Difference between healthcare assistant and support worker?

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Hi, I applied for a job that was advertised as ‘bank healthcare assistant’ and I have been accepted and sent through new starter forms etc but the job title on these say ‘bank support worker’. I’m a bit confused, is support worker just another name for a HCA? I just thought it was strange that it was advertised as one job title but is now being called something else.
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Bank is, you work when you are needed or when you are available. However, the role is exactly the same

It’s just another name for a zero hour contract
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(Original post by Kelsey993)
Hi, I applied for a job that was advertised as ‘bank healthcare assistant’ and I have been accepted and sent through new starter forms etc but the job title on these say ‘bank support worker’. I’m a bit confused, is support worker just another name for a HCA? I just thought it was strange that it was advertised as one job title but is now being called something else.
Hey!

I understand your confusion. I am referred to as a support worker and healthcare assistant apparently interchangeably. I guess it depends on the context you work in. I work in a hospital and these roles are one and the same. However, a HCA working in a GP surgery would have a very different role to a community support worker.

Ultimately, it sounds like they are the same thing in your case!

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(Original post by Kelsey993)
Hi, I applied for a job that was advertised as ‘bank healthcare assistant’ and I have been accepted and sent through new starter forms etc but the job title on these say ‘bank support worker’. I’m a bit confused, is support worker just another name for a HCA? I just thought it was strange that it was advertised as one job title but is now being called something else.
Yes, it's the same thing.
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