Healthcare assistants, HCAs or nursing assistants: we have more roles available than any other agency

What is a healthcare assistant?

Healthcare assistants can work for GP surgeries or hospitals, providing vital support to healthcare professionals treating patients and ensuring the successful running of medical practices. The nature of the role varies based on the environment, with healthcare assistants working in across paediatric, maternity, A&E or mental health providers etc.

Job responsibilities for healthcare assistants may vary based on the setting, but could include:

Hospital healthcare assistant:

  • Taking patients’ temperatures, pulse, respirations and weight

  • Helping patients move around

  • Serving meals and ensuring patients remain comfortable

  • Making beds and ensuring patient areas remain organised

GP surgery healthcare assistant:

  • Ensuring equipment is sterile and well organised

  • Restocking consulting rooms

  • Taking patients’ observations and blood samples

  • Processing lab samples

  • Performing health checks and providing patient support

Job requirements for healthcare assistants:

While there are generally no formal educational requirements for healthcare assistants, requirements are as follows:

  • The ability to work well under pressure

  • Patience, commitment and dedication

  • Effective organisational and time management skills

  • Empathy and compassion

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