Healthcare assistants (HCAs) are invaluable members of our multi-disciplinary teams – providing high quality care across the Trust.

Our HCAs carry out a wide range of duties – working with service users and their carers to support and encourage them on their journey to recovery; helping them to build their confidence and independence and providing practical and caring support.

We are always looking at ways to further develop our HCAs to enable them to help with a wider range of duties and develop their careers. One recent initiative is a new training pathway, training HCAs to become qualified nursing associates once they’ve completed a two-year training programme. This is proving to be an exciting option – providing our HCAs with a great skills mix, fantastic career progression, and a qualification recognised by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).

Other training and development opportunities are also available, including the chance to study for qualifications such as a Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support or help for those who, for example, want to become a qualified Registered Nurse specialising in mental health or learning disabilities.

We are looking for passionate people who really want to help empower and enable our service users – working closely with them to continuously improve the care we deliver. If you would like to find out more about working as a healthcare assistant with us, go to our jobs listing.