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$1,200 per week
Moderate

Overview

Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers provide assistance, support and direct care to patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings.

Day-to-day

  • assisting patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating
  • assisting patients with their mobility and communication needs
  • participating in planning the care of individuals
  • following therapy plans such as interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems
  • observing and reporting changes in patients' condition, and reporting complaints about care
  • assisting with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivering medications
  • providing direct support and assistance to therapists.

Considerations

  • irregular hours
  • physically demanding
  • stressful.

To become a Nursing Support and Personal Care Worker

  • You can work as a Nursing Support or Personal Care Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

    Take a Diploma of Nursing

Skills employers are looking for

  • Caregiving

  • Communication Skills

  • First Aid

  • Home Care

  • Organisational Skills

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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