If you’re aged between 17 years 6 months and 32 years 11 months, you could apply to become a Healthcare Assistant (HCA) in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC).
HCAs are needed wherever soldiers are deployed in the world. Not only to treat casualties, but also to maintain health and prevent disease.
Training to be the best
As an Army Healthcare Assistant you’ll never stop learning. You’ll have the chance to study up to Diploma Level 3 in Clinical Healthcare Support. But it doesn’t stop there, you’ll also be encouraged to go further becoming an NVQ Assessor and you may even be selected to complete a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care.
Up-to-date evidence-based practice combined with excellent tutorial support will really help to kick-start your career. Alongside, medical training, you’ll complete Phase 1 training where you will learn how to live and work in the field environment, develop leadership skills and build your fitness.
Training will take place at the Healthcare Assistant Training School at DMS Whittington. Over a 14-week period you’ll study theoretical and practical aspects of healthcare, before being posted to one of our Ministry of Defence Hospital Units to complete your Diploma. From here you may be posted to Field Hospitals and Medical Regiments.
A vital role in today’s Army
Currently Army HCAs are delivering high standards of care in all aspects of nursing, in diverse locations including the UK, Canada, Germany, Kenya and Afghanistan. Though challenging, you’ll find your role immensely rewarding offering you a varied and wide-ranging career in clinical, training and management posts, whilst continuing personal, military and professional development.
You’ll be paid a starting salary of £17,945 after training and also have the Army package of travel, pension and family support. Alongside that, you’ll also have the opportunity to play almost any sport and take part in adventurous training, from paragliding in Kenya to diving in Belize.
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