ITE Skills Certificate in Health Care (Homecare)

ITE Skills Certificate in Health Care (Homecare)

KWSH-CL-41 (Basic)

Course Overview

This course aims to equip participants with knowledge on basic healthcare and home care like providing oral feeding, personal grooming and hygiene services. On course completion, participants will be able to find work as Health Care Assistants (HCA) in the Community Care sector especially in the nursing homes.

COURSE DURATION:

This course consisted of 2 main components:

  • Off-The-Job/Classroom Training (120 hours) at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH) over 17 weeks (1 full day per week)
  • On-The-Job Training (1600 hours) at respective nursing homes over 6 months program for staff with nursing certificate or 12 months program for staff with non-nursing certificate.

*Duration subject to ITE’s evaluation

Target Participants

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Local Participants
  • At least Secondary 3 education
  • Currently employed as Nursing Aide or Health Care Assistant in the Community Care sector such as Nursing Homes, Community Hospitals, etc.
  • At least 1 year’s working experience in a Nursing Home
  1. Foreign Participants
  • Able to read and write English at the standard equivalent to Secondary 3 in Singapore
  • Currently employed on a Nursing Aide or Health Care Assistant with Work Permit in the Community Care sector such as Nursing Homes, Community Hospitals, etc.
  • Nursing Aide applying for this course must have a nursing certificate
  • At least 6 months’ working experience in a Nursing Home

 

CAREER PROSPECTS
Participants can look forward to employment opportunities in the Community Care sector with excellent opportunities for career advancement.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

1. Off-the-Job Training (Total of 3 modules)

   a. HC1401TT — Basic Health Care

This module aims to equip participants with the knowledge on how to measure and record height and weight of patients, body temperature, radial pulse and respiration, blood pressure, perform hand washing, do blood test for glucose, test urine, instill eye drops/ eye ointment/ ear drops/ nose drops on patients and instruct patients on their uses, handle body fluids, collect specimens, orientate patients to healthcare facilities, handle telephone calls and complaints, attend to enquires and requests, assist doctors in physical examinations, turn/ move/ transfer/ ambulate patients, give oxygen therapy, assist in giving nebulizer treatment, render first aid in emergencies, change dressing/ dress cuts and wounds, apply bandages and perform adult one-man CPR.

   b. HC1402TT — Home & In-patient Care

This module aims to equip participants with the knowledge on how to perform oral hygiene, take and record observations of urine outputs etc, provide grooming needs, bathe patients or assist them in baths, perform bedbathing, perform dressing and undressing of patients, provide skin care and foot care, assist patients in the use of mobility devices, perform urinary catheter and drainage system care, serve and set up and clean up patients after meals, assist patients in eating or drinking/ feed patients, perform pressure sore preventive measures, assist patients in elimination needs, insert laxative suppository, give a simple enema, set up and perform suctioning, perform cold/ hot compress, perform saving, answer patients’ call bells and assist in last offices.

   c. HC1403TT — Home Care

This module aims to equip participants with the knowledge on how to prepare simple meals, administer subcutaneous insulin injections, perform gastrostomy/ naso-gastro feeding, perform colostomy care, perform intermittent catheterization on female patients, assist with administration of oral medication and maintain simple records of patients’ status/ medical appointments and visits.

2. HC1404TT — On-the-Job Training

To ensure that the participants are competent in the On-the-Job training tasks, KWSH trainers will visit the participant at their workplace 2 times during their 6 months or 1 year course duration to monitor their On-the-Job (OJT) progress as well as to receive updates from the assigned preceptors. Please note that the 2 OJT site-visits are compulsory.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION

  1. Participant’s Registration Form
  2. Participant’s Work Permit (enlarged and photocopy)
  3. Participant’s Qualification Certificates (photocopy)
  4. Company Resource for On-The-Job Training Form
  5. Tasks for On-The-Job Training Form
  6. Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the Supervisor who is a Registered Nurse or Senior Enrolled Nurse in charge of supervising the On-The-Job Training:

*Photocopies of academic qualifications

*2 pedagogic qualifications [ITE Train-the-Trainer Prepare & Conduct Coaching (previously known as Coaching Skills) Certificate and Design & Develop On-The-Job Training Programme (Previously known as Plan & Implement On-The-Job Training) Certificate. Other acceptable qualifications are ACTA and NIE Postgraduate Diploma in Education Programme. Any other qualifications are subjected to ITE’s evaluation and approval.

*Certificate of registration from Singapore Nursing Board

 

What participants said about the Programme…..

• The course has enabled our Healthcare Assistant to be better equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform their roles during Homecare visits.
• This course has supported me in my work knowledge in Home Care (Home Personal Care). I have also learnt how to communicate better with my clients through conversation and even body language.
• What I have learnt is practically useful especially for food preparation and hands on practice. The right way to manage wastage and packing it up before discarding it.
• It is an added value for our foreign colleagues to have the knowledge and empower them in their profession which in turn provide better care for our elderly.

Course Details

Date/ Time

Run 1: 2 October 2019
Run 2: 8 January 2020

Total: 17 weeks

Time: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Venue

Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
705 Serangoon Road
Singapore 328127

Course Trainers

This course is approved by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and delivered by ITE-approved trainers from KWSH.

KWSH is appointed by the ITE as the Industry Industry Training Centre for the Community Care Care Sector for the ITE Skills Certificate (ISC) in Healthcare (Home Care)

Course Fees: $3,424 (inclusive of 7% GST). Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/PRs and 45% for foreign staff working in eligible community care organisations.

Registration Details

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED FOR REGISTRATION

  1. Participant’s Registration Form (please request from KWSH)
  2. Participant’s Work Permit (enlarged and photocopy)
  3. Participant’s Qualification Certificates (photocopy)
  4. Company Resource for On-The-Job Training Form (please request from KWSH)
  5. Tasks for On-The-Job Training Form (please request from KWSH)
  6. Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the Supervisor who is a Registered Nurse or Senior Enrolled Nurse in charge of supervising the On-The-Job Training which should include the following:
  • Photocopies of academic qualifications
  • 2 pedagogic qualifications [ITE Train-the-Trainer Prepare & Conduct Coaching (previously known as Coaching Skills) Certificate and Design & Develop On-The-Job Training Programme (Previously known as Plan & Implement On-The-Job Training) Certificate. Other acceptable qualifications are ACTA and NIE Postgraduate Diploma in Education Programme
  • Certificate of registration from Singapore Nursing Board

Please register for the course via AIC Learning Management System. Go to the following URL:

https://lms.aic-learn.sg/lms/app/

Contact us:

(65) 6422-1300
CTI@kwsh.org.sg

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