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Healthcare Assistants work in a hospital or in the community under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional. Working alongside nurses, a Healthcare Assistant may also be known as nursing auxiliaries or auxiliary nurses. Healthcare Assistants also work alongside qualified midwives in maternity services. 

The types of duties include: 

  • Washing and dressing
  • Feeding
  • Helping people to mobilise 
  • Toileting
  • Bed making
  • Generally assisting with patients overall comfort
  • Monitoring patients conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respirations and weight.

Nursing healthcare assistants usually work a 37.5-hour week on a shift or rota system, probably including nights and weekends. Part-time and flexi-working is often available. 

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