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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

    Stirling

    £9.00 - 16.31
    Posted: 9 Jan 2020

    We’re looking for a dedicated Care Assistant who is available for either both day or night shift across a seven-day rota. If you have experience in a care home setting, working with residents with elderly adults with complex needs, mental health, dementia and physical disabilities, then we would love to hear from you! Why Join...

  • Care Assistant

    Fife

    £9.00 - 16.31
    Posted: 9 Jan 2020

    We’re looking for a dedicated Care Assistant who is available for either both day or night shift across a seven-day rota. If you have experience in a care home setting, working with residents with elderly adults with complex needs, mental health, dementia and physical disabilities, then we would love to hear from you! Why Join...

  • Care Assistant

    Dundee

    £9.00 - 16.31
    Posted: 9 Jan 2020

    We’re looking for a dedicated Care Assistant who is available for either both day or night shift across a seven-day rota. If you have experience in a care home setting, working with residents with elderly adults with complex needs, mental health, dementia and physical disabilities, then we would love to hear from you! Why Join...

  • Care Assistant

    East Lothian

    £9.00 - 16.31 per hour
    Posted: 9 Jan 2020

    We’re looking for a dedicated Care Assistant who is available for either both day or night shift across a seven-day rota. If you have experience in a care home setting, working with residents with elderly adults with complex needs, mental health, dementia and physical disabilities, then we would love to hear from you! Why Join...

  • Care Assistant

    West Lothian

    £9.00 - 16.31 per hour
    Posted: 9 Jan 2020

    We’re looking for a dedicated Care Assistant who is available for either both day or night shift across a seven-day rota. If you have experience in a care home setting, working with residents with elderly adults with complex needs, mental health, dementia and physical disabilities, then we would love to hear from you! Why Join...

  • Care Assistant

    Edinburgh

    £9.00 - 16.81
    Posted: 9 Jan 2020

    We’re looking for a dedicated Care Assistant who is available for either both day or night shift across a seven-day rota. If you have experience in a care home setting, working with residents with complex needs, mental health, dementia and physical disabilities, then we would love to hear from you! Why Join the Team? RMR...

  • Care Assistant

    Glasgow

    £9.00 - 15.00 per hour
    Posted: 11 Jun 2019

    Robinson Medical Recruitment is seeking a professional Care Assistant for an exciting role in the East End of Glasgow. As an HCA with RMR, We can offer you fully flexible working, which in turn gives you a better work and lifestyle balance, allowing you to find time for what matters most to you. Whether you...

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