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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

    Tranent

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 15 Oct 2019

    Robinson Medical Recruitment is looking to add to our growing team who provide care and support within care home settings in Tranent and Wallyford. We have a range of client care homes within this area.Those who have experience of working within this sector can attest to how diverse and varied these roles can be.We’re looking...

  • Care Assistant

    Livingston

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 15 Oct 2019

    Robinson Medical Recruitment is looking to add to our growing team who provide care and support within care home settings in Livingston. We have a range of client care homes within this area.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...

  • Support Worker - Complex Care

    Glasgow

    Posted: 14 Oct 2019

    Robinson Medical Recruitment currently looking to recruit an exceptional Support Worker who will provide care and support to service users in various locations throughout Glasgow.As a Support Worker you will be required to provide personal, practical and social support to people in their own homes, in a way that respects their dignity and promotes independence...

  • Support Worker - Complex Care

    Edinburgh

    Posted: 14 Oct 2019

    Robinson Medical Recruitment currently looking to recruit an exceptional Support Worker who will provide care and support to service users in various locations throughout Edinburgh.As a Support Worker you will be required to provide personal, practical and social support to people in their own homes, in a way that respects their dignity and promotes independence...

  • Support Worker

    Edinburgh

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 11 Oct 2019

    Robinson Medical Recruitment currently looking to recruit an exceptional Support Worker who will provide care and support to service users in various locations throughout Edinburgh.As a Support Worker you will be required to provide personal, practical and social support to people in their own homes, in a way that respects their dignity and promotes independence...

  • Support Worker

    Edinburgh

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 11 Oct 2019

    Robinson Medical Recruitment currently looking to recruit an exceptional Support Worker who will provide care and support to service users in various locations throughout Edinburgh.As a Support Worker you will be required to provide personal, practical and social support to people in their own homes, in a way that respects their dignity and promotes independence...

  • Care Assistant

    Kilmarnock

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 11 Oct 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 in Kilmarnock and surrounding areas.We can offer both part and full-time hours for Care Assistants who have experience of...

  • Care Assistant

    Barrhead

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 11 Oct 2019

    Are you an experienced Care Assistant 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 in Barrhead and surrounding areas. We can offer both part and full-time hours for Care Assistants who have experience of...

  • Care Assistant

    East Kilbride

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 11 Oct 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 in East Kilbride.We can offer both part and full-time hours for Care Assistants who have experience of working within...

  • Care Assistant

    Helensburgh

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 11 Oct 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 in Helensburgh. We can offer both part and full-time hours for Care Assistants who have experience of working within...

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