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
StirlingPosted: 9 Jan 2020
FifePosted: 9 Jan 2020
DundeePosted: 9 Jan 2020
East LothianPosted: 9 Jan 2020
West LothianPosted: 9 Jan 2020
EdinburghPosted: 9 Jan 2020
GlasgowPosted: 11 Jun 2019
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