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    Healthcare assistants make sure the patient experience is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. It can also be a steppingstone into many other NHS roles. You will work under the guidance of a healthcare professional such as a nurse and your job will vary depending on where you are based. For example, In a health centre and GP surgery, you may:

    • do new patient or NHS health checks
    • process lab samples
    • take blood samples
    • do health promotion or health education work
    • assist with the monitoring and management of long-term conditions
    • take ECGs
    • undertake wound care

    There are no set entry requirements to become a healthcare assistant. Employers expect good literacy and numeracy and may ask for GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and maths. They may ask for a healthcare qualification, such as BTEC or NVQ.

    With experience and further training, you could become a senior healthcare assistant. You could then apply to train as an assistant practitioner or nursing associate. With the appropriate qualifications/evidence of academic ability, you could also train as one of the many degree-level healthcare professionals such as a nursepodiatristmidwife or occupational therapist.

    Further details about the role are in the links below:

    Level 2 HCA Overview

    Level 3 HCA Overview

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    Please click link below to open an editable version of a HCA Job Description and Person Specification:

    Editable HCA Job Description and Person Specification

    Please click link below to open a leadlet which contains details on Healthcare Apprenticeships through Walsall College:

    College Apprenticeship Details

    The link below will take you to the Healthcare careers website for further information:

    Healthcare Careers Website

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    The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) brings you First Steps for Health Care Assistants (HCAs) to support you either individually – or as part of your workplace induction programme – to learn in your own time, the most important factors that will get you started in your health care career.

    For more information, please click the link below:

    RCGP Website - First Steps for Healthcare Assistants

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