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London, Greater London

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 10.69 - 10.69 per hour

Healthcare Assistant job - London, Greater London Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a new Healthcare Assistant...

Posted 24th June 2022
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London, Greater London

SJ Healthcare Professionals Ltd.£ 13 - 23 per hour

Healthcare Assistant Older People Are you a compassionate, dedicated, reliable Healthcare Assistant looking for a new challenge? We...

Posted 21st June 2022
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Gravesend, Kent

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 10 - 12 per hour

Healthcare Assistant position available in Gravesend Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a new a Healthcare Assistant to...

Posted 20th June 2022
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Stockport, Greater Manchester

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 9.81 - 9.81 per hour

Healthcare Assistant job - Stockport Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a new Healthcare Assistant to work within...

Posted 16th June 2022
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Oxted, Surrey

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 10 - 10 per hour

Health care Assistant job - Oxted Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a new healthCare Assistant to work...

Posted 15th June 2022
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Alfreton, Derbyshire

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 9.5 - 10 per hour

Healthcare Assistant job - Alfreton, Derbyshire Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a new Senior Care Assistant to...

Posted 15th June 2022
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Taunton, Somerset

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 9.5 - 10 per hour

Health Care Assistant position - Taunton Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a Healthcare Assistant to work within...

Posted 15th June 2022
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Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross

SYK Recruitment£ 10.5 - 11 per hour

£10.50 to £11.00 Per Hour | Full or Part Times Available | Days Shifts | ‘Very Good’ CI Rating ...

Posted 8th June 2022
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Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 10 - 10.78 per hour

Healthcare Assistant job - Wellingborough, Northampton Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a new Healthcare Assistant to work...

Posted 1st June 2022
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Leicester, Leicestershire

SJ Healthcare Professionals Ltd.£ 10 - 11 per hour

Support Healthcare Assistant £10.00 - £11.00 per hour Are you a compassionate, dedicated, reliable Healthcare Assistant looking...

Posted 28th May 2022
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Castle Donington, Derby, Leicestershire

SJ Healthcare Professionals Ltd.£ 10 - 11 per hour

Healthcare Assistant Older People Are you a compassionate, dedicated, reliable Healthcare Assistant looking for a new challenge? We...

Posted 28th May 2022
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 10.1 - 10.1 per hour

Healthcare Assistant job - Nottingham Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a new Healthcare Assistant to work within...

Posted 25th May 2022
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Chigwell, Essex

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 11 - 11 per hour

Healthcare Assistant job - Chigwell Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a new Healthcare Assistant to work within...

Posted 24th May 2022
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Southampton, Hampshire

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 10 - 11 per hour

Healthcare Assistant job - Buxton Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a new Healthcare Assistant to work within...

Posted 23rd May 2022
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Southampton, Hampshire

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 10 - 11 per hour

Healthcare Assistant role - Southampton Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a new healthcare assistant to work within...

Posted 23rd May 2022
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Kingston upon Thames, London, Greater London

SYK Recruitment£ 25000 per year

Up to £25,000 per annum DoE | 37.5 Hours - Day Shifts | Non-Nurse A private hospital in Kingston...

Posted 29th April 2022
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Tiverton, Devon

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 10.5 - 12 per hour

Healthcare Assistant Vacancy - Tiverton, Devon Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a new Healthcare Assistant to work...

Posted 30th March 2022
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Sittingbourne, Kent

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 9.5 - 9.5 per hour

Healthcare Assistant job - Sittingbourne, Kent Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a new Healthcare Assistant to work...

Posted 22nd March 2022
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Dublin/ Kildare, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 26897 - 39110 per year

CPL are actively recruiting Healthcare Assistants with opportunities across West Dublin and North Kildare. We are partnered with one...

Posted 22nd March 2022
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Accrington, Lancashire

Howard Finley Care Ltd£ 9.5 - 9.5 per hour

Healthcare Assistant position - Accrington Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a new healthcare assistant to work...

Posted 15th March 2022
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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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