Healthcare Assistant Jobs

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Viewing 1 - 15 of 120 jobs

Dunstable, Bedfordshire

Better Healthcare£ 9 - 13 per year

Healthcare Assistants for the Elderly – Full Time & Flexible working available. £9.00 to £13.00 per hour. Better...

Posted 24th February 2021
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Health Recruit Network£ 11.12 - 21 per hour

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

Posted 24th February 2021
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Sevenoaks, Kent

Athona£ 11 - 19 per hour

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

Posted 24th February 2021
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Flitwick, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Better Healthcare£ 9 - 13 per hour

Healthcare Assistants for the Elderly – Full Time & Flexible working available. £.9.00 to £13.00 per hour. Better...

Posted 24th February 2021
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Dublin, Cork

CPL Healthcare€ 22500 per year

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

Posted 24th February 2021
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Retford, Nottinghamshire

Chase Medical£ 11.75 - 18 per hour

General Practice Healthcare Assistant, Retford Healthcare Assistants working with Chase Medical earn £11.75 to £18...

Posted 23rd February 2021
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Eastchurch, Sheerness, Kent

Integrated Care 24 Ltd£ 17864 - 22451 per year

The Role Express new ideas, take initiative and save lives. Others talk about being brave, at IC24, we’re made...

Posted 23rd February 2021
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Brentwood, Essex

Spire Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Healthcare Assistant | General Ward | Salary dependent on experience | Hartswood/Essex | Days/Nights | 6 Month Fix Term Contract...

Posted 23rd February 2021
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Gillingham, Kent

TFS Healthcare£ 16 - 19 per hour

TFS Healthcare are looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Band 2 Healthcare Assistant. This role requires the successful...

Posted 22nd February 2021
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Rochester, Kent

TFS Healthcare£ 16 - 19 per hour

TFS Healthcare are looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Band 2 Healthcare Assistant. This role requires the successful...

Posted 22nd February 2021
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Chatham, Kent

TFS Healthcare£ 16 - 19 per hour

TFS Healthcare are looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Band 2 Healthcare Assistant. This role requires the successful...

Posted 22nd February 2021
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Sudbury, Suffolk

Better Healthcare£ 8 - 15 per hour

Healthcare Assistants for the Elderly – Full Time & Flexible working available. 8.72-15 Per Hour Better Healthcare Services...

Posted 19th February 2021
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Bushey, Hertfordshire

Spire Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Healthcare Assistant | Outpatients | Competitive salary | Bushey, Watford | Full Time, Permanent Spire Bushey Hospital is...

Posted 19th February 2021
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Stowmarket, Suffolk

Better Healthcare£ 8 - 15 per hour

Healthcare Assistants for the Elderly – Full Time & Flexible working available. 8.72-15 Per Hour Better Healthcare Services...

Posted 17th February 2021
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Lowestoft, Suffolk

Better Healthcare£ 8 - 15 per hour

Healthcare Assistants for the Elderly – Full Time & Flexible working available. 8.72-15 Per Hour Better Healthcare Services...

Posted 17th February 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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