Healthcare assistant HCA jobs

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Cork, Cork

TTM Healthcare€ 13.48 - 19.24 per hour

TTM are recruiting a panel of experienced Support Workers/Healthcare Assistants to work within an intellectual disability residential service with one...

Posted 4th March 2021
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Ennis, Clare

TTM Healthcare€ 14 - 17 per hour

At TTM Healthcare we are proud to have partnered with a well-established Nursing Home Group based in the Clare area....

Posted 4th March 2021
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Limerick, Limerick

TTM Healthcare€ 14 - 17 per hour

At TTM Healthcare we are proud to have partnered with a well-established Nursing Home Group based in the Limerick area....

Posted 4th March 2021
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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 25000 per year

Cpl Healthcare, in partnership with our client, are immediately seeking Healthcare Assistants in South Dublin.  Requirements: QQI Level...

Posted 4th March 2021
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Ipswich, Suffolk

Diaverum£ 17004 - 17684.16 per year

JOB ref: 14HCA014 We have an exciting opportunity in our Ipswich Dialysis clinic. We are looking...

Posted 3rd March 2021
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Eastbourne, East Sussex

Diaverum£ 17004 - 17684.16 per year

Job Reference: 18HCA011 We have an exciting opportunity in our Eastbourne clinic for a healthcare assistant...

Posted 3rd March 2021
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Lucan, Co. Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 20000 - 24000 per year

Selection Criteria: QQI/ Fetac Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare SupportExperience in Older Adult General Care/Dementia Care/ Alzheimer’s desirableKnowledge...

Posted 26th February 2021
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Dublin, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 10.75 - 12 per hour

Our clients will be the largest Nursing Home in the country, at 221, all single ensuite, beds.  Bartra...

Posted 24th February 2021
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Guildford, Surrey

Athona£ 10 - 20 per hour

For a role based in Guildford, Surrey, Athona Recruitment is currently recruiting a band 2 Healthcare Assistant to work...

Posted 23rd February 2021
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Chertsey, Surrey

Athona£ 10 - 20 per hour

For a role based in Chertsey, Surrey, Athona Recruitment are currently recruiting a band 2 Healthcare Assistant to work...

Posted 23rd February 2021
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City of Westminster, London, Greater London

SYK Recruitment£ 25000 per year

£25,000 p/a | 40 Hrs | Days | Great Benefits | Previous Theatres Experience Essential A leading private cosmetic...

Posted 19th February 2021
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Dublin, Ireland, Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 24000 - 30000 per year

Cpl Healthcare is it partnership with its client Bartra Healthcare, seeking Healthcare Assistants and Staff Nurses for a new Nursing...

Posted 17th February 2021
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Eastbourne, East Sussex

Diaverum£ 17004 - 17684.16 per year

Job Reference: 18HCA010 We have an exciting opportunity in our Eastbourne clinic for a healthcare assistant...

Posted 10th February 2021
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Dublin, Kildare

CPL Healthcare€ 30000 per year

Stewarts Care - Help Support our Residents. Stewarts Care are looking for Healthcare Assistants for full time work ...

Posted 28th January 2021
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Dublin , Dublin

CPL Healthcare€ 25000 per year

Stewarts Care - Help Support our Residents. Stewarts Care are looking for Healthcare Assistants for full time work ...

Posted 20th January 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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