Nursing Care Assistants

Nursing Assistant

Nursing Aides

Bedside Assistants Orderlies

Minimum ?5th but 8thstandard is also considered in certain situations

Certified training for General Duty Assistant (programme aligned to HSS/Q 5101 released by Healthcare Sector Skill Council)

Preferred relevant work experience

The tasks a General Duty Assistant is expected to perform include: Overlooking patientsdaily care, comfort, safety and health needs

Maintaining a suitable environment for patients

Ensuring a healthy and well-balanced diet is fed to the patients

Knowledge of how to drape and undrape patients

Knowledge of equipment like wheelchairs, stretchers, catheters, etc.Well versed with the cleaning procedures to control any type of infection

Proficiency in performing back rubs

Well versed with the grooming needs to be provided to patients like shaving, brushing, finger care, etc.

Knowledge of different types of baths like complete bed-bath, partial bath, tub bath, etc.Adept with the procedures of reporting something that is clinically important

Well versed with the measurement and recording of food intake

Good team player

Service and result-oriented Compassionate and caring

Good communication skills

Ability to think critically Ethical behaviour

It is not a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work maybe available

Need not handle a team

Travelling may or may not be a part of the job

Working hours

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

Shift system may be available Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include possibility of contracting infectious diseases, injuries, stress, etc.Health risks include exposure to needles, chemicals, etc.

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 7,000 per month For candidates with 1-2 yearsexperience - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Medical Tourism and Certification/Accreditation of Medical Institutions

As covered earlier, medical tourism is being widely promoted by the Indian government. Certification/Accreditation of medical institutions definitely play a large role in attracting foreign nationals to Indian hospitals for treatment. With healthcare delivery players in the private sector vying for a share of international medical tourists, there is bound to be an increase in the number of medical institutions being certified/accredited.

Developments and Newer Areas of Medicine

Combined with the required increase in the density of medical professionals per 1,000 persons, as well as the projected increase in population, significant capacity and skill development is required in the following areas:



Technicians and paramedics

Among the areas outlined above, the requirement of nurses, technicians and paramedics account for over 75% of the incremental human resource requirement.

General Duty Assistants assist the nurses and other healthcare officials, making them crucial members of the healthcare sector.

Large hospitals across India

Medical research institutes across India

Public and private hospitals

Clinics across the India

Will be updated

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Govt. College of Nursing Thrissur

Aachariya Technologies

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