1,136 Care Assistant jobs in Manchester City Centre

Those who long to work in the healthcare industry, but have little medical knowledge, may find a care assistant role to be an exciting new challenge. While working as a care assistant in Manchester city centre you will be responsible for the primary care of patients, helping them to do things like wash and dress. 

The Greater Manchester area has been settled since the first century. Situated in the north west of England, this charming city now sports a population greater than 550,000 people. As such, there are plenty of care assistant employers in Manchester city centre and the surrounding area, both in the NHS and privately run. 

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Successful applicants to care assistant jobs in Manchester city centre will work closely with patients. They may work in a care home, in a hospital or other medical facility. A care assistant’s role is to ensure good quality of care is given to clients at all times. They are responsible for feeding, hydrating, and washing patients. They may even visit those with special needs to provide care at home. 

There might be a need to handle basic admin duties in keeping patient care records. Similarly, you may need to help your client to carry out these tasks themselves. In some cases, working as a care assistant in Manchester city centre means you will be working in a team with other healthcare professionals. In other cases, you may be working alone. 

There are no defined qualifications needed for this role. Care assistant employers in Manchester city centre may ask for previous experience in a similar role. They might want a BTEC or NVQ in Healthcare or ask for good GSCE grades in maths and English. Communication skills are their top priority when hiring for clinical care assistant jobs.  

It is important that you are fit enough to help move patients from chairs into beds, or from beds into bathing facilities. You must be positive and friendly in nature and have the patient’s care at the centre of all that you do. Care assistant jobs in Manchester are always patient focused, so you will be expected to work to a high standard to maintain a duty of care. 

When deciding whether or not working as a care assistant in Manchester city centre is the right role for you, consider the following positives: 

  • Visiting carers have flexible working hours that can fit in around their own lives 
  • You will make a positive difference to your client’s lives 
  • Some jobs might be live-in 
  • The average salary for care assistant jobs in Manchester city centre is around £19,000 

While the reasons for working as a care assistant in the Greater Manchester area might be attractive, there are also reasons why it is not right for you. Visiting carers spend a lot of time traveling between clients, while those that work in hospitals and homes have to deal with the occasional death of a client. Although live-in roles supply you with a rented room, you might struggle to get days off. 

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