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