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Foynes, Limerick

TTM Healthcare Solutions€36311 - 41129 per year

Healthcare Assistant- Residential Contract: Full-time Permanent Position 48hrs Salary: €36,311 - €41,129 Location: Foynes...

Posted 24th July 2024
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Longford, Longford

CPL Healthcare€33446 - 42432 per year

HealthCare Assistant Opportunities in Ireland! In partnership with our client, CPL HealthCare are now looking to recruit HealthCare...

Posted 19th July 2024
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Foynes, Limerick

CPL Healthcare€33446 - 42432 per year

HealthCare Assistant Opportunities in Ireland! In partnership with our client, CPL HealthCare are now looking to recruit HealthCare...

Posted 19th July 2024
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Sligo, Sligo

CPL Healthcare€28944 per year

Cpl Healthcare are currently seeking Healthcare Assistants to join a reputable service based in Swinford, Sligo, Roscommon and Galway supporting individuals with disabilities in...

Posted 15th July 2024
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Kilkenny, Kilkenny

CPL Healthcare€30000 per year

HealthCare Assistant Opportunities in Kilkenny!  In partnership with our client, CPL HealthCare are now looking to recruit HealthCare Assistants...

Posted 12th July 2024
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Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Howard Finley Care Ltd£11 - 12 per hour

Job Title: Healthcare Assistant Location: Pontefract Hourly Rate: £11.44 Hours: 36 hours per week Shift:...

Posted 8th July 2024
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Caterham, Surrey

Cygnet£13.15 per hour increasing to £13.27 per hour post probation

Location Tupwood Gate Nursing Home, CR3 6YE Salary £13.15 per hour increasing to...

Posted 29th June 2024
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North Dublin, Dublin

TTM Healthcare Solutions€34000 - 44000 per year

Healthcare Assistant- Day Service Contract: Full-time Permanent Position Salary: €34,000 - €44,000 Location: North...

Posted 26th June 2024
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Kilkenny, Kilkenny

CPL Healthcare€31900 - 43000 per year

HealthCare Assistant Opportunities in Kilkenny!  In partnership with our client, CPL HealthCare are now looking to recruit HealthCare Assistants...

Posted 7th June 2024
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Kilkenny, Kilkenny

CPL Healthcare€38000 - 40000 per year

In partnership with our client, CPL HealthCare are now looking to recruit HealthCare Assistants in Kilkenny town and its environs....

Posted 30th May 2024
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Worthing, West Sussex

Howard Finley Care Ltd£11 - 12 per hour

Healthcare Assistant Needed in Worthing. Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a healthcare assistant to work within...

Posted 22nd March 2024
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Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Howard Finley Care Ltd£10 - 11 per hour

Healthcare Assistant Needed in Wolverhampton. Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a healthcare assistant to work within...

Posted 22nd March 2024
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Uckfield, East Sussex

Howard Finley Care Ltd£11 - 12 per hour

Healthcare Assistant Needed in Uckfield. Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a healthcare assistant to work within...

Posted 20th March 2024
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Swaffham, Norfolk

Howard Finley Care Ltd£11 - 12 per hour

Healthcare Assistant Needed in Swaffham. Howard Finley Care are recruiting for a healthcare assistant to work within our...

Posted 15th March 2024
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Ireland, Galway

CPL Healthcare€33446 - 42432 per year

HealthCare Assistant Opportunities in Ireland! In partnership with our client, CPL HealthCare are now looking to recruit HealthCare Assistants...

Posted 27th February 2024
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Southsea, Hampshire

Howard Finley Care Ltd£11.5 - 11.7 per hour

Healthcare Assistant Needed in Southsea Ref: MB22725 Howard Finley Care are currently recruiting for Healthcare Assistants to...

Posted 22nd February 2024
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Meath, Meath

CPL Healthcare€36860 - 42000 per year

CPL Healthcare is delighted to announce that we have partnered up with a Social Care provider for young people...

Posted 22nd February 2024
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Howard Finley Care Ltd£10.42 - 11.15 per hour

Healthcare Assistant Needed in Sheffield Ref: 22344 Howard Finley Care are currently recruiting for a healthcare assistant...

Posted 22nd February 2024
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Derby, Derbyshire

Howard Finley Care Ltd£10 - 11 per hour

Night Healthcare Assistant Needed in Derby! Ref: 22621 Howard Finley Care are currently recruiting for a...

Posted 14th February 2024
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Ireland, Cork

CPL Healthcare€27700 - 30200 per year

HealthCare Assistant Opportunities Across Ireland!  In partnership with our client, CPL HealthCare are now looking to recruit HealthCare Assistants...

Posted 12th February 2024
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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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