Health Care Assistants - Bury St Edmunds

East Anglia
£11.80 - £19.35
06 Feb 2013
06 Mar 2013
Community Care, Hospital

Health Care Assistants – Hospitals

Health Care Assistants - HCA rate of pay per hour £11.80 up to £19.35



The health care assistant is a member of the ward / unit care team appointed to support Registered Nurses in the delivery of direct patient care. The role involves contact on a physical and psychological level with patients and their families. The post holder will undertake a range of activities under the supervision of a registered nurse, having been assessed and deemed competent in the activities required.


The types of duties include the following:


  • washing and dressing


  • feeding


  • helping people to mobilise


  • toileting


  • bed making


  • generally assisting with patients' overall comfort


  • monitoring patients' conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respirations and weight

Essential skills

Effective communicator – verbal & written
Ability to prioritise & organise
Ability to work on own initiative
Questioning & listening skills

Personal Skill Requirements


Must have a minimum of 6 months experience in the Hospital Care industry. Valid and up to date Moving & Handling certificates are essential. (Training can be provided if necessary).


Working for our agency is beneficial because you manage who own time. Ambition 24 Hours operates 24 hours a day, which means you can contact a consultant anytime of the day or night. Our agency appreciates your qualification and experience in the health care field and as such understands the importance of quality pay rate for quality staffing.