Healthcare Assistant

£11.05 – £16.57 per hour

Job Details:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team as Healthcare Assistant (HCA) in Glasgow, UK

Alyana is a prominent provider of high-quality nursing, Medical and healthcare services. With a well-respected position in the sector and well-established links with numerous national healthcare organisations; we empower our superb team to make a positive difference across local communities, on a national scale.

Alyana is a prominent provider of business solutions and a wide range of healthcare services. We specialise in supplying doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants, and ancillary staff to private and public healthcare establishments, such as hospitals, nursing homes and medical centres. The support our staff provide is essential to maintaining the safety and quality of patient care.

Alyana also provides tailored care services to local communities across the UK and Ireland; all provided by taking a person-centered approach. Our approach to care means our service meets the diverse needs and preferences of people living in our community and subsequently promotes wellbeing.

Alyana believes the future lies with the quality and performance of our team and our vision is to become the market leader in the provision of healthcare services. This will be achieved by recruiting and working closely with our stakeholders, and by integrating new services into our model so that we can always meet the ever-changing requirements of the healthcare sector.

Role Summary for the Healthcare Assistant:

A Healthcare Assistant, or HCA cares for patients in a hospital, residential care facility or a patients home. Their duties include assisting patients with daily activities, checking vital signs and assisting nursing staff when necessary. Giving personal care including infection prevention and control, food, personal hygiene and overall reassurance, comfort and safety.

The Healthcare Assistant reports to the Director or the line manager

Responsible for:

(Note: In addition to these functions, employees are required to carry out such duties as may reasonably be required).

The role is demanding, diverse and involves, but is not limited to;

  • Assist with the care of a patient during his/her hospitalisation.
  • Monitor and report to Physician and other qualified personnel on patient’s condition.
  • Assist in performing routine nursing duties in accordance with guidelines and policies.
  • Assist patients in personal grooming, cleaning, and comfort care activities.
  • Assist patients in preparing for examinations and treatment sessions.
  • Ensure that supplies are at the correct level, of good quality, and within the budget.
  • Assist with the transport of patients from one area to another.
  • Assist in ensuring smooth flow of daily operations.
  • Assisting with daily living activities such as eating, showering and using the toilet
  • Utilising equipment to move patients when necessary
  • Helping tidy the patients home or room
  • Taking the patients vital signs such as blood pressure and temperature
  • Talking to patients and reassuring them
  • Attending meetings with other healthcare professionals
  • Assisting nurses and other staff when needed
  • Adhering to professional standards
  • Delivering reports to Case Managers and reviewing any important changes in the patients condition

HCA Specifications


  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks safely and efficiently
  • Clear verbal communication skills to explain sensitive information
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • The ability to work well with their hands
  • Capability to accept criticism
  • The ability to work well with others
  • Driving Licence and access to a car (preferred)
  • DBS Check
  • References


The successful candidate will be responsible for providing health care services in a variety of settings, including an emergency room, clinic or hospital as well as nursing and care homes. The right person will be familiar with the local area, have a high standard of personal hygiene and enjoy helping others. This role also involves cleaning and maintaining medical equipment, and the ideal candidate will have strong organisational skills as well as a keen eye for detail.

Qualifications / Experience

Have demonstrable and successful experience of working successfully in healthcare setups.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temp to perm, Zero hours contract

Contract length: Up to 60 months, flexible

Part-time hours: 10-48 per week flexible

Full Time: 40 hours/week and above

Salary: £11.05-£16.57 per hour


  • Company events
  • Referral programme
  • Uniform
  • Training


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • 6 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability
  • Weekends only

Shift availability:

  • Day shift (preferred)
  • Night shift (preferred)
  • Overnight shift (preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid OR remote, Agency work

COVID-19 considerations: All staff are required to use face masks unless specifically excluded.

To achieve the basic mission, philosophy, and goals of the clients organisation, all Alyana employees collaborate as a team.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent, Temporary contract, Fixed term contract, Temp to perm, Zero hours contract

Contract length: up to 60 months

Part-time hours: 40 per week

Salary: £11.05-£16.57 per hour


  • Company events
  • Employee discount
  • Employee mentoring programme
  • Flexitime
  • Life insurance
  • Referral programme
  • UK visa sponsorship


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability
  • Weekends only

Supplemental pay types:

  • Loyalty bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Glasgow: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Application question(s):

  • Do you have paid work experience in a similar role in the UK?


  • English (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Job Category: Health
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Glasgow

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