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What is a healthcare assistant?

Healthcare Assistants (HCA) work within a range of NHS hospital or community settings under the guidance of a variety of healthcare professionals. The nature of the role will vary depending upon the area of work. An HCA could be working alongside nurses in hospitals or midwives in maternity services or in mental health, community or General Practice (GP) surgeries, for example.

Healthcare assistants (HCAs) are a vital part of the team that supports the medical staff and patients in wards and departments throughout the healthcare facility.  Under the supervision and direction of qualified nursing staff, healthcare assistants carry out a wide range of duties to care for, support, and provide information to patients and their families.

What is the role of a healthcare assistant?

Types of duties may include:

  • observing, monitoring and recording patients’ conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respiration and weight
  • communication with patients, relatives and carers.
  • Support vulnerable adults to help live as independently as possible. This can include providing emotional, physical and personal support.
  • assisting with clinical duties
  • Support the nursing staff in monitoring and sustaining high standards of cleanliness in the Health Centre
  • Assist in Health Promotion including maintaining the Health Promotion boards
  • Personal care including infection prevention and control, food, personal hygiene and overall reassurance, comfort and safety
  • Promoting positive mental/physical/nutritional health with patients
  • Checking and ordering supplies

As the first point of contact for many patients and members of the public, healthcare assistants need to be well-presented and confident with good interpersonal skills. Some of the tasks might be unpleasant so you will need to be flexible and able to help patients with their personal care without getting embarrassed and making sure they are comfortable.

Previous experience in healthcare is desirable but not usually essential, as healthcare assistants are assessed individually to see what tasks they are competent to carry out, and training and development is available for those who want to progress.

Are there opportunities to progress?

There are opportunities to work as an Assistant Practitioner and to work towards an appropriate foundation degree. Experienced healthcare assistants working at a senior level (usually as an Assistant Practitioner or similar level) may be able to obtain a secondment from their current employer onto an appropriate pre-registration programme at university.

The formal route to Nursing or Midwifery is an option for HCAs to consider. Or, with further study, the Allied Healthcare professions could be worth exploring as there are so many fields to work in ranging from Art Therapy, Dietitian, Radiographer, Speech and Language Therapist and many more. Go to the links below to explore further opportunities.

As one of the fastest growing health and social care providers in West Midlands, we have a wide range of job opportunities available. From Healthcare Assistants to Support Workers, specialised care and complex care roles, home carers, Secure Healthcare are looking for dedicated and passionate care workers to deliver high standards of care.

 

We are delighted to welcome you to our new branches situated in Worcester, Stafford, Telford , Shrewsbury ,Stoke and
Coventry – We are a specialist in establishment healthcare staffing solutions.  We are actively recruiting and supplying front line staff to our partners from Care Homes and Nursing Homes to NHS, Private Hospitals and Community Services.

Our relationship with private healthcare providers and NHS means that we can offer a wider variety of settings to our candidates. Not only HCA or general Nurses jobs but also specialist roles such as ITU nursing, Theatre, ODP/ODA, RSCN and paediatric on a temporary and permanent basis.

We work with clients in their own homes providing personalised service built around their needs. We Provide tailored and the highest possible standard of Care and Support for Children , Adult and Older People, with Mental Health Problems, with Learning Disabilities, with spinal and acquired brain injury and clients with physical and sensory impairments.

If you are an organisation that needs a temporary or permanent solution in the Healthcare sector, Secure Healthcare Solutions can help. Our Ethos is to ensure good old fashioned values, over and above the basic training spreads across our entire workforce ensuring a pleasant top quality service to our clients and their service users.  With a modern twist of Technology to ensure patient care is delivered to the maximum effect while reducing the cost of care and increasing the pay to our staff we are committed in helping the ageing population while protecting the workforce who makes it all possible.

Secure Healthcare Solutions works to ensure all our care staff is properly trained to the highest standard possible which is why we provide all our care workers with FREE TRAINING

Rewarding the best; in a rewarding career – We care about and support all our employees. To attract the best nurses and carers , our pay rates are amongst the highest in the healthcare industry. An honest promise to aim and be one of the best nursing and homecare agencies in all West Midlands.

As we are one of the fastest growing nursing and care agencies in West Midlands – There has never been a better time to work with us.   We offer a full “out of hours” on call service. We are always there to support in your hour of need, meaning there is always an adviser on the end of the phone!

Our advisers have great relationships with a huge number of healthcare providers in all the West Midlands region. So whether you’re looking for nurse jobs just round the corner from where you live, a tailored homecare plan to your loved ones or need urgent staffing solution for your organisation – Rest assured you will be always in safe hands. We pride ourselves on ensuring our clients receive the best support possible. Both our carers and nurses provide a maximum level of care that is full with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect. We ensure our services are responsive to your needs and our management ensure high quality care is provided based on individuals need.

Call us or write to us now, however you feel comfortable and we will to get back to you within 24 hours. Alternatively, if you have any questions or queries about out service, or are interested in any healthcare service we provide, please give us a call:

Worcester Branch – 01905382939
Stafford Branch – 01785719755
Telford Branch – 01952743053
Shrewsbury Branch – 01743211058
Stoke Branch – 01782756881
Coventry Branch – 02476880480

Secure Healthcare Solutions is the complete one stop solution for all healthcare staffing needs from Care Homes, Nursing Homes, NHS, Private Hospitals and Community Services.

Are you a Health Care Assistant in the Stafford area who has a passion for care? If the answer is yes, then Secure Healthcare could be the right option for you! Visit our open day to find out more about the new roles we have to offer (temp and perm).

