Healthcare Assistant Job Description


A healthcare assistant plays a vital role in caring for elderly and hospitalized patients. They make a real difference in someone’s quality of life. They support the medical staff in the ward and departments throughout the hospital. Under the supervision of qualified nursing staff, the healthcare assistant performs a wide range of duties. Some of their job duties include looking after the physical comfort of the patient, keeping the department clean and tidy, recording basic observations such as blood pressure and temperature, help patients to move, listen and talk to patients. The assistant needs to be friendly and confident with good interpersonal skills. They must possess good communication skills, listening skills, and physically able to lift patients.

Healthcare Assistant Job Titles:

  • Healthcare Assistant (Part-Time)
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Senior Patient Care Technician
  • Certified Nurse assistant

Healthcare Assistant Job Summary:

We are looking to hire a clinically certified healthcare assistant who is a multi-skilled professional and works under the direction and supervision of a licensed provider. The certified healthcare assistant should be trained to perform both administrative and clinical skills in the physician’s practices. They may not make any independent decisions regarding any patient care within the practice. They are responsible for treating a wide variety of patients from basic ailments to the most complex traumas. Under the supervision of a registered nurse, the healthcare assistant performs delegated functions as a member of a patient care team to provide a variety of services. These activities contribute to meeting the health care, safety, and comfort need of patients and perform according to all existing regulatory and hospital standards, policies, and procedures. They must ensure the highest quality of patient care and you will assist staff nurses in providing comprehensive attention to patients and families while working in an environment that commands clinical excellence every day.

Healthcare Assistant Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Cleaning and sterilizing the equipment and working area
  • Administer medications, immunization, and other patient services under the direction and supervision of a physician. Assist in minor surgical procedures
  • Assist with the education of patient as directed by the physician
  • Contact patients as needed to give testing results instruction from the physician and schedule necessary visits.
  • Answer phone calls and perform various lab function as needed
  • Consistently exhibit behavior that exemplifies our coral values
  • Administer in therapeutic procedures as directed
  • Provide direct patient care including gathering a detailed history and performing physical exams
  • Housekeeping for lab space including the common area, freezer, and cold room

Healthcare Assistant Skills and Qualification:

  • High school, diploma or GED
  • Previous patient care experience as designated by work area
  • Must possess a minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar field
  • A critical thinker and outstanding analytical abilities
  • Punctual, reliable and must have strong communication skill
  • Strong verbal and oral communication skills
  • Able to respect the confidentiality of patient information
  • Excellent attention to details
  • CPR validation within 3 months of hire
  • Physical effort specified by position physical requirement and occupational exposure form
  • Great customer service skill and proficiency in data management

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