Healthcare assistant HCA jobs

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Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Diaverum£ 17004 - 19000 per year

We have an exciting opportunity in our Rotherham clinic for a healthcare assistant who wants to make a difference in...

Posted 23rd October 2020
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St Asaph, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Healthcare Staff Recruitment Ltd£ 9.25 - 21.38 per hour

Are you an Experienced and Passionate Healthcare Assistant who enjoys a flexible way of working? If this sounds like...

Posted 15th October 2020
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Dublin, Dublin

AGC Healthcare€ 21000 - 27000 per year

Healthcare Assistant On behalf of our client, we are seeking a highly motivated Healthcare Assistant. Our client is committed...

Posted 15th October 2020
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Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Annicare£ 10 - 11 per hour

Healthcare assistant £10-£11 per hour depending on experience Lincolnshire Annicare are looking for people who will...

Posted 13th October 2020
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Crawley, West Sussex

Diaverum£ 17004 - 19000 per year

Job Reference: 04HCA022 We have an exciting opportunity in our Crawley clinic for a healthcare assistant who...

Posted 9th October 2020
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Dublin 5, Dublin

TTM Healthcare£ 0 - 0 per year

Care Assistants, Artane. Interviews 16/9/2020! TTM Healthcare are delighted to have partnered with a brand new, purpose built, ultra...

Posted 9th October 2020
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Uckfield, East Sussex

Health Recruit Network£ 11.12 - 22 per hour

Healthcare Assistant- Band 2 required in Uckfield, East Sussex, up to £22.00 per hr, Flexible Work Hours Due to...

Posted 9th October 2020
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Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Health Recruit Network£ 11.12 - 22 per hour

Healthcare Assistant- Band 2 required in Haywards Heath , up to £22 per hr, Flexible Work Hours Due to...

Posted 8th October 2020
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East Sussex

Health Recruit Network£ 11.12 - 22 per hour

Healthcare Assistant required in East Sussex, up to £22 per hr, Flexible Work Hours Due to new contracts coming...

Posted 8th October 2020
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Tralee, Kerry

TTM Healthcare€ 10.5 - 12 per hour

Healthcare Assistant position Tralee, Kerry Location: Tralee, Kerry Contract: Full-time Permanent Salary: €10.50 p/h Depending on Experience TTM...

Posted 6th October 2020
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Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Diaverum£ 17004 - 19000 per year

We have an exciting opportunity in our Rotherham clinic for a healthcare assistant who wants to make a difference in...

Posted 6th October 2020
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Wokingham, Berkshire

Remedicare Staffing£ 10 - 12.5 per hour

HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS NEEDED IN The Wokingham Area Experienced HCA's needed in Wokingham, you must have at least 3...

Posted 6th October 2020
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Wokingham, Berkshire

Remedicare Staffing£ 10 - 12.5 per hour

HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS NEEDED IN The Woodley Area Experienced HCA's needed in Woodley, you must have at least 3...

Posted 6th October 2020
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Bracknell, Berkshire

Remedicare Staffing£ 10 - 12.5 per hour

HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS NEEDED IN The Bracknell Area Experienced HCA's needed in Bracknell, you must have at least 3...

Posted 6th October 2020
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Havant, Hampshire

Diaverum£ 17100 - 18050 per hour

Working in partnership with Portsmouth NHS Trust, we have an exciting opportunity in our new renal unit Havant, for a...

Posted 30th September 2020
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Healthcare assistant HCA jobs: frequently asked questions

Welcome to our healthcare assistant HCA jobs page, featuring all the latest jobs throughout the country as well as frequently asked questions below.

What does a healthcare assistant do?

Healthcare assistants or HCAs work under the guidance of a healthcare professional such as a nurse or doctor, and their role is all about making patients as comfortable as possible.

They monitor patients’ conditions, provide care and support, and assist with washing and eating.

Healthcare assistants work in hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries, specialist clinics and other community settings in both the NHS and the private sector. Because their working remit is broad, they can operate within almost any care setting.

What daily duties does a HCA carry out?

Healthcare assistants are vital all-rounders within various care settings, helping to carry out a huge range of tasks every day. On a basic level, these normally include:

• Washing, feeding and dressing patients

• Monitoring patients’ health and happiness

• Sterilising equipment

• Cleaning and making beds

• Processing samples

• Assisting nurses and doctors

However, the role of healthcare assistants is definitely expanding as various healthcare providers become increasingly overstretched.

Working hours are often very flexible and shift-based, and will likely include evenings, weekends and unsocial hours.

What skills and qualifications do you need to become a healthcare assistant?

No formal qualifications are required to become a healthcare assistant.

You’ll need good literacy and communications skills, and some providers may ask for GCSEs in English and maths. It’s possible that you’ll need a small amount of healthcare experience too, even if it’s just on a voluntary basis.

In terms of personal skills, above all you will need to be caring, emotionally resilient and extremely patient. You’ll need energy and a ceaseless work ethic for what can be a really testing job.

If and when you want to develop your career, the NCFE CACHE level 2 and 3 certificates in healthcare support will help. These can normally be taken as an apprenticeship through your employer.

Thereafter, HCAs often join the Royal College of Nursing as health practitioner members.

How much are healthcare assistants paid?

Pay varies depending on your seniority and the setting in which you work.

Overall, the average salary for a HCA is probably somewhere between £18,000 and £21,000 a year.

In the NHS, salaries start at just over £18,000 a year. With experience, these salaries can rise to £21,000 a year and beyond. It’s a Band 2 role, which rises to Band 3 if you become a senior HCA.

In the private sector, the average is much harder to pinpoint but industry stats suggest it’s around £17,000 to £18,000 a year.

Given the expanding duties of healthcare assistants (it was recently reported that they carry out as much as 60% of patient care), there is a growing argument for HCAs to get far more financial reward for all their hard work.

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