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Nurseplus Healthcare Assistants, Contract, carers support...

The role of a Healthcare Assistant (HCA) can be varied and can include working alongside nurses in care homes, hospitals, or in mental health, community or General Practice surgeries.

If you’re thinking of a career in care, then becoming a HCA can often be the best way to get a foot in the door and discover which area you’d like to specialise in.

Although there are no set entry requirements for becoming a HCA, there are a few set skills that you must possess if you are looking to pursue this career choice.

•    Do you have a caring and friendly personality?

•    Are you strong yet soft? Capable of empathy but able to handle tough situations?

•    Do you have stamina and endurance?

•    Are you a good communicator, especially at listening?

•    Good written and spoken English is essential

•    You must be willing to undertake personal care (washing, toileting etc)


As a Healthcare Assistant, you will be providing care and support to those in need –

•    Providing assistance to residents to help them meet both their health and social care needs.

•    Including assistance with washing, toileting, medication, bed making and daily rounds

•    Enabling residents to achieve independence as far as possible in all areas of their life

•    Helping residents to identify and choose their support needs

•    Understanding the rights of the individual to have their wishes respected

•    Understanding how to treat individuals with dignity and respect

•    Understanding equal opportunities and supports the equality and diversity of the individual.

•    Listening and talking to residents

•    Taking and recording basic observations such as blood pressure and temperature


How can Nurseplus help?

•    We will provide you with full training allowing you to gain the skills and knowledge needed to support our clients. Nurseplus training is in line with the Care Certificate.

•    If you are new to care then we will arrange for a shadow shift to be completed, a shadow shift is where you will shadow a senior member of our team, allowing you to gain confidence and ask any questions.

•    We provide ongoing support to our workers, supervisions and spot checks are regularly carried to identify any potential training needs.

•    With Nurseplus you choose when you work, so whether you require full-time hours, part-time around other commitments or just the odd shift to top up along your regular job – Nurseplus can help.


Nurseplus have over 50 offices nationwide, we are always looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our care teams,​If you believe that you have the right assets to begin a career in healthcare, or simply want to find out more about the benefits of working for Nurseplus, contact your local branch today!

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