Health Care Assistant (HCA)

Location Peterborough
Discipline Nursing, Day Webster Healthcare

Day Webster are currently seeking Healthcare Care Assistants (HCA’s) for a variety of ad-hoc shifts based in Peterborough and Hinchingbrooke

- Health Care Assistants

- Peterborough

- Hinchingbrooke

As one of the UK’s largest and most trusted nursing agencies, Day Webster have built and excellent reputation for our professional, transparent and partnership-based approach to staffing solutions. The relationship we have built with trusts nationwide has led to us being a top tier agency, meaning we have access to the most sought-after positions across the UK.

At Day Webster we pride ourselves on offering a service of excellence, which is why we offer:

- Same day pay

- 24/7 available contact

- UK leading rates of pay

- Flexible shifts

- Both permanent & locum positions

To be employed as a HCA, it is preferable for candidates to have some experience within the industry prior to employment.

Health care assistants need specific skills that set them apart for the role. As they spend a lot of time communicating with patients and are often the first person a patient
will encounter before consultations or tests, HCAs must be extremely friendly and kind, with a caring nature and willing to come into close contact with patients, even if that means performing duties for their personal care (toilet
breaks, washing, feeding etc.). Healthcare assistants must be excellent team players but also be able to organise their own workload, communicate
efficiently and observe patients.

HCA jobs vary from place to place, but in a standard hospital setting 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

To be employed as a HCA, it is preferable for candidates to have some experience within the industry prior to employment.

Health care assistants need specific skills that set them apart for the role. As they spend a lot of time communicating with patients and are often the first person a patient
will encounter before consultations or tests, HCAs must be extremely friendly and kind, with a caring nature and willing to come into close contact with patients, even if that means performing duties for their personal care (toilet
breaks, washing, feeding etc.). Healthcare assistants must be excellent team players but also be able to organise their own workload, communicate
efficiently and observe patients.

You must have the following -

- A valid DBS on the update service (3rd party cannot be accepted)

- Recent 6 months experience within a NHS setting

- Immunisations to Hep B, Rubella, Varicella, TB and Measles

With Day Webster you can now complete your compliance online, with our new Online Portal. Upload your files from anywhere and everywhere and fast track your registration. With access to your account, you can see your current compliance status as well as update when and where you would like us to book your shifts. Our offices are open 24/7, all 365 days of the year, meaning a member of the team is always available to help.

If you are a Health Care Assistant (HCA) , and you are interested in speaking to a member of the team about the role, please contact 020 8498 6800, alternatively apply and we will be in touch within 24 hours to assist.