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Healthcare assistants (HCAs) are a vital part of the medical team. Many students chose to do this as a gap year job prior to starting a medical or nursing degree or while deciding where they want their life to go.
Where can I be a healthcare assistant?
There are various places you can be a HCA. The main ones though are Care Homes, Hospitals and Hospices. HCAs work in all areas of the hospital, from on the wards to in theatres.
Duties of a HCA
Your duties as a HCA will vary from place to place.