Medical Caretaker

Medical Attendant

Healthcare Assistant

Minimum ?B.Sc. (Nursing)

Minimum 6 months of internship required

The tasks a

Nurse, Generalis expected to perform include:

Providing bedside care in cases of illness

Assisting Physician in examination and operation of patient and performing other nursing tasks

Maintaining record ofpatients?treatment, temperature, respiration, pulse rate, nourishment, progress, etc.

Administering medicines and injections, as prescribed

Dressing wounds andrenderingfirst aid

Observing and reporting to Physician or Surgeonabout themental, physical and emotional condition of patients

Preparing patients for examination or operation and helping to maintain healthy and hygienic environment for patients

Taking preventive measures to check spread of communicable diseases in the ward

Skilled in using injections and providing medicine to patients

Knowledge of hygiene measures to be maintained around a patient

Skilled in providing first?aid

Basic knowledge of equipment related tocardiological, pulmonary, neurological, etc.treatment

Ability to handle critical and emergency situations

Proficientfollowinginstructions given by the


Knowledge of patient profiling i.e. taking vital parameters

Skilled in assisting

Doctors/Consultantsin routine patient consultations and any related procedure

Proficient in counselling patients

Knowledge of handling and assisting in ECG, TMT assessment

Skilled in drawing blood samples in absence of


Efficient in supporting end to end clinical operations like attending patients, MIS reports, handling telephone calls for patients andprovidingsupport to other staff members

Proficient in observing, assessing and recording symptoms, reactions and progress of patients

Not applicable



Good communication skills






It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL)

This job is not considered hazardous/dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers - INR10,000 to INR 20,000 per monthFor candidates with 4 5 years of experience INR30,000 to INR40,000 (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Healthcare Sector in India

According to IBEF, the Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well as private players.The Indian Healthcare sector grew from$45 billionin 2008 to$81 billionin 2014 and is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020. This sector has emerged as one of the largest service sectors with an estimated revenue of around $ 30 billion constituting 5% of GDP.

With increasing healthcare awareness among the masses and general development of medical services the scope for nursing professionals in this field is widening at a fast rate. This career is growing in India as well as abroad. The employment opportunities for Nurse, General are on a rise in both, government and private sector. Also, a qualified Nurse can take up private independent assignments of healthcare for persons who need their services during the time of recovery after any ailment.




Cities and towns across India