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Healthcare Assistant jobs at Norfolk Community Health & Care

We’re hiring Healthcare Assistants in Norfolk!

Healthcare Assistants play a vital role at NCH&C and the wider NHS.

Our Healthcare Assistants spend most of their time with patients, making sure their care is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. An HCA job is a great entry-point into an NHS career – many of our Healthcare Assistants go on to complete further training to develop their skills and further their career.

Current Healthcare Assistant vacancies…

Community Healthcare Assistant, Dereham Hospital, Band 3 (closes 10 Mar)

Community Healthcare Assistant, NN1 Community Nursing, Band 3 (closes 21 Mar)

Our HCA roles vary depending on the type of area you work in. For example, working as a healthcare assistant on a ward is very different to working as an HCA in the community. Some of your responsibilities may include…

  • Helping patients wash and dress
  • Supporting at mealtimes
  • Making and changing beds
  • Taking basic observations, such as temperatures, pulse, respirations, and weight
  • Keeping patients comfortable and safe
  • Assisting patients with activities of daily living whilst encouraging independence
  • Maintaining good relationships with patients, carers, and relatives.

In return, NCH&C offers healthcare assistants a competitive salary, pension, and annual leave allowance. We also have a dedicated staff wellbeing strategy to ensure we help staff to stay happy and healthy, both in and out of work.

NHS HCA jobs: skills and qualifications

  • GCSE grade C or above in English and Mathematics
  • Compassionate and patient
  • Good communication skills
  • IT and computer skills
  • Able to work well in a team and independently
  • Previous care experience is essential
  • NVQ Healthcare Qualification or Care Certificate is desirable, but not essential
  • Willingness to learn more!

We’re always hiring for healthcare assistant vacancies across Norfolk.

Case study: Yasmin, HCA Apprentice

“I have now started a new job as a Community Healthcare Assistant Band 3, which I absolutely love. I feel more confident in myself and my nursing practice now that I have had experience working on the ward. I am still learning a lot and would like to complete another NVQ to help my career progression and my personal development.”

Read about Yasmin’s apprenticeship journey to become a HCA