well as carrying out tasks on practical tasks mannequins.

Our training is aligned to the Skills for Care, Care Certificate standards which is recognised by the DHSC, NHS and CQC.

A Nurse-led service

We have Registered Nurse’s attached to each of our offices. Our Registered Nurses take clinical ownership of our packages of care to ensure we offer the highest standards of care delivery. They take a key role in training and signing-off all care staff as competent in all clinical aspects of the role.  They will update you on national standards and best practice guidance and would reflect this in our client’s care plan for you to follow.

Once your training is completed you will be able to start shadowing staff on your allocated package/es of care. Our Registered Nurse will then start supporting you to become competent in all aspects of the care delivery for your client. This is called a task delegation process and ensure that you are trained, observed and assessed practically for the clinical tasks you will be responsible for when working with your client.

The process includes: –

  • Observing tasks and understanding the rationale for undertaking the activity.
  • Involvement in this activity under direct supervision of a Nurse.
  • Performing each activity satisfactorily and in a timely manner without the need for supervision or assistance.

After going through this process, you would be deemed as competent to provide care.

Sign-off will be required for each clinical procedure you provide for every client you care for.

​We will continue to provide ongoing support, training, supervision, and sign-off of clinical interventions to ensure you are fully confident and competent in all clinical tasks and to identify any further training needs. Peer group meetings will be arranged to review and address any issues arising for both you and your client.