Healthcare Assistant - General Surgery

HCA Healthcare UK
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United Kingdom
£25,000 - £28,708 GBP yearly

Role: Healthcare Assistant – Surgical  
Town / Site:
London: The Princess Grace Hospital, 42-52 Nottingham Pl, Marylebone, London W1U 5NY
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Shift times: 11.5 hours, long days, nights and weekends
£25,000 - £28,708.00 plus 9% enhancement

We’re looking for a Healthcare Assistant to join our General Surgical Teams at The Princess Grace Hospital, currently rated “Good” by the CQC. Situated in the heart of London's world-renowned medical district, The Princess Grace Hospital is recognised as one of the best-equipped multidisciplinary private hospitals in the capital. Our dedicated and highly trained team is committed to delivering an exemplary standard of clinical care across all specialties. 

The Princess Grace Hospital has 127 registered beds, including 90 inpatient21 day case, 8 endoscopy, an urgent care unit and a Level 3 intensive care unit containing 9 beds, with 24-hour consultant cover and a high dependency unit.  

As the Healthcare Assistant working for the General Surgical Ward, you will be working with a Multidisciplinary team and looking after patients from different specialities such as Urology, Gynaecology, Gastroenterology / Hepatobiliary / Colorectal, and ENT, to name a few. As the Healthcare Assistant, you will be working under the direction of the registered nurses or the Nurse in Charge and will carry out tasks, such as but not limited to, vital signs taking, performing investigations such as a bladder scan or an ECG and other basic treatments such as first aid or management of simple wounds and dressings. You will also be in charge of attending to the patients’ needs, changing linen on a daily basis and ensuring that the working environment is tidy and organised. In line with keeping the environment safe, you will also be undertaking audits within the remit of your roles and responsibilities. You will also oversee chaperoning of patients and assist medical staff with day to day duties. 

At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others.  

What you’ll bring:

  • Phlebotomy – Desirable
  • Previous Healthcare Assistant experience within a hospital setting is desirable
  • NVQ in Health and Social Care is desirable


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Healthcare Assistant you’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you
  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals
  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service
  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme
  • Group Life Assurance from day one
  • Critical illness cover
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland
  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you
  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.