Healthcare assistant HCA jobs

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Leicester, Leicestershire

Xander Hendrix Healthcare£ 9.8 per hour

Positions available for individuals who have an interest in nursing to work as Healthcare Assistants for a leading private healthcare...

Posted 10th June 2021
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Ulverston, Cumbria

Diaverum£ 17374.5 - 17684.16 per year

We have an exciting opportunity in our new renal unit in Ulverston, Ulverston can be found in the County of...

Posted 10th June 2021
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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 24000 - 30000 per year

In partnership with its client Bartra Healthcare, Cpl Healthcare is currently seeking Nurses of all levels and Healthcare Assistants...

Posted 8th June 2021
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Cheddar, Somerset

Pro Nursing Healthcare£ 10.09 - 13.45 per hour

PRO Nursing Healthcare are currently seeking a Healthcare Assistant to undertake agency night shifts within a learning disabilities residential homes...

Posted 7th June 2021
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Cheddar, Somerset

Pro Nursing Healthcare£ 10.09 - 13.45 per hour

PRO Nursing Healthcare are currently seeking a Healthcare Assistant to undertake agency day shifts within a learning disabilities residential homes...

Posted 7th June 2021
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Longford, Longford

TTM Healthcare€ 14.28 - 18.48 per hour

TTM are recruiting a panel of experienced Support Workers/ Healthcare Assistants to work within a residential setting in service in...

Posted 4th June 2021
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Cork, Cork

TTM Healthcare€ 13.15 - 18.44 per hour

TTM are recruiting a panel of experienced Support Workers/ Healthcare Assistants to work within an intellectual disability service in Charleville,...

Posted 3rd June 2021
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Dublin 15, Dublin

Hospital.ie€ 30000 per year

Healthcare Assistant required for a care of the elderly setting in Dublin 15. Please apply with full CV for...

Posted 3rd June 2021
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Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland, Kilkenny

CPL Healthcare€ 26000 - 26000 per year

Cpl Healthcare are working with a well-established service based in Kilkenny which cares for adults with disabilities, supporting them...

Posted 3rd June 2021
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Kerry, Kerry

TTM Healthcare€ 13.02 - 14.97 per hour

TTM are recruiting a panel of experienced Support Workers/ Healthcare Assistants to work within an intellectual disability service in Listowel,...

Posted 2nd June 2021
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Wrexham, Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Pro Nursing Healthcare£ 11 - 13.25 per hour

PRO Nursing Healthcare are currently seeking a Healthcare Assistant to undertake agency night shifts within various Residential and Care Homes...

Posted 27th May 2021
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Wrexham, Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Pro Nursing Healthcare£ 11 - 13.25 per hour

PRO Nursing Healthcare are currently seeking a Healthcare Assistant to undertake agency day shifts within various Residential and Care Homes...

Posted 27th May 2021
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Bristol, City of Bristol

Pro Nursing Healthcare£ 10 - 20 per hour

PRO Nursing Healthcare are currently seeking a Healthcare Assistant to undertake community shifts within the Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset,...

Posted 26th May 2021
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Havant, Hampshire

Diaverum£ 17374.5 - 18050 per year

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

Posted 14th May 2021
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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 27000 - 30000 per year

HealthCare Assistant Opportunities in South Dublin!  In partnership with our client, CPL HealthCare is now looking to recruit Home Care...

Posted 26th April 2021
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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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