The average hourly pay for a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) in United Kingdom is £8.10.
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Job Description for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)
Patient care aides work with patients under the direct supervision of health care professionals, such as doctors or nurses. They help patients with tasks such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They also assist with taking patients' temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. Additionally, they assist with preparing and administering medications, collecting specimens for lab tests, monitoring patients, and recording treatment. They often communicate with patients often so that they can…Read more
Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Tasks
- Provide basic patient care under the direction of a nursing staff.
- Assist patients with daily activities including feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, mobility, changing linens, and taking medication.
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Popular Skills for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)
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Skills in Home Health/Home Care, Long Term Care, Acute Care and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Elder Care.
Pay by Experience Level for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)
An entry-level Patient Care Assistant (PCA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £7.70 based on 38 salaries. An early career Patient Care Assistant (PCA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.92 based on 152 salaries. A mid-career Patient Care Assistant (PCA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.16 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Patient Care Assistant (PCA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.32 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £8.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Patient Care Assistant (PCA) in their job title in Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow earn an average of 4.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Nottingham, England: Nottinghamshire (2.1% more) and London, England: London (1.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Blackpool, England: Lancashire (7.5% less), Birmingham, England: West Midlands (7.4% less) and Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast (2.8% less).
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