The auxiliary nurse " or healthcare assistant as the role is sometimes known " assists qualified healthcare professionals in their day to day work. They may look after patients in a number of ways, from feeding, washing and toileting them, as well as monitoring their condition by taking note of their temperature, pulse, weight and respirations.
Recruitment agencies that specialise in auxiliary nurse and healthcare assistant roles are listed on this page.
You may not necessarily need any qualifications to become an auxiliary nurse, but good GCSE grades and experience in working with people will help. One common method of entering the profession is by way of an apprenticeship. Once employed, an auxiliary nurse may obtain qualifications such as QCFs at level 2 or 3 in Clinical Healthcare Support or Healthcare Support Services " such as those accredited by CACHE, the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education.
Open University courses can also be undertaken, namely Healthcare Practice (and its Scottish equivalent, the Diploma of Higher Education (Dip HE) programme). These courses can lead to nursing qualifications.
Auxiliary nurses work at least 37.5 hours per week, and are commonly required to work shifts on weekends and evenings/nights. An auxiliary nurse in the NHS is paid approximately 14-15K. Pay in the private sector may be more or less than this, but will be comparable.
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Specialising in the healthcare industry, we provide high profile clients such as the Priory Group, Mencap and the NHS with the best staff from across the UK. With 31 years of experience, we are experts in supplying professionals for all health care positions including care, clinical and managerial roles. At Health Care HR, we address permanent and temporary vacancies with the ability to source and headhunt the candidates most suited to you.
Coverage UK wide
60 Roseville Road, Suite B, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 5DR
JT Recruit is a well respected local agency and we have a great deal of experience in recruiting the right person for you or finding the right job for you. What makes us different from a lot of our competitors is that we care about you!
With one of Scotlandís largest and most experienced recruitment teams, Brightwork have been able to supply high quality temporary and permanent staff to companies from start up SMEís to major multi-national Blue Chips.
209/211 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G2 5QY
We are a market-leading healthcare & Social care recruitment agency providing a professional & flexible service to a wide variety of public & private sector clients nationwide. Our high calibre, experienced candidates are fully referenced & available for all levels of Permanent, Interim & Fixed Term Contracts
Coverage UK wide
Suite 08 Dyke Road Mansions, 144 Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 5PA
Sarah Harvey Recruitment has been established for over 20 years specialising in Commercial, Technical, Healthcare and Executive recruitment. Based in Leamington, Sarah Harvey have developed a reputation as a hard working, honest and professional consultancy.
Meridian Health are trusted suppliers of quality staff to private sector organisations and the NHS . Awarded a place on Crown Commercial Service and accredited by the CSSIW and CQC, we provide tailored Health and Social Care staffing solutions to clients across the UK. Meridian commonly fills roles such as Registered Nurse, Care Home Assistant and Porters but can source professionals of all bands.
Quattro Recruitment Ltd is a specialist recruitment consultancy providing staffing services to customers across the FMCG, Industrial, Driving, Automotive and Commercial industry sectors. With a growing UK network of recruitment centres and service locations, we provide total coverage and peace of mind. We are committed to developing a partnership approach with all of our clients and candidates alike.
Routes Healthcare is able to offer a wide range of agency services, including Healthcare, Personalised Care and Permanent Placements, which includes personnel ranging from Nurses and Care Assistants, through to Support workers.
Coverage Northwest, North Yorkshire and surrounding areas
Professional Social Care Solutions are a specialist agency who are dedicated to saving you time when looking to make your next Health Care hire. We supply professionals for all positions in the industry, assessing each candidate before recommending them for roles within areas such as Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Prisons and General Practice. We tailor our service to all clients but never compromise on the quality of staff we provide.
Brookes Health Care Recruitment is one of the market leaders in the supply of temporary and permanent health and social care professionals of the highest quality. The key to our success is our understanding of the needs of both our clients and our applicants.
Coverage UK Wide
Kings Court, 17 School Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B28 8JG
We successfully recruit across the UK for all Health Care Opportunities including Nurse's, inc RMN/RNLD, Charge Nurse, Senior Management, Hospital Management, Home Managers, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Doctors plus many more areas within Healthcare. We are an approved provider of staff for over 30 nationwide healthcare providers covering over 2000 care homes, units, and hospitals.
The demands on the Health Care industry are greater than ever and Hammond Clarke understands the need to find the most competent staff in the field. Working with us affords clients access to over 10K active candidates as well as a wealth of industry knowledge to deliver for all Health Care positions. Supplying for the areas such as Mental Health, Nursing Homes and the NHS, we work nationwide with a specialist focus on the South East.
Coverage UK, Europe, Middle East and North America
Focusing our business exclusively in Healthcare gives Compass Associates a distinct advantage. This naturally allows us to be at the forefront of ever changing market trends and evolving legislation and means our consultants have an unrivalled depth of industry expertise and localised knowledge. Additionally all of our trained consultants have extensive recruitment experience and a genuine passion to help you.
1-5 58D High Street, Portsmouth, Cosham, Hampshire, PO6 3AG
Second Floor, Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 5AN
Established in 2002, Flexible Solutionz Limited aim to reduce YOUR recruitment costs by as much as 50% against traditional recruitment agencies. We are that confident we can deliver you the right candidate, we offer a 100% money back guarantee, protecting your investment from day one.
Coverage North West England
Springfield House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5BG
Team Support have a specialised Healthcare Division supplying into NHS and public sector contracts, private care homes, and specialised contracts.An established data base of candidates ensures our name as the number one choice in the Healthcare Industry for all of the Midlands and surrounding areas.
Coverage Midlands and surrounding areas.
The Jewellery Business Centre, 95 Spencer Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 6DA
Service Care Solutions supply social work, residential / domiciliary care, healthcare and substance misuse staff into temporary and permanent vacancies across the UK. We have specialist consultants in all areas. We have a large pool of available workers at very competitive rates.