Job Definition

  • providing care, support and treatment to patients and residents of medical, rehabilitative and residential care facilities as per 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

    Educational level

    • Skilled