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Healthcare Assistant Practitioner (Nursing)

Portland Hospital – London
Full time
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Role: Paediatric Healthcare Assistant

Site: The Portland Hospital for Women & Children-London

Full time permanent: (37.5hrs pw) – including an average of two alternate weekends

Salary:  Competitive + Benefits (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development) 

Please note only applicants with previous Paediatric Healthcare Assistant experience will be shortlisted for this role.

We’re looking for a Paediatric/Adult Healthcare Assistant to join our Outpatient team at The Portland Hospital, currently rated “Good” by the CQC.

The Portland Hospital is the only independent hospital in the UK entirely dedicated to women and children. Our inpatient and outpatient specialties reflect this, providing clinical expertise in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Women`s Health.

As a Healthcare Assistant Practitioner, you will be involved with working with Nurses, Consultants and other Healthcare professionals. Ideally the successfully candidate will hold previous paediatric or Adult experience.

This is a unique opportunity to join an excellent department delivering care variety of patients, at The Portland Hospital.

You will also be expected to carry out a range of key administrative tasks, stock control, rotation of stock and liaising with the stock materials team, chaperoning of patients. The successful candidate will work alongside the plastics nurses and CNS for plastics, and given an opportunity to be involved in wound management/dressings of wounds/following up patients etc.

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:

· Experience working as a Healthcare Assistant in a Paediatric department

· Excellent customer care skills

· Good time management skills

· Ability to work well as a team with staff at all levels

· Excellent team working


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.

For more information get in touch with Tracy directly.


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