Our team of Care Assistants within the Stafford area are expanding and we have several vacancies available for people who share our commitment in providing excellence service.

We specialise in supplying Nurses and Health Care Assistants to Nursing Homes, Residential homes, NHS hospitals, mental health hospitals and the community across the UK.

Secure Healthcare is never short of a variety of hours to cover and so has a shift to suit every worker.Our business operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week and ensures we give you constant and regular work on a daily, weekly and long term basis, we build strong relationships with our personnel which allows us to make your work with us hassle free.

This enables you the ability to specify your own work availability each week and be allocated the shifts that suit your lifestyle and commitments.

This is only one of many outstanding benefits of working with Secure Healthcare.

We offer many exciting and unique prospects such as:
Excellent pay rates.
Free and easy to use online training updates.
Referral Scheme Where you can earn up to £500.
Weekly Payment.
24/7 on-call support team.
Bonus Schemes.

Registering with us shall require you to provide:

Applicants must also have at least six months care experience in the past 2 years.
Two professional references one of which is to be either your current or most recent employer.
DBS disclosure to be carried out.
National Insurance number.
So without hesitation please apply with your most recent CV.

If there’s any problems call us on 01212859449.

We look forward to welcoming you soon ?

Website: www.securehealthcaresolutions.co.uk

Are you a Health Care Assistant in the Stafford area who has a passion for care? If the answer is yes, then Secure Healthcare could be the right option for you! Visit our open day to find out more about the new roles we have to offer (temp and perm).

Our team of Care Assistants within the Stafford area are expanding and we have several vacancies available for people who share our commitment in providing excellence service.

We specialise in supplying Nurses and Health Care Assistants to Nursing Homes, Residential homes, NHS hospitals, mental health hospitals and the community across the UK.

Secure Healthcare is never short of a variety of hours to cover and so has a shift to suit every worker.Our business operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week and ensures we give you constant and regular work on a daily, weekly and long term basis, we build strong relationships with our personnel which allows us to make your work with us hassle free.

This enables you the ability to specify your own work availability each week and be allocated the shifts that suit your lifestyle and commitments.

This is only one of many outstanding benefits of working with Secure Healthcare.

We offer many exciting and unique prospects such as:
Excellent pay rates.
Free and easy to use online training updates.
Referral Scheme Where you can earn up to £500.
Weekly Payment.
24/7 on-call support team.
Bonus Schemes.

Registering with us shall require you to provide:

Applicants must also have at least six months care experience in the past 2 years.
Two professional references one of which is to be either your current or most recent employer.
DBS disclosure to be carried out.
National Insurance number.
So without hesitation please apply with your most recent CV.

If there’s any problems call us on 01212859449.

We look forward to welcoming you soon ?

Website: www.securehealthcaresolutions.co.uk

Are you a Health Care Assistant in the Stafford area who has a passion for care? If the answer is yes, then Secure Healthcare could be the right option for you! Visit our open day to find out more about the new roles we have to offer (temp and perm).

Our team of Care Assistants within the Stafford area are expanding and we have several vacancies available for people who share our commitment in providing excellence service.

Hiring Healthcare Assistants

 

Secure Healthcare is never short of a variety of hours to cover and so has a shift to suit every worker.Our business operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week and ensures we give you constant and regular work on a daily, weekly and long term basis, we build strong relationships with our personnel which allows us to make your work with us hassle free.

This enables you the ability to specify your own work availability each week and be allocated the shifts that suit your lifestyle and commitments.

This is only one of many outstanding benefits of working with Secure Healthcare.

We offer many exciting and unique prospects such as:
Excellent pay rates.
Free and easy to use online training updates.
Referral Scheme Where you can earn up to £500.
Weekly Payment.
24/7 on-call support team.
Bonus Schemes.

Registering with us shall require you to provide:

Applicants must also have at least six months care experience in the past 2 years.
Two professional references one of which is to be either your current or most recent employer.
DBS disclosure to be carried out.
National Insurance number.
So without hesitation please apply with your most recent CV.

If there’s any problems call Tamika on 01212859449.

We look forward to welcoming you soon 🙂

 

Are you a Health Care Assistant in the Stafford area who has a passion for care? If the answer is yes, then Secure Healthcare could be the right option for you! Visit our open day to find out more about the new roles we have to offer (temp and perm).

Our team of Care Assistants within the Stafford area are expanding and we have several vacancies available for people who share our commitment in providing excellence service.

We specialise in supplying Health Care Assistants to Nursing Homes, Residential homes, NHS hospitals, mental health hospitals and the community across the UK.

Secure Healthcare is never short of a variety of hours to cover and so has a shift to suit every worker.Our business operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week and ensures we give you constant and regular work on a daily, weekly and long term basis, we build strong relationships with our personnel which allows us to make your work with us hassle free.

This enables you the ability to specify your own work availability each week and be allocated the shifts that suit your lifestyle and commitments.

This is only one of many outstanding benefits of working with Secure Healthcare.

We offer many exciting and unique prospects such as:
Excellent pay rates.
Free and easy to use online training updates.
Referral Scheme Where you can earn up to £500.
Weekly Payment.
24/7 on-call support team.
Bonus Schemes.

Registering with us shall require you to provide:

Applicants must also have at least six months care experience in the past 2 years.
Two professional references one of which is to be either your current or most recent employer.
DBS disclosure to be carried out.
National Insurance number.
So without hesitation please apply with your most recent CV.

If there’s any problems call Tamika on 01212859449.

We look forward to welcoming you soon 🙂