Health Care Assistant/Support Worker

£11.00 - £14.00 hourly
  • London, UK
  • Nov 24, 2022
Agency Care and Nursing Home Hospital Homecare Supported Living

Job Description

You'll work under the guidance of a healthcare professional such as a nurse and your job will vary depending on where you're based. For example, in a hospital you may:
  • wash and dress patients
  • serve meals and help to feed patients
  • help people to move around
  • make beds
  • make patients feel comfortable
  • monitor patients' conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respirations and weight
Skills and personal characteristics needed
To be a healthcare assistant, you'll need to be
  • caring and kind
  • cheerful and friendly
  • willing to be hands-on with patients
  • willing to do personal care tasks (washing, toileting, etc)
  • able to follow instructions and procedures
  • able to work in a team but use their own initiative
You'll also need
  • communication skills, including listening
  • organisation skills
  • observational skills
Training and development
Your training as a healthcare assistant will include basic nursing skills and a Care Certificate, and the NCFE CACHE level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services


  • 8 hour shift
  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Night shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability
  • Overtime