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
We are currently working on a number of HCA jobs which may not have found their way to the website. Please register with us to learn about the current opportunities we're working on.