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Kauvery Hospital - Patient Care Assistant (0-2 yrs)

Chennai Job Code: 21579

Job Description :

Patient Care Assistant Job Description :

A patient care assistant provides basic medical and personal care to patients in a clinical setting. Part of the job description for a patient care assistant could include taking vital signs and charting medical information.

Position Description :

- Under the guidance of a registered nurse, a patient care assistant will care for and comfort individuals who are ill, undergoing surgery or disabled.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Patient Care Assistant :

- Takes vital signs and records this information on a medical chart

- Assists with the collection of lab specimens

- Transports patients to and from operating rooms, laboratories, and examining rooms

- Helps with bathing and grooming tasks

- Assists patients who need help walking or standing

- Communicates a patient's needs to nurses and doctors as appropriate

- Feeds patients, ensuring that any special dietary needs are strictly adhered to

- Aids people in the use of any medical devices and equipment required for their specific condition

- Assists individuals with taking medication when needed

- Lifts patients in order to move them and prevent bedsores

- Updates relief workers on any unusual situations that may need to be addressed during their shift

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

- Has strong knowledge of medical terminology, diseases, and procedures

- Understands basic first aid and CPR, and is capable of administering them if need be

- Demonstrates a personal interest in the health and well-being of others

- Is willing to place the needs of others first

- Has the ability to work without supervision

- Is able to maintain patient confidentiality

- Possesses good time management skills

- Has good physical strength and stamina

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