Are there any hca out there

  1. Hi there i was wondering if there are any hca,s out there. My name is angie and i work on a under 65 rehab ward. I work within a MDT which works very well. I would love to hear from any others and swop stories
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  3. by   sofaraway04
    I work as a bank HCA to earn extra money. i work in my local community hospital and i really like it. Are you wanting to do your nurse training?
  4. by   Mr Jingles
    Hi Becks & Sofaraway, my tittle is Health & Social care Worker & I work in the community nursing people who have a terminal illness such as Huntingtons & MS. I'm not officially an HCA but I do look at myself as an extension of the HCA. I will be leaving in September to do my Access Course & then hopefully on to do my training............God I can't wait lol. Anyway sorry to babble on hope to catch you soon.

    Phil.
    Last edit by Mr Jingles on Feb 27, '05
  5. by   BECKS BABE 2
    Quote from Mr Jingles
    Hi Becks & Sofaraway, my tittle is Health & Social care Worker & I work in the community nursing people who have a terminal illness such as Huntingtons & MS. I'm not officially an HCA but I do look at myself as an extension of the HCA. I will be leaving in September to do my Access Course & then hopefully on to do my training............God I can't wait lol. Anyway sorry to babble on hope to catch you soon.

    Phil.
    Hi mr jingles and sofaraway, its nice to know there are some hca's on the site. No i do not want to do my training i am happy in the role that i am doing at the moment. I mentor all the new hca's that come on to our ward. I am pleased to hear that you are thinking of doing your training, good luck to you. I have just completed the nvq assessors course, so i think that will be my next step. Not at the moment thou as i enjoy all the hands on with the patients. Take care and good luck
  6. by   BECKS BABE 2
    Quote from sofaraway04
    I work as a bank HCA to earn extra money. i work in my local community hospital and i really like it. Are you wanting to do your nurse training?
    Hi there sofaraway i have just decided to go for my nurse training. I am hoping to be secondered on my ward. Just waiting to hear if i have missed the boat for this years intake. I believe i am able to do it. So wish me luck
  7. by   fairycakes
    Quote from BECKS BABE 2
    Hi there i was wondering if there are any hca,s out there. My name is angie and i work on a under 65 rehab ward. I work within a MDT which works very well. I would love to hear from any others and swop stories
    hiya becks well i spent 4 years as an hca on a thoracic medicine ward. then i got seconded to do my training and have just come to the end of that and about to start work as a d grade.................scary stuff!!
  8. by   suzanne4
    What is a HCA?
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from suzanne4
    What is a HCA?
    HCA = Health Care Assistant..... they through training can assist RN's with certain cares of a patient... wound dressings, bm monitoring plus other duties, job varies depending on requirements of hospital
  10. by   suzanne4
    Thank you................
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from suzanne4
    Thank you................
    your welcome
  12. by   sofaraway04
    becks, does where you are going have 2 intakes? my uni has a september and january intake, so if you are too late you dont have to wait a whole year. with being seconded how many shifts do you have to 'pay back' ?
  13. by   fairycakes
    Quote from sofaraway04
    becks, does where you are going have 2 intakes? my uni has a september and january intake, so if you are too late you dont have to wait a whole year. with being seconded how many shifts do you have to 'pay back' ?
    hi sofaraway in the trust i was seconded from i only have to stay within the trust for 12 months as a trained and then i've kept to the contract and can move elsewhere if i want to
  14. by   BECKS BABE 2
    Quote from sofaraway04
    becks, does where you are going have 2 intakes? my uni has a september and january intake, so if you are too late you dont have to wait a whole year. with being seconded how many shifts do you have to 'pay back' ?
    Hi there i am having second thoughts now not really sure if i want to do it on the ward that i am on. Ithink maybe i am just fed up at the moment with all the horrible shifts that i keep getting. If i do decide to go for it, it will be in september. I have just passed my NVQ assessors course so i might even give that a try. Monday to friday will suit me fine now. Take care

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