Healthcare Assistant Durham

Job Ref: HCA1_CDD1
Occupation: Healthcare assistant
Specialty: General
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 18 January 2023
  • Durham, County Durham, UK Durham County Durham GBR DE1 5TW
  • Medacs Healthcare Scotland Nursing
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Client Name: County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Role: Healthcare Assistant

Rates: Up to £24.89 per hour

Various shifts to suit you: earlies, lates, long days, nightshifts


  • First sight of shifts across multiple NHS trusts with flexible working options to suit your lifestyle
  • Competitive pay rates and next day payroll
  • A dedicated consultant to support you every step of the way
  • Hundreds of new shifts available every day so we can get you the right shift at the right time
  • £250 referral scheme
  • Free training for your own personal development
  • 24/7/365 support - we're here when you need us

Working flexible shifts on various wards, you will provide much-needed care and support to people when they are feeling unwell, vulnerable, and unsure. A significant reliance is placed on the vital care you will provide to ensure a patients care experience is the very best it can be.

The very best Healthcare Assistants are individuals who show empathy, patience, consideration, passion, and dedication.

As a Healthcare Assistant, you will play an essential part in so many people's lives. This is a role where you can see the impact of your work daily, with the sense of achievement and satisfaction that comes with making a real difference.

General key skills

As a Healthcare Assistant, you will have:

  • Empathy and understanding
  • Compassion and a caring nature
  • A warm and friendly personality
  • A passion for good conversation
  • Quick thinking abilities
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A systematic approach to tasks
  • Excellent timekeeping
  • The ability to work well and under pressure
  • A flexible attitude
  • A desire to improve and develop knowledge and skills
  • Active listening skills

Main Duties/Responsibilities

As an HCA, your duties could include:

  • Assisting nurses with day to day care
  • Serving meals and helping to feed patients
  • Helping patients to move around and feel more comfortable
  • Monitoring patients conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respiration, and weight
  • Keeping patient records accurate and up to date


  • You will need to pass an enhanced background check.
  • 6 months NHS hospital experience
  • References that cover the last two years

So, if you can combine empathy and understanding with practical hands-on patient care, we want to hear from you. Apply today.

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