Basic Care AssistantNational University Hospital
Primary Responsibilities and Duties (80%) 1.1. Assists the Registered Nurses/ Enrolled Nurses in providing basic care planned for patients: • Changes bed linen and makes up beds. • Dresses and assists with personal hygiene of patients. • Attends to skin care of helpless and immobile patients with stable conditions. • Assists with lifting, moving and transporting patients. • Serves diet/ removes meal trays. • Helps patients with good swallowing reflexes and able to drink and eat normally (and no contraindications for oral feeding) with their drinking/ eating. 1.2. Assists Registered Nurses/ Enrolled Nurses to observe general condition of patients and reports observations (usual and unusual) to the nurse-in-charge e.g. behaviour. 1.3. Gives and removes bedpans and urinals for patients. 1.4. Assists the Registered Nurses/ Enrolled Nurses in treatment under supervision: • Applies cold compress and carries out tepid sponging. 1.5. Assists with general duties: • Answers call bells and gives assistance within constraint of his/ her responsibilities. • Engages patients in conversation to allay anxiety and helps them to settle in. Secondary Responsibilities and Duties (20%) • Performs other duties assigned by Nurse Manager/ Senior Nurse Manager.
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