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How to become a Healthcare Assistant

  • February 28, 2017
 

Thinking about a change in career? Ever thought about becoming a healthcare assistant?

We have several vacancies for healthcare assistants, and in many cases no experience is needed as we can provide full training.

So what does a Health Care Assistant (HCA) actually do?

Usually, a HCA works in a hospital, care home or out in the community, providing support to patients or service users.

Typical duties might include:

  • Assisting with day to day tasks (i.e. dressing and washing)
  • Helping those with mobility restrictions in using aids and personal equipment.
  • Monitoring needs and wellbeing.
  • Promoting mental and physical activities for service (reading, walking, socialising, recreational hobbies etc.)
  • Making and changing beds, emptying commodes, and light cleaning duties.
  • Assisting with preparing and serving of meals.
  • Recording information for other health professionals.

To be a great health care assistant, you need to be caring, flexible and have great communication skills. It's a rewarding role where you can make a difference.

Find out more by speaking to one of our specialists about healthcare assistant jobs: 01582 474874, or browse our vacancies >