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Excellent

“Care Assistant jobs.”

published 06/01/2008

Meet lovely people,rewarding.

Cleaning up vomit,etc,early mornings,rates of pay.

At the age of 18,and studying for my A-Levels,I knew that I needed a job. I also knew that I had to start saving,as I'd bought myself a holiday for after my results and needed some spending money....quickly! I live in a village,just out of Town and needed a job that would be close to home,as I...

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Excellent

Fantastic people, old people ARE cute, satisfactio...

Minimum wage, smelly stuff, death.

Hi I'm Nereesa, I'm 20 and I have been a care Assistant for a little over two years. I work in a 40 bed Nursing home. My clients are Nursing, Residential and sometimes Compassionate Care (terminal). Before I go into more detail about my wonderful job I must emphasise to you that I am not a HCA. I...

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Super

“The backbone of the NHS”

published 17/07/2004

Good pay and prospects, Educational

Stressful, early mornings and late nights

The job role of a Health Care Assistant or Health Care Support worker as they are now known is a role like no other. Challenging to many and rewarding to all, working as part of a Hospital team can really open your eyes to the world around you. As a HCA your duties are to provide support and...

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Super

“Care For Me.”

published 21/09/2012

Rewarding work.

Not for everyone.

Having spent a lot of my working life so far to date in the nursing and care world, I would just like to write a review on my own experiences of working as a health care assistant. In days gone past, the only things that health care assistants were allowed to do were washing and dressing patients...

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Excellent

Getting to know these people and gaining their tru...

Losing the eople we have cared for

I have just completed my first year as a Care worker. So I decided a review on what it is like to do this job was in order. I Had been working in the kitchen of my local college for 9 years when out of the blue two discs in my back prolapsed, and after having to take a year off with the worst...

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Super

“Is this A Career for You???”

published 23/04/2004

Phenomonal job satisfaction.

can be quite upsetting at times.

Okay! So; I spent three years of my life in this role; I shall attempt to review it. A ‘Health Care Assistant’ or H.C.A. as its more commonly known (this title has now in most places changed to ‘Health Care Support Worker’) is someone who works within a hospital in a ‘multi disciplinary team’...

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Super

“the life and times of a HCA”

published 26/04/2004

job satisfaction

hard work

As most people may have guessed by my user name that I am a nurse. I am currently a ‘D’ grade staff nurse on a orthopaedic trauma ward in a busy hospital. Prior to getting this far I worked as a care assistant in an elderly mentally ill nursing home and a Health Care Assistant (HCA) on a urology...

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Excellent

Rewarding Career

Time is your worst enemy

Being a care assistant is perhaps one of the most hardest jobs you can do in a practical sense. But at the same time, many people who work as a care assistant will say it's one of the most rewarding things they've ever done. There are many names for a care assistant such as Support Worker...

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Good

“Working as a HCA”

published 26/06/2010

Helping people, rewarding, the variety.

Poor pay and bodily fluids, cleaning up poo! Some ...

As I'm a student nurse I have joined a hospital temp bank. The Bank offers flexible shifts-when you want to work although some banks do have a minimum number of hours you must work a year or month to remain employed on the bank. I work for an NHS Trust Bank which will be extra money for me when...

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Excellent

“Caring for the Elderly”

published 07/01/2008

A really rewarding job

when the residents die it`s heartbreaking

At around the age of sixteen I left school, due to the fact that they were only offering an NVQ in Leisure and Tourism, this was`nt for me so I left in November 1996. My mum was`nt an easy person, she did`nt allow me to join the YTP as it was known then, by joining this I would be payed £32 a...

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Super

“I Cared enough to Assist”

published 24/03/2002

To know that you have made a real difference to so...

Can be sad, depressing and hard work at times

1.She has had no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states that she was very hot in bed last night. 2.Between you and me we ought to be able to get this lady pregnant. 3.She is numb from the toes down! These are just a few of the ‘funnies’ doing the rounds at our hospital at...

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Not for me

“A learning curve in care.”

published 21/02/2008

your training as a carer is of vital importance.

Little or no understanding of what Special Needs a...

I have over the years written various reviews on the job that I consider myself to be good in and it wasn't until December 26th of the year just gone that I found a huge gap, misunderstanding, grey area ( call it what you like ) in Health and social care, that almost cost us to lose a residents...

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Super

Rewarding

very Demanding and Hard Work

You can call this a new developed position, Healthcare Assistant if you wish. The New title for those seeking a position within an operating theatre is Medical Technical Officer Support ODP2 and these positions are becoming more widely popular within a Hospital Operating Theatre. Not like the 2...

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Super

“Not just a care assistant.”

published 02/07/2014

Rewarding role.

Well underpaid.

Having worked in this role for some ten years or so, I feel that I have a good grounding and understanding for writing a review such as this. Some people may feel that this is too much for them to read which I do of course understand, so do not be worried if you cannot finish it! I have worked as...

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Excellent

“Do you care enough to care?”

published 29/04/2007

Helping people to stay at home, job satisfaction, ...

Can be very long hours and some at very short noti...

I was just being made redundant from a boring tedious job of picking and packing eggs. I had worked 7 yrs of weekends and bank holidays so I decided that I wanted to try something completely different. It wasn't a hard job but it involved alot of lifting. A friend told me about her job in a local...

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