Health care assistants

Role Responsibilities

  • Providing care, support and treatment to patients and residents of medical, rehabilitative and residential care facilities according to treatment plans established by medical, nursing and other health professionals
  • Assisting patients with personal and therapeutic care needs such as personal hygiene, feeding, dressing, physical mobility and exercise, communication, taking oral medications and changing dressings
  • Positioning, lifting and turning patients and transporting them in wheelchairs or on movable beds
  • Maintaining patients' environmental hygiene standards, such as cleaning patient rooms and changing bed linen
  • Providing massage and other non-pharmacological pain relief measures, such as during pregnancy and labour
  • Observing patients’ condition, responses and behaviour and reporting changes to a health professional

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