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Job profiles: Healthcare Assistant (HCA) - Onviga
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Job profiles: Healthcare Assistant (HCA)

Healthcare assistant, auxiliary nurse


  • Provide person centred care to clients within local Residential and Nursing homes or in a domestic setting
  • Look after someone who is disabled or terminally ill
  • Play a pivotal role in providing excellent support and care for clients
  • Help to feed and wash patients
  • Supporting registered nurses in the delivery of nursing care
  • Helping people to move around, toileting and making beds
  • Serving meals and helping to feed patients
  • Talking to patients and making them comfortable.
  • Monitoring patients’ temperatures, pulse, respirations, and weight
  • Assist with testing urine or blood and process lab samples
  • Perform ECG’s and health checks (requires training)
  • Sterilise equipment and re-stock consulting rooms
  • Do health promotion or health education work

Work experience

  • Care experience

Education and Training

  • No set entry requirements
  • GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and maths (optional)
  • Care Certificate (optional)
  • BTEC or NVQ healthcare qualification (optional)


  • Good standard of English

Communication skills

  • Communicate effectively

Organisational / managerial skills

  • Follow instructions and procedures
  • Observational and organisation skills
  • Ability to work in a team

Job-related skills

  • Warm, compassionate, and personable nature
  • Act with patience, decorum and understanding
  • Being caring and kind, cheerful and friendly
  • Being hands-on with patients
  • Work with sympathy, tact, and compassion
  • Good literacy and numeracy

Digital skills

  • None

Synonymous use: Nursing Assistant, Nursing Auxiliary, Auxiliary Nurse