Health care Worker

Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) work within a range of NHS hospital or community settings, under the guidance of a variety of healthcare professionals. The nature of the role will vary depending upon the area of work. An HCA could be working alongside nurses in hospitals or midwives in maternity services or in mental health, community or General Practice (GP) surgeries, for example

Types of duties may include:

– Observing, monitoring and recording patients’ conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respirations and weight
– Communication with patients, relatives and carers
– Assisting with clinical duties
– Personal care including infection prevention and control, food, personal hygiene and overall reassurance, comfort and safety
– Promoting positive mental/physical/nutritional health with patients
– Checking and ordering supplies

medical and nurse looking for something on a digital tablet at the hospital

Requirements To Become A HealthCare Assistant:

There are no set entry requirements to become a healthcare assistant.

Employers expect good literacy and numeracy, and may ask for GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and maths. They may ask for a healthcare qualification, such as BTEC or NVQ.

Employers expect you to have some experience of healthcare or care work.

This could be from paid or voluntary work.

There are sometimes apprenticeships in healthcare that can give you the experience to apply for HCA posts.

If You Are From Outside The UK And Wish To Become A Healthcare Assistant:

The qualifications required are very similar. You must be able to show that you have English skills in terms of speaking, listening, writing and reading. You must also have a UK visa to have the right to work.

The annual salary of an HCA is around £16,000 to £18,000, and it is a job that almost everyone is able to do.

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