Healthcare assistants (HCAs) play a vital role in the UK’s healthcare system, working in both the NHS and the private sector. Supporting nurses, doctors and others with their duties, HCAs must share their commitment to top-quality patient care and their ability to reassure patients. We have healthcare assistant jobs available throughout the UK, in a wide range of settings.
Here are our current healthcare assistant vacancies.Find your next Healthcare Assistant job
Agency HCA up to £20 p/h in Bolton
A framework trust nearby Bolton are looking for a Healthcare Assistant to help cover available shits with a...
Agency HCA up to £20 p/h in Stockport
A framework trust close to Stockport are looking for a Healthcare Assistant to excitingly join them and...
Agency HCA up to £20 p/h in Rochdale
A framework trust very close to Rochdale are looking for a Healthcare Assistant to help cover open shifts...
Agency HCA up to £20 per hour pay in Burnley
A framework trust near Burnley are looking for a Healthcare Assistant to help cover vacancies that are...
Agency HCA up to £20 p/h in Wigan
A framework trust nearby Wigan are looking for a Healthcare Assistant to help cover available slots that are...
We’re able to agree unique shift patterns for our healthcare assistants. Call us to talk through the shift patterns you want and we’ll see if we can help.
A healthcare assistant working in the NHS earns between £9.00 and £12.00 per hour for days, between £12.00 and £15.00 per hour for nights and Sundays up to £19.00 per hour.
Healthcare assistants don’t necessarily need a qualification to work. However, if you started working in healthcare after 2015 and wish to work through MCG Healthcare, we require you to hold a healthcare qualification such as an NVQ, BTEC, or a Care Certificate.
The Care Certificate is a set of standards that ensure health and social care workers provide compassionate, safe, and high-quality care and support. Regulated staff (e.g. doctors, nurses) gain similar skills and knowledge within their professional training so they do not need to hold a Care Certificate.
Yes, you can transition from a healthcare assistant to a nurse. In fact, it is very common for people studying nursing degrees to start off working as a healthcare assistant.
You will need a degree in nursing, and you must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Nursing requires a high-level of technical competence and clinical decision-making skills. Nursing students spend half of their degree on supervised placements in local hospital and community settings.
Shift patterns vary but the traditional hours are:
Early: 07:00 to 15:00
Late: 13:00 to 21:00
Long Day: 07:00 to 21:00
Night: 21:00 to 07:00