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Leicester, Leicestershire

Chase Medical£ 19500 per year

Health Care Assistant Leicester Chase Medical is currently recruiting for a Health Care Assistant to work within an...

Posted 4th December 2020
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Bodmin, Cornwall

Remedicare Staffing£ 9.04 - 9.5 per hour

Senior Care Assistant Wanted In Bodmin £9.04ph plus - 37.5 plus Hours per Week -...

Posted 4th December 2020
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London, Greater London

Priory Healthcare£ 18341.3 - 18341.3 per year

WE ARE LOOKING FOR TALENTED PEOPLE LIKE YOU!! Knowing that you're making a difference to people's lives is rewarding in...

Posted 4th December 2020
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Orpington, Greater London

Compass Associates Ltd£ 21000 per year

Healthcare Assistant - New Fertility Clinic Up to £21k + Company Benefits   Orpington       ...

Posted 4th December 2020
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Southampton, Hampshire

Spire Healthcare£ 0 - 0 per year

HCA | Cardiac Surgery | Band 3 plus excellent benefits | Southampton | Full time and permanent Due...

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Brentwood, Essex

Spire Healthcare£ 0 - 0 per year

Duties and responsibilities Assisting the Outpatient team in the provision of exemplary patient care...

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Brentwood, Essex

Spire Healthcare£ 0 - 0 per year

Duties and responsibilities Assisting the Imaging team in the provision of exemplary patient care...

Posted 4th December 2020
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Bushey, Hertfordshire

Spire Healthcare£ 0 - 0 per year

Healthcare Assistant | Theatres | Salary dependent on experience | Bushey | Full Time/Permanent Spire Bushey Hospital are...

Posted 4th December 2020
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Reading, Berkshire

Spire Healthcare£ 0 - 0 per year

Duties and Responsibilities To work as multi-skilled member of the team providing high level,...

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Canterbury, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 21892 - 24157 per year

KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see...

Posted 4th December 2020
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Canterbury, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 18005 - 19337 per year

KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see...

Posted 4th December 2020
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Maidstone, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 18005 - 19337 per year

KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see...

Posted 4th December 2020
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Maidstone, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 21892 - 24157 per year

KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see...

Posted 4th December 2020
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Dartford, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 21892 - 24157 per year

KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see...

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Maidstone, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 19737 - 21142 per year

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Healthcare assistant jobs: frequently asked questions

Welcome to our healthcare assistant 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 work under the guidance of a healthcare professional such as a nurse, and their aim is to make patients as comfortable as possible.

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

Often referred to as HCAs, healthcare assistants work in hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries and other community settings in both the NHS and the private sector.

What daily responsibilities does a healthcare assistant have?

Healthcare assistants are vitally important to the efficient running of wards and healthcare facilities, and they tend to carry out a very wide range of tasks. These can include:

• Washing, feeding and dressing patients

• Monitoring patients’ conditions

• Sterilising equipment

• Cleaning and making beds

• Processing samples

• Assisting nurses and other healthcare professionals

However, it’s often noted that the role of healthcare assistants is expanding as they take on more and more duties in overstretched hospital wards.

Working hours are usually flexible and shift-based, and can include evenings and weekends. But ultimately your rota will depend on where you work.

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

There are no set entry requirements for becoming a healthcare assistant.

You’ll normally need good literacy and communication skills, and some providers will ask for GCSEs in English and maths.

In terms of personal skills, you’ll need to be caring, compassionate, resilient, patient and have lots of energy. It’s a demanding job and to get the most out of it you’ll need to really be inspired by helping people.

Beyond entry-level positions, the two major qualifications for development are the NCFE CACHE level 2 and 3 certificates in healthcare support. These can normally be studied for while you’re working, and your employer may well support you through an apprenticeship.

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

All of this can help to upskill and increase your chances of climbing the bandings or earning more money.

How much will you earn as a healthcare assistant?

Healthcare assistant pay can vary depending on experience and whether you work in the public or private sector.

Overall, the average pay for a healthcare assistant is probably somewhere between £18,000 and £21,000 a year.

The majority of healthcare assistants work in the NHS, where 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 can increase to Band 3 if you become a senior healthcare assistant.

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

Given the expanding duties of HCAs (it was recently reported that they carry out as much as 60% of patient care), pressure is building for salaries to be increased more generously.

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