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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

    Hamilton

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 28 Aug 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 Hamilton.We can offer both part and full-time hours for Care Assistants who have experience of working within carehome/nursing...

  • Care Assistant

    Wishaw

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 28 Aug 2019

    Are you an experienced Care Assistant or Suport 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 Wishaw and surrounding areas. We can offer both part and full-time hours for Care Assistants who...

  • Care Assistant

    Helensburgh

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 28 Aug 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...

  • Care Assistant

    Glasgow

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 28 Aug 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 South Side of Glasgow. We can offer both part and full-time hours for Care Assistants who have...

  • Care Assistant

    Paisley

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 28 Aug 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 Paisley and surrounding areas. We can offer both part and full-time hours for Care Assistants who have experience...

  • Care Assistant

    East Kilbride

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 28 Aug 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

    Barrhead

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 28 Aug 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

    Kilmarnock

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 28 Aug 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

    Musselburgh

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 28 Aug 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

    Bonnyrigg

    £9 - 15 per hour
    Posted: 28 Aug 2019

    Robinson Medical Recruitment is looking to add to our growing team who provide care and support within care home settings across Bonnyrigg.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...

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