Health Care Assistant - Essex

Location: Flexible Location

Contract Type: Permanent, Part-time

Closing Date: 05 December 2021

Salary: £9.64 per hour [Equal to £18,798 per annum pro rata]

Specific Hours: Zero hours employment contract

Health Care Assistant - Essex

Do you have the passion to deliver the best patient care through high quality and efficient services?

Do you enjoy being part of a busy team?

If yes, then keep reading!


An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic, organised and highly motivated Healthcare Assistants to work across the Community Centres in Essex.

About Health, a subsidiary of Totally plc's Planned Care Division, are recruiting a Healthcare Assistant on a  permanent basis who will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of care to meet individuals’ health and wellbeing needs. This role will involve providing chaperoning duties to dermatology consultation clinics, assisting in minor procedure clinics and preparing patients, equipment and materials appropriately for the activities to be undertaken.

This position would suit somebody who has a flexible approach to working and wants to learn more about dermatology and services provided.

Duties within the role:

  • Provide chaperoning duties to dermatology consultation clinics
  • Assist in minor procedure clinics*
  • Obtain consent from individuals before starting the tasks/activities*
  • Assisting patients during moving and handling
  • Assisting patients to mobilise and or achieve physical comfort
  • Supply and maintain equipment and supplies
  • Obtain consent from patients before starting the care programme.
  • Respect patients’ privacy, dignity, wishes and beliefs and minimise any necessary discomfort
  • Prepare patient, self, equipment and materials appropriately for the activity* to be undertaken
  • Complete the requirements of the Organisation’s induction programme.
  • Assess and identify current knowledge and skills to the demand of the job, with the help of others.


*These and other roles should only be undertaken once professionally assessed using NVQ level 3 health awards standards.

Successful applicants will need to have previous experience in an outpatient / GP setting / health setting. Ideal candidates will also have experience working within a busy service environment with excellent interpersonal & communication skills and the ability to prioritise their own workload.

Candidates will also need to be able to offer flexibility in their working hours in order to meet the needs of service. Being qualified with a NVQ Direct Care Level 2 or equivalent customer facing experience and previous experience of assisting minor procedures would be desirable but are not essential.

We offer a competitive salary, a vibrant working environment, flexible working hours and being part of a supportive and innovative team with scope for progression.

You will also have the benefit of the company’s contributory pension scheme. You will have the opportunity to opt-out of this if you choose to. We also offer you company sick pay*.

*Subject to terms and conditions.

Closing Date: 5th December 2021

Interviews Held: W/C 13th December 2021

For a full job description, further information about this role or to apply please contact the Recruitment team on 0300 013 4885 or via email at

Totally plc addresses the challenges of increased demand on healthcare services by delivering high-quality planned, urgent and insourced healthcare across the UK and Ireland.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


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