Healthcare Assistant Jobs

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Viewing 1 - 15 of 165 jobs

Southend-on-Sea, Essex

TFS Healthcare£ 10 - 16 per hour

TFS Healthcare are looking to recruit Healthcare Assistants and Domiciliary Carers in Essex for a rewarding opportunity. You will...

Posted 28th July 2021
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Chelmsford, Essex

TFS Healthcare£ 10 - 16 per hour

TFS Healthcare are looking to recruit Healthcare Assistants and Domiciliary Carers in Essex for a rewarding opportunity. You will...

Posted 28th July 2021
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Basildon, Essex

TFS Healthcare£ 10 - 16 per hour

TFS Healthcare are looking to recruit Healthcare Assistants and Domiciliary Carers in Essex for a rewarding opportunity. You will...

Posted 28th July 2021
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Liverpool, Merseyside

MCG Healthcare£ 20 per hour

A framework trust in Liverpool are looking for a Healthcare Assistant to come onboard and assist with covering shifts with...

Posted 28th July 2021
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Manchester, Greater Manchester

MCG Healthcare£ 20 per hour

One of the major framework trusts in Manchester are looking for a Healthcare Assistant to help cover available shifts with...

Posted 28th July 2021
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Bristol, City of Bristol

Health Recruit Network£ 14 - 17 per hour

Are you a HCA with current experience working on hospital wards & in the community? Health Recruit Network are...

Posted 28th July 2021
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Horley, Surrey

Spire Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Healthcare Assistant | Pre-Assessment | Horley | Salary dependant on experience | Full time Spire...

Posted 28th July 2021
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Guildford, Surrey

Spire Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

HCA | Outpatients | Full time | 37.5 hours per week | North Cheam | Band 3 ...

Posted 28th July 2021
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Maidstone, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 18.01 - 19.34 per year

Job overview We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and flexible Healthcare Assistants to join our established team of nursing...

Posted 28th July 2021
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Canterbury, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 18.01 - 19.34 per year

Job overview An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Healthcare Assistant to join our team at St Martins Hospital....

Posted 28th July 2021
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Maidstone, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 18.01 - 19.34 per year

Job overview We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and flexible Healthcare Assistants to join our established team of nursing...

Posted 28th July 2021
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Ballinasloe, Galway

CPL Healthcare€ 22500 per year

Cpl Healthcare has an immediate requirement for Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) in Galway, working full and part-time positions and including...

Posted 27th July 2021
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Bushey, Hertfordshire

Spire Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Healthcare Assistant | Theatres | Band 2 | Bushey | Full Time/Permanent | Long or short days available -...

Posted 24th July 2021
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Farnham, Surrey

Spire Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Bank Healthcare Assistant | Clare Park Hospital | Farnham | Flexible Working/Hours Available Spire...

Posted 24th July 2021
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

TTM Healthcare£ 11.5 - 17 per hour

Do you have a compassionate nature and want to make a difference by working in of the Largest NHS hospitals...

Posted 23rd July 2021
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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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