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Healthcare Assistant jobs across Scotland

Healthcare Assistants (or HCAs) work alongside other healthcare professionals, typically Nurses, to assist them with any additional duties where they need a helping hand. Despite working with Nurses for the majority of their time, HCAs can also support Doctors, Midwives and more.

HCA jobs vary depending on the care setting, but in general, the responsibilities a healthcare assistant might carry out include:

  • Serving meals to patients and helping them eat if needed
  • Bathing/washing and dressing patients
  • Aiding with going to the toilet
  • Bed dressing
  • Keeping patients mobile
  • Communicating with patients and keeping them comfortable
  • Taking vital information from patients, including temperature, weight and pulse

What qualifications are needed to be an HCA?

Unlike with many other professions in the medical world, HCA positions do not require a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate degree. Most employers expect candidates to have a good grasp of maths and English (or native tongue) spoken and written skills. To work as a healthcare assistant in Scotland, you must be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council and either possess or be working towards an SVQ2 qualification.

What is expected of HCAs?

Healthcare Assistants may not need as many qualifications as Doctors or Nurses, but they do need specific skills that set them apart for the role. As they spend a lot of time communicating with patients and are often the person they speak with most regularly, HCAs must be extremely friendly and kind, with a caring nature and feel comfortable coming into close contact with patients.

Agency HCA jobs

RMR can provide you with healthcare assistant jobs across a wide range of settings, including care homes, hospitals and prisons. As the preferred supplier for a large number of clients across Scotland, RMR gives you access to the best jobs that fit flexibly around your lifestyle and career goals.

To find a healthcare assistant job to suit you, browse our HCA jobs below and APPLY TODAY

  • Care Assistant

    Gullane

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 31 Jul 2019

    Robinson Medical Recruitment is looking to add to our growing team who provide care and support within care home settings across Gullane.Those who have experience of working within this sector can attest to how diverse and varied these roles can be.We’re looking for a dedicated Care Assistant who is available for either both day or...

  • Care Assistant

    Dunbar

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 31 Jul 2019

    Robinson Medical Recruitment is looking to add to our growing team who provide care and support within care home settings across Dunbar.Those who have experience of working within this sector can attest to how diverse and varied these roles can be.We’re looking for a dedicated Care Assistant who is available for either both day or...

  • Care Assistant

    Musselburgh

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 31 Jul 2019

    Robinson Medical Recruitment is looking to add to our growing team who provide care and support within care home settings across Musselburgh.Those who have experience of working within this sector can attest to how diverse and varied these roles can be.We’re looking for a dedicated Care Assistant who is available for either both day or...

  • Care Assistant

    Leith

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 31 Jul 2019

    Robinson Medical Recruitment is looking to add to our growing team who provide care and support within care home settings in Leith.Those who have experience of working within this sector can attest to how diverse and varied these roles can be.We’re looking for a dedicated Care Assistant who is available for day shift across a...

  • Care Assistant

    Edinburgh

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 31 Jul 2019

    Robinson Medical Recruitment is looking to add to our growing team who provide care and support within care home settings across Edinburgh.Those who have experience of working within this sector can attest to how diverse and varied these roles can be.We’re looking for a dedicated Care Assistant who is available for either both day or...

  • Care Assistant

    Fife

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 31 Jul 2019

    Robinson Medical Recruitment is looking to add to our growing team who provide care and support within care home settings across Fife.Those who have experience of working within this sector can attest to how diverse and varied these roles can be.We’re looking for a dedicated Care Assistant who is available for either both day or...

  • Care Assistant

    Falkirk

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 31 Jul 2019

    Robinson Medical Recruitment is looking to add to our growing team who provide care and support within care home settings across Forth Valley.Those who have experience of working within this sector can attest to how diverse and varied these roles can be.We’re looking for a dedicated Care Assistant who is available for day shift across...

  • Care Assistant

    West Lothian

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 31 Jul 2019

    Robinson Medical Recruitment is looking to add to our growing team who provide care and support within care home settings in Redmill and surrounding areas.Those who have experience of working within this sector can attest to how diverse and varied these roles can be.We’re looking for a dedicated Care Assistant who is available for night...

  • Care Assistant

    Livingston

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 31 Jul 2019

    Robinson Medical Recruitment is looking to add to our growing team who provide care and support within care home settings in Livingaton and surrounding areas.Those who have experience of working within this sector can attest to how diverse and varied these roles can be.We’re looking for a dedicated Care Assistant who is available for night...

  • Care Assistant

    Kilmarnock

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 31 Jul 2019

    Are you an experienced Care Assistant/Support Worker searching for work that will take your career a step further?Robinson Medical Recruitment is looking to recruit an experienced and dedicated Care Assistant to care for our service users across the Lanarkshire area.We can offer both part and full-time hours for Care Assistants who have experience of working...

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