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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

  • Staff Nurse

    Forth Valley

    £25 - 45 per hour
    Posted: 22 Jun 2021

    Robinson Medical Recruitment urgently require a Nurse with hospital experience in a variety of settings for work across Forth Valley. Due to an increase in client demand we’re looking for a Nurse with experience in any of the following settings: General, ITU, Admissions, Medical, Surgical, Care of Elderly, A&E. For RMR, it’s not all about...

  • Healthcare Assistant

    West Lothian

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 6 May 2021

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

  • Healthcare Assistant

    East Lothian

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 6 May 2021

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

  • Healthcare Assistant

    Edinburgh

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 6 May 2021

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

  • Healthcare Assistant

    Forth Valley

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 6 May 2021

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

  • Healthcare Assistant

    Edinburgh

    ££9 - 15 per hour per hour
    Posted: 6 May 2021

    Are you an experienced Care Assistant searching for work that will take your career a step further? Robinson Medical Recruitment are looking to recruit experienced and dedicated Care Assistants with hospital experience who are looking for work within the Edinburgh area. Due to an increase in client demand we’re looking for a Healthcare Support Worker...

  • Support Worker

    Forth Valley

    £Excellent Rates per hour
    Posted: 19 Apr 2021

    Are you an experienced Care Assistant searching for work that will take your career a step further? Robinson Medical Recruitment are looking to recruit experienced and dedicated Care Assistants with hospital experience who are looking for work within the Forth Valley area. Due to an increase in client demand we’re looking for a Healthcare Support...

  • Support Worker

    East Lothian

    £Excellent Rates per hour
    Posted: 19 Apr 2021

    Are you an experienced Care Assistant searching for work that will take your career a step further? Robinson Medical Recruitment are looking to recruit experienced and dedicated Care Assistants with hospital experience who are looking for work within the East Lothian area. Due to an increase in client demand we’re looking for a Healthcare Support...

  • Support Worker

    Ediburgh

    £Excellent Rates per hour
    Posted: 19 Apr 2021

    Are you an experienced Care Assistant searching for work that will take your career a step further? Robinson Medical Recruitment are looking to recruit experienced and dedicated Care Assistants with hospital experience who are looking for work within the Edinburgh area. Due to an increase in client demand we’re looking for a Healthcare Support Worker...

  • Care Assistant

    Forth Valley

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 19 Apr 2021

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

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