Patient care assistants are professional individual that are well trained and equipped