Healthcare assistants

As a healthcare assistant at NDHT you can expect to enjoy varied and interesting work across a number of different settings.  You could find yourself working alongside other nursing professionals in our inpatient wards, outpatient departments or theatres. It’s an amazing opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives as well as being a great introduction to health care.

All of our healthcare assistants are supported to complete their Care Certificate and many HCAs continue their development into more enhanced roles such as Trainee Assistant Practitioner or Trainee nursing Associate.

Case study

Pamela Willerton Healthcare assistant apprentice

“While I am working on the wards I receive excellent mentorship from staff, who actively encourage me to learn. I am lucky enough to be part of the orthopaedic department, who are collectively an awesome team.
I have had the opportunity to complete my Care Certificate as well as online and face-to-face training relevant to my role and I am released to college weekly to gain my QCF Level 2 Diploma in healthcare.

Shadowing has been offered and there was such a wide range of disclipines on offer it was agonising trying to choose. I eventually decided to try a GP practice, community paediatrics and A&E.

I would like the NHS to be my new career and I’m looking forward to the opportunities available to me once I have finished my apprenticeship.”

How to apply

You can apply for any of the health care assistant roles advertised here. If you can’t find the role that you are looking for, we’d still love to hear from you so please contact our friendly recruitment team by emailing annawright@nhs.net or calling 01392 356023 for an informal chat.