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Healthcare assistant - Endoscopy

HCA Healthcare UK
London (Central)
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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  • Job Description
    Healthcare Assistant  - Endoscopy
  • Salary: From £22,406 to £23,576 per annum dependent on experience, (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development)
  • London, The Princess Grace Hospital
  • Permanent, Full Time, 37.5 Hrs Per week, Monday - Friday
  • We’re looking for a Healthcare Assistant to join our Endoscopy team 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 inpatient, 21 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.   

    The hospital also has a several specialised centres, including; The London Breast Institute, recognised as one of the best private breast screening and diagnostic treatment centres in the UK; the London Digestive Centre, a highly specialised outpatient facility offering diagnoses and treatments for all conditions of the stomach, small and large intestines, liver, pancreas, and bile ducts; and The Institute of Sport Exercise and Health, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to sport and exercise medicine.  


    As a Healthcare Assistant, you will be responsible for providing skilled clinical assistance to the nursing and medical teams. The successful candidate will participate in the assessment of patient care needs and implement and maintain the agreed standards of care.

    Further assisting with both patient and non-patient manual handling, cleaning duties and waste disposal, re-stocking and ensuring the ward is tidy.

    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Assisting in the provision of care to patients so as to ensure their comfort/safety needs are identified, whilst ensuring cultural and religious beliefs are taken into consideration.

    • Reporting to nurses any problems arising out of conversations with patients and acting as the patient advocate at all times. 

    • Preparing dressing/procedures under the direction of the clinical team and for which instruction has been given 

    • Assisting nursing and medical staff when required with different procedures with supervision and competency. 

    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:

    • Minimum NVQ level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care is desirable 

    • Experience working as a Healthcare Assistant 

    • Experience in Endoscopy environment will be an advantage 

    • Experience of working with members of the public is essential 

    • Must be able to effectively communicate in English verbally and written 

    Why HCA UK?

    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.


HCA Healthcare Over 50 years of creating a healthier tomorrow.   

Today HCA is the largest private healthcare provider in the world, and the largest provider of privately funded healthcare in the U.K. A world-class network of over 30 facilities in London, Manchester, Wilmslow, Glasgow and Prestatyn, with its latest venture opening in Birmingham in 2024.  Uniquely we also partner with the NHS to provide care within large NHS teaching hospitals. No other U.K. provider can match our global scale, breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise. We treat 27 million people each year across our global network, and many of our hospitals are rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. Covering virtually all aspects of medicine from prevention and diagnosis through to treatment and aftercare in both our Primary and Secondary Care Divisions. Cardiac and Cancer Care, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, Urgent Care, GP and Health screening to Obstetrics, IVF and Maternity care, to name a few.   

We can promise by joining the HCA family, you will learn from experts in every department, and your opportunities will be endless. You will be empowered to achieve more in your career and will be provided with outstanding rewards and development support to match the level of care we are famed for.  

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