If you have a caring nature and want to make a difference to people’s lives, helping patients with their day to day care either in their own homes or in hospitals, care centre’s etc.
Usually you do not require any specific training or qualifications to enter into this role, however once in this role it is normal to begin doing NVQ qualifications related to healthcare to improve your skills and learn on the job.
The role of a Healthcare Assistant isn’t very glamorous and can sometimes require a strong physical and mental attitude as it can be upsetting or messy depending on the situation. In some cases you could be the only friendly face that person sees all day so it is important to be welcoming and nice to all patients.
If you are looking for an example cover letter before you apply for a role you have seen advertised, please see below example:
Cover Letter: Healthcare Assistant
Application for the role of Healthcare Assistant
I have just seen your advert for a Healthcare Assistant position within your company and I would like to apply for this role.
(Have you any previous related experience that you could put in here as an opening sentence or have you ever looked after a family member and can draw upon that experience?)
I have always had a kind and caring nature and enjoy making a difference to people’s lives and like to make people feel better when they are at a vulnerable period in their lives.
I feel that I am very hardworking and methodical in my approach to work and would be keen to learn more about healthcare that would help in my role and gaining experience.
I am very organised and dedicated person with excellent time management skills and I am now seeking a long term career as a Healthcare Assistant and have enclosed my
CV for you to look at my experience in detail.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
I look forward to hearing from you.