Healthcare Assistants

Band 3 Healthcare Assistant Jobs

You can start your nursing career by joining us as a Band 3 Healthcare Assistant and depending on your role and prior experience you can follow the Healthcare Assistant career pathway. 

Band 3 healthcare assistants are integral to the functioning of NHS Devon Partnership Trust’s healthcare systems. Positioned at the Band 3 level of the NHS pay scale, these roles encompass a wide range of responsibilities that contribute to the overall well-being of patients and the efficient operation of healthcare facilities.

Individuals working as Band 3 healthcare assistants are frontline caregivers, responsible for providing essential support to medical professionals. Their duties often involve monitoring vital signs, assisting with daily activities, and ensuring the cleanliness and hygiene of patient environments. Band 3 healthcare assistants play a crucial role in enhancing the overall patient experience by offering emotional support and companionship.

You’ll be fully supported to study whilst you work to gain the relevant qualification to move you along the pathway to becoming a Band 4 Assistant Practitioner, if you chose to continue to follow the pathway it can lead you to becoming a qualified Band 5 Staff Nurse.

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Working here

As a Band 3 Healthcare Assistant you play an essential role in supporting people’s recovery. On the ward you’ll be a named point of contact and spend the majority of your time with patients with the full back up of your team. You’ll be a valued member of our wider multi-disciplinary team, work in a supportive environment, have access to training and supervision and the opportunity to develop your career with us.There are also opportunities to work in our community teams.

Band 3 healthcare assistants are the backbone of patient care, promoting the smooth operation of healthcare facilities and fostering a supportive environment for both patients and medical professionals.

The Band 3 healthcare assistant job often serves as a stepping stone for those seeking to enter the healthcare industry. Every day is different and varied and there’s nothing better than getting feedback from the people who use our services about the difference you’ve made to their lives.

With opportunities for career development and progression, individuals in these roles can acquire valuable hands-on experience and may choose to pursue further education and specialisation in healthcare.

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““The other day all someone needed was a bit of praise to say how well they had done something. Just by me saying ‘Well done’ I’d never seen someone so happy and it made everything better for her for that day.””

Laney - Assistant Practitioner

Laney - Assistant Practitioner

““I've had a patient do artwork for me just to say thank you for being their nurse, it's things like that. Where I've actually made that difference, that day - it's wonderful and I love it.””

Lucy - Healthcare Assistant

Lucy - Healthcare Assistant

Our offer to you

Living here

Whether you like to work in the city, or prefer the draw of rural or beach locations, we have job opportunities in locations all over Devon to ensure you get the lifestyle you want.

We want to make sure you have a strong worklife balance and get the most out of your spare time, whether that’s walking your dog on the moors, having an ice cream at the beach or socialising in Exeter. There is something for everyone.

Our flexible working policy supports you to make the most out of living and working in this beautiful part of the country.

It really is a great place to work and a great place to live.

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“I just sit and look all over Exeter and feel a bit like the queen”

Lucy - Healthcare Assistant

“I've always know the Devon Partnership Trust and the location is brilliant, if you want to go to London you can get the train - just a couple of hours down the road and you're in London. You're near Bristol, you're near Cornwall - it's such a good spot to be in”

Jo - Senior Nurse Practitioner

Local information


Wherever you choose to work in Devon you’re guaranteed to love where you live. Rental properties start from £300 for a house share or £500 for your own place. Help to buy schemes and other initiatives are also available to you throughout Devon.

Famous for

Jack Russells. That’s right our four legged friend was born and bred in Devon and you're sure to see many Devonians with them walking the moors or by the sea.

Areas of interest

Plymouth Hoe is a favourite night time spot, especially in the summer. Exeter is also a great place to eat, shop, and enjoy yourself. Torquay is also a popular location for its beaches, night life and events.

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