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Health Care Assistants

The role of a Health Care Assistant is to work as instructed by the Nurse in Charge and without direct supervision in the hospital/ward of placement. As a health care assistant/ nursing auxiliary you will help professional staff to look after patients in hospitals and you will be required to carry out basic tasks, working as part of a team under supervision of qualified senior staff.  

You will be required to provide care and support in a confidential, professional, discreet and caring manner, always ensuring the service user’s right to privacy and dignity is maintained.

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What is a Healthcare Assistant?

Healthcare Assistants make sure that the patient experience is as comfortable as possible, with the least stress possible.

Day to day tasks include:

  • Washing and dressing patients

  • Servings meals and helping to feed patients

  • Helping patients to move around

  • Making beds

  • Making patients feel comfortable

  • Monitors patients conditions (temperature, pulse, weight, etc)

Healthcare Assistants are a vital part of the hospital system and work with Nurses, Doctors, Midwives and other healthcare professionals. The role involves lots of patient contact and is perfect as a stepping stone into other roles or as a long term goal.

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