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Old 27th March 2016, 10:36 AM
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Default Re: Health Care Assistant

Healthcare assistants (HCAs) work in hospital or community settings, such as GP surgeries, under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional.


Work may include :

helping patients to wash, shower or dress
serving food or helping people eat
making and changing beds
turning patients who are confined to bed to avoid pressure sores
talking to patients to help them feel less anxious
helping patients to move around if they find it difficult
giving out and collecting bedpans, and helping patients to the toilet
making sure the ward or patients’ homes are tidy
keeping supplies and equipment in order
taking and recording observations such as temperature, pulse and breathing


Working hours : A health Care Assistant a week on a shift or rota system, including nights, bank holidays and weekends

Salary : Starting salaries in the NHS are between £15,000 and £18,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to around £20,000.
for becoming a Health care Assistant you mmay have the following skills that are as follow :
As a healthcare assistant you would need:
a friendly and caring personality
the ability to relate to people from a wide variety of backgrounds
tact and sensitivity
an understanding and respectful approach to patients from all backgrounds
the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
an understanding of the importance of confidentiality
patience and a sense of humour
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