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423311 - Hospital Orderly

Description

Assists with the provision of care to patients in a hospital by ensuring wards are neat and tidy, lifting and turning patients and transporting them in wheelchairs or on movable beds, and providing direct care and support.

Skill Level

4

Alternative Titles

    • Patient Services Assistant
    • Wardsperson

Skills Assessment Authority

Caveats

No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 4233 Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers

Description

provide assistance, support and direct care to patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings.

Tasks

    • assisting patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating
    • assisting patients with their mobility and communication needs
    • participating in planning the care of individuals
    • following therapy plans such as interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems
    • observing and reporting changes in patients' condition, and reporting complaints about care
    • assisting with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivering medications
    • providing direct support and assistance to therapists

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. Note: some roles within this unit group are at ANZSCO Skill Level 3.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations in this Group

    • 423311 Hospital Orderly
    • 423312 Nursing Support Worker
    • 423313 Personal Care Assistant
    • 423314 Therapy Aide

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