Working as a healthcare assistant (HCA) is both challenging and rewarding. You'll play an important role helping patients in their recovery.
Healthcare assistant, Mark Griffiths works at Broadmoor Hospital. His dedication to patient care and compassionate attitude has made him a valuable member of the team.
“It’s really great working with the team here – they’re a really amazing group of people. We always help each other out and everyone is there for one another. Obviously, you have good days and bad days, but when you have a good shift, it really reinforces why I love my job. Every day is really different - it’s about working with a great team and experiencing new things.
“I work on Canterbury ward which is a rehabilitation ward. I am able to work with the patients and really interact and motivate them, which is something I really enjoy about the ward environment. This can be having a general chit-chat about their day, or what they’re working on in therapy. It can even be just talking to them about what they are watching on TV in the day area.
“In the future, I’d really like to pursue a career in psychological therapy. I love working with people, talking to patients’ about their lives and their backgrounds. I just want to be able to help people in any way that I can, it’s a really fulfilling job.”
Build your career
We encourage learning and development for all our staff and have launched a new development and career pathway for our healthcare assistants so you can build on your existing knowledge.