Types of duties may include:
• observing, monitoring and recording patients’ conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respirations and weight
• communication with patients, relatives and carers
• assisting with clinical duties
• personal care including infection prevention and control, food, personal hygiene and overall reassurance, comfort and safety
• promoting positive mental/physical/nutritional health with patients
• checking and ordering supplies
HCA that can support registered nurses in the delivery of nursing care.
In a healthcare assistant role, you’re likely to carry out a number of duties from helping to feed and wash a patient, assist with testing urine or blood to perform ECG’s (with training).
You don’t need to have any formal qualifications to become a healthcare assistant, but what you do need to have is compassion for other people, the ability to learn on the job, and if you want to progress in the clinical field the relevant training. If you have these skill