Nursing Support and Personal Care Worker

Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers provide assistance, support and direct care to patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings.
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$1200 per week
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    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

    • Physically demanding
    • Irregular hours
    • 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

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