Healthcare Assistant Darlington

Job Ref: NE_HCACDD1Dar1
Occupation: Healthcare assistant
Specialty: General
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 25 January 2023
  • Darlington, County Durham, UK Darlington Darlington County Durham GBR DL3 6HX
  • Medacs Healthcare Scotland Nursing
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Client Name: County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Role: Healthcare Assistant

Rates: £9.54 - £19.30 per hour + hol pay

Shifts: Flexible shifts

Location: Various locations available across the County Durham and Darlington region including Darlington, Durham, Bishop Auckland, Chester le Street


  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme to help support your mental health and wellbeing and enable you to deliver outstanding care.
  • First sight of shifts across County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Competitive pay rates
  • A dedicated consultant working for you
  • Hundreds of new shifts available every day
  • Long term jobs and short shifts available
  • Lucrative referral scheme
  • 24/7/365 support - we're here when you need us

Healthcare Assistant opportunities are diverse and provide a wide range of career opportunities regardless of your experience level, full training and support will be provided at every stage of your career to ensure you have the skills needed for the role.

This is an ideal role if you want to progress your career around your family and home commitments. Working and driving your career forwards alongside other responsibilities is no easy task, but with flexible shifts and excellent career prospects, this is a perfect way to achieve your goals.

With experience and further training, you could work towards becoming a Senior Healthcare Assistant and go on to train as an Assistant Practitioner or Nursing Associate. A successful career is ahead of you; perhaps you have your sights set on a degree-level healthcare role such as a Nurse, or Midwife or Doctor. Whatever your aspirations, this is an excellent platform to jump from and we will support you every step of the way through your career.

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 a HCA, your duties could include:

  • Taking and recording observations
  • Small wound management
  • Daily patient care and mobilisation
  • Direct patient supervision
  • Working with patient care plans
  • Making beds and helping other healthcare staff where needed
  • Sterilising equipment, restocking consulting rooms, trolleys, and stations
  • Carrying out health checks, taking blood samples and processing lab samples

Essential Criteria

  • You will have a minimum of 6 months experience in a healthcare setting providing patient care including taking patient vital signs
  • You will need to pass an enhanced background check
  • You will need to pass a Medacs Healthcare interview
  • You will be required to provide evidence of immunisation history
  • You will need to provide references from a clinical setting covering the last 3 years

Desirable Experience

  • Previous NHS experience
  • Care qualification (NVQ level 2 and 3)
  • Phlebotomy skills
  • Cannulation experience
  • IV training

If you are looking for a role that will fit around your home life and provide opportunities to build a rewarding career in care, apply today and be a part of something amazing.

22/02/2023 08:51:39
GBP 9.54 9.54

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