Health care assistant

Discussion in 'Professionally Qualified, RAMC and QARANC' started by Jazz93uk, Jan 24, 2013.

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  1. As a health care assistant what are your main jobs and what do you do on a day to day basis? What are the benefits of being a hca? What opportunities do you have? And what's training like?

    Thanks :)
  2. hotel_california

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  3. I did it in the NHS before studying paramedics...

    wipe arse, change bed, blood pressure, blood pressure, blood pressure, restock, wipe arse, change bed, paperwork... Repeat

    Not sure if it is different in the services.

    Opportunities are usually limited as you are not a registered professional, you can expand on your skills set, go on to more advanced things like ECG, cannulation, venepuncture etc

    That's sort of a brick wall until you switch to nursing or something else medically superior... Which will require a degree from scratch anyway

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