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Healthcare Assistant - Oncology / Haematology

HCA UK at UCH – London
Full time
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Role: Healthcare Assistant – Oncology / Haematology
Town / Site: London / HCA @ UCH,
Full time: Monday – Sunday 37.5 hours per week
Shift times: Long days, nights
Permanent: Yes 
Salary: £25.000K – £28.708K plus 9% shift enhancement

We’re looking for a Healthcare Assistant to join our Oncology and Haematology team HCA @ UCH currently rated “Outstanding” by the CQC. We are a 43 bedded unit specialising in various haematology and oncology conditions, such as leukaemia, multiple myeloma and sarcoma.

As a Healthcare Assistant your responsibilities will include working under the supervision of the clinical team, to assist with nursing, medical and clerical duties in the provision of direct and indirect patient care and associated general duties ensuring an efficient service at all times.  

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  
  • Good Clinical Skills in Phlebotomy desirable   
  • Previous experience working in Cancer Care desirable 
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in English verbally and written 
  • Carry out observations, investigations and treatments as required
  • Report any concerns to the nurse in charge
  • Ensure all charges are captured
  • Recognise own limitations and request assistance as necessary


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.


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