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I am a practice nurse and have been asked to help recruit a healthcare assistant for the surgery. I'm not sure where to start; do you have any advice on this?

For many people recruiting and interviewing is a very traumatic process. However, with a little bit of planning and a little bit of thought it can be both a rewarding and enjoyable experience. The practicalities are quite detailed but here are the key elements which cover four questions:

• What will this person be doing?

• What skills must he/she have?

• How will we pick him/her?

•What else should we do?

What will this person be doing?

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