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Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) provide essential care and unwavering support to patients in hospitals and GP surgeries. From assisting with daily activities to offering medical aid, they ensure patient well-being and comfort.
Healthcare Assistants perform a wide range of duties for their patients, such as:
Diverse Healthcare Assistant jobs are available, catering to different specialties and patient needs.
HCAs working for the NHS are paid according to their 'band' on the Agenda for Change (AfC) banding scale. A Healthcare Assistant will typically be placed at Band 2, which pays between £20,270 and £21,318 per year. However, HCAs working for private sector employers may earn a more competitive salary.
Candidates hoping to become HCAs in the UK aren't expected to meet any specific entry requirements. However, they will need to have good literacy and numeracy skills (GCSEs or equivalent in English and Maths may be requested). They will also need some experience in a healthcare setting, either through paid or voluntary work. Some healthcare apprenticeships may also be accepted by HCA employers.
For a more flexible working life, locum Healthcare Assistant jobs are a great option. As a locum Healthcare Assistant, you can take on ad-hoc shifts in various healthcare settings throughout the UK, with the freedom to choose the days/hours you work and earn higher rates.
Here at Your World, we take pride in giving the very best support to Healthcare Assistants looking for their ideal roles. Our friendly team of expert recruiters will work closely with you to find out where you'd like to take your career and how it can be achieved. Take the first step towards a rewarding journey as a Healthcare Assistant with Your World today!