70-Health care assistants
Health care assistants
Involves direct working relationships with patients and participation as a member of the treatment or nursing care team in direct service to patients to provide assistance, support and care to patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings.
Health care assistants provide direct personal care and assistance with activities of daily living to patients and residents in a variety of health care environments such as hospitals, clinics, and residential nursing care facilities. They generally work in implementation of established care plans and practices, and under the direct supervision of medical, nursing or other health professionals or associate professionals.
Job activities and tasks include:
- 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
- may also include: assisting doctors and nurses in the care and treatment of the ill receiving medical, surgical, psychiatric, or outpatient treatment; (ii) assisting surgeons or nurses in operating rooms by performing ?scrub? technician duties; (iii) assisting obstetricians or nurses in delivery rooms by observing the patient in labour and assisting with delivery by washing and charting the newborn; (iv) assisting in premature andregular nurseries by observing infants and caring for them; and (vi) assist doctors and nurses in ambulatory care units by setting up examination rooms
Knowledge of laws of the UAE and specific Emirates related to health services and more general subjects including cultural systems
Often undertake shift work in hospitals, clinics, rest homes, hospices and nursing homes. May be required to lift and move patients, or do household work. That may need to be on their feet for most of the day in attending to patients. As well, they may also be exposed to infectious diseases and come in contact with body fluids. The may be required to travel locally to patients? homes, and may sometimes be required to stay overnight to provide patient care at their home.
Secondary School Certificate or Diploma/Associate degree in health care support, nursing assistant or related field, higher qualification or equivalent.!!
3 years and above
SEHA, Al Mafraq Hospital, Cornish Hospital, Dubai Hospital (Dubai Government DOHMS), Rashid Hospital (Dubai Government DOHMS), Al Baraha Hospital (Ministry of Health), Al Amal Hospital (Ministry of Health), Ruwais Hospital (Ruwais - (Private)), Al Ain Hospital, Mubadala Health Care
Above the industry average
Examples of job titles:
Birth assistant (clinic or hospital) - Nursing aide (clinic or hospital) - Patient care assistant - Psychiatric aid
Examples of some related occupations:
Nurse (professional) - Nurse (associate professional) - Ambulance worker - Nursing aide (home)