This is one day training course, 8 30 am till 6 pm.
HCAs are very much part of the nursing team, and will tell you that they have great job satisfaction from their role. Many go on to become assistant practitioners and registered nurses. A day in the life of an HCA is varied - they can be found working in all sorts of setting like hospitals, GP surgeries and community settings and will often undertake health care duties delegated to them by registered nurses.
Skills and personal characteristics needed
To be a healthcare assistant, you'll need to be
- caring and kind
- cheerful and friendly
- willing to be hands-on with patients
- willing to do personal care tasks (washing, toileting, etc)
- able to follow instructions and procedures
- able to work in a team but use their own initiative
You'll also need
Vitamin B12 Injection
NHS Health check up, Height/ Weight/ Alcohol/ Risk factors/ Smoking
- communication skills, including listening
- organisation skills
- observational skills