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Healthcare Assistant at Cedarcrest Hospitals

Healthcare Assistant

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification Secondary School (SSCE)
  • Experience None
  • Location Niger
  • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp

Code: HJ00001
Location: Jebba, Niger State

The Role

  • Reporting to the Principal Nursing Officer, the Healthcare Assistant 1 will be responsible for aiding nurses and physicians with patient care and administrative duties, looking after the physical comfort of patients, taking and recording basic observations such as blood pressure and temperature, and carrying out a wide range of duties to care for, support, and provide information to patients and their families.
  • This role holder will maintain safe space, and sanitize areas for patients. The incumbent will aide in patient care by looking out for the physical comfort of patients by, washing them, emptying bedpans, assisting them to eat. Additionally they will also provide emotional support by listening and engaging with patients, and putting them at ease in discomfort and ultimately support the medical staff and patients in wards and departments throughout the hospital.

Responsibilities

  • Helping patients to undertake personal tasks, including washing, showering, and using the toilet
  • Serving food to patients and helping them to eat if they are physically weak
  • Changing dirty sheets and bedding
  • Ensuring that supplies and medical equipment are replenished adequately.
  • Talking to patients to ease loneliness and feelings of isolation
  • Listening to the particular needs of patients and acting on these needs as appropriate
  • Turning patients who are required to spend a lot of time in bed, in order to avoid bed sores
  • Helping patients to move around their environment and to feel comfortable in their own homes or in hospital. This involves keeping their living area extremely clean and tidy
  • Improving the mobility of patients
  • Giving out and collecting bedpans
  • Ensuring that supplies of medical equipment are replenished
  • Taking the temperature of the patient
  • Recording the temperature of the patient
  • Notifying healthcare professionals if temperatures, pulse rates, or respiration rates seem abnormal or worrying
  • Setting up equipment needed by healthcare professionals
  • Assisting the healthcare professional whilst they administer therapy or treatment
  • Ensuring that the patient is comfortable whilst the therapy or treatment is being administered

Qualifications

  • WASC Certificate or equivalent
  • Certificate in Junior Community Extension Works {JCHEW} is an added advantage
  • Strong desire to help people and improve their daily lives
  • One to Two years’ experience in a hospital environment
  • Compassionate and sensitive to a patients’ needs and concerns
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibits patience and understanding
  • Excellent team player
  • Encouraging to patients and staff; able to mentor and lead
  • Able to organize and manage large amounts of files, tasks, schedules, and information
  • Able to perform clerical duties, maintaining files and confidential information, organizing documents as needed
  • Basic Life Support certification preferred

Special Conditions

  • Employment is contingent on passing a medical screening conducted by the hospital
  • Employee will be subject to various testing including but not limited to drug and medical testing throughout the tenure of their employment
  • Employee will be required to do heavy lifting of 22kg and more, as well as standing for long periods of time.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: [email protected] using Position Title and Code as the subject of their email application.