General-Duty-Assistant

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Introduction

Qualifications Pack- General Duty Assistant

SECTOR: HEALTH
SUB-SECTOR: Allied Health & Paramedics
OCCUPATION: General Duty Assistant
REFERENCE ID: HSS/ Q 5101
ALIGNED TO: NCO-2004 / 3231.30
General Duty Assistant – Healthcare (GDA) are also known as “Nursing Care
Assistants”, “Nursing Assistant” , “Nursing Aides”, “Bedside Assistants” or
“Orderlies” when working in a hospital environment.
Brief Job Description: Individual on the job provides patient care and help
maintain a suitable environment. Some of the key responsibilities of the General
Duty Assistant are to provide patient’s daily care, patient’s comfort, patient’s
safety and patient’s health needs.

Personal Attributes:

This job requires the individual to work in collaboration
with Doctors and Nurses and other healthcare providers and deliver the
healthcare services as suggested by them. The individual should be result
oriented. The individual should also be able to demonstrate basic patient care
skills, communication skills and ethical behaviour. The individual should be
willing to work in wards or clinics in shifts.

General Duty Assistant

Qualifications Pack For General Duty Assistant

Qualifications Pack Code

HSS/Q 5101

Job Role

General Duty Assistant

Credits(NVEQF/NVQF/NSQF)

4

Version number

1

Industry

Health

Drafted on

12/05/13

Sub-sector

ALLIED HEALTH AND PARAMEDICS

Last reviewed on

22/05/13

Occupation

General Duty Assistant

Next review date

22/05/15

Assist nurse in bathing patient

Assist nurse in grooming the patient

Assist patient in dressing-up

Support individuals to eat and drink

Assist patient in maintaining normal elimination

Transferring patient within the hospital

Communicating appropriately with co-workers

Prevent and control infection

Assist nurse in performing procedures as instructed in the care plan

Assist nurse in observing and reporting change in patient condition

Assist nurse in measuring patient parameters accurately

Respo nd to patient’s c all

Clean medical equipment under supervision of nurse

Transport patient samples, drugs, patient documents and manage changing and transporting laundry/ linen on the floor

Carry out last office (death care)

Act within the limits of your competence and authority

Work effectively with others

Manage work to meet requirements

Maintain a safe, healthy and secure environment

Practice Code of conduct while performing duties

Follow biomedical waste disposal protocols

Follow infection control policies and procedures

Work effectively with others

Manage work to meet requirements