Healthcare Assistant Jobs

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Leeds, West Yorkshire

Spire Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Healthcare Assistant HCA | Surgical Ward | Competitive Salary | Spire Leeds | Bank Spire...

Posted 14th May 2022
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Macclesfield, Cheshire

Spire Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Pre Assessment HCA | Band 3| Regency - Macclesfield | Permanent | Excellent development opportunities ...

Posted 13th May 2022
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Methley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Spire Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Healthcare Assistant | Out Patients | Band 3| South Leeds| Full Time & Part Time Positions ...

Posted 12th May 2022
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Salisbury, Wiltshire

Diaverum£ 18525 - 19266 per year

Are you passionate about enhancing the quality of life for renal dialysis patients? We have an...

Posted 11th May 2022
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Crawley, West Sussex

Diaverum£ 18525 - 19266 per year

Healthcare Assistant Are you passionate about enhancing the quality of life for renal dialysis patients We...

Posted 11th May 2022
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Norwich, Norfolk

TFS Healthcare£ 18 - 18 per hour

Healthcare Assistant Norwich £18 per hour Are you a hard-working and enthusiastic Healthcare...

Posted 11th May 2022
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Torquay, Devon

4Recruitment Services£ 12.5 - 15 per hour

Healthcare Assistant HCA – Mental Health Services – Torquay Are you a passionate, dedicated healthcare assistant looking for flexible...

Posted 11th May 2022
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Chelmsford, Essex

4Recruitment Services£ 12.5 - 15 per hour

Healthcare Assistant HCA – Mental Health Services – Chelmsford Are you a passionate, dedicated healthcare assistant looking for flexible...

Posted 11th May 2022
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London, Greater London

Diaverum£ 18525 - 19266 per year

Role overview Are you passionate about enhancing the quality of life for renal dialysis patients?  ...

Posted 11th May 2022
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Margate, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 1 - 19.92 per year

Job overview An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Healthcare Assistant to join our team atThanet Mental Health Unit....

Posted 11th May 2022
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Maidstone, Kent

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust£ 18.55 - 19.92 per year

Job overview Have you ever thought about a career in Addiction services? Would you like to be part...

Posted 11th May 2022
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Carshalton, Greater London

Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust£ 22.44 - 23.82 per year

Detailed job description and main responsibilities Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the Healthcare...

Posted 11th May 2022
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Darlington, Durham

Priory Healthcare£ 9.88 - 9.88 per hour

The Priory Hospital Middleton St George is located close to Darlington, County Durham and provides individualised treatment and care...

Posted 10th May 2022
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Bristol, City of Bristol

Priory Healthcare£ 19552.5 - 19552.5 per year

Priory Hospital Bristol are looking to recruit personable, flexible and motivated Healthcare Assistants ("HCA") to support our qualified staff...

Posted 9th May 2022
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Warrington, Cheshire

Spire Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Healthcare Assistant | Out Patients | Band 2 | Cheshire | Full Time - Fixed term -12 months ...

Posted 8th May 2022
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Bushey, Hertfordshire

Spire Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Healthcare Assistant | Surgical Ward | Band 2/3 equivalent salary-dependent on experience | Bushey, Watford | Support with ...

Posted 6th May 2022
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Worcester, Worcestershire

Spire Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Pre-Assessment Healthcare Assistant | Pre-Assessment Department | Worcester | Part time, 15-22 hours per week | Excellent Benefits + Free...

Posted 6th May 2022
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Worcester, Worcestershire

Spire Healthcare£ 1 - 1 per year

Bank Outpatient HCA | Spire South Bank Hospital | Worcester | Previous Hospital Experience Highly Desired ...

Posted 6th May 2022
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Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

SYK Recruitment£ 21840 - 22880 per year

£21,840 to £22,880 per annum (DoE) | 37.5 Hours (part-time considered) | Day Shifts An exciting opportunity for a...

Posted 5th May 2022
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Havant, Hampshire

Diaverum£ 18525 - 19266 per year

Role overview Are you passionate about enhancing the quality of life for renal dialysis patients?  ...

Posted 4th May 2022
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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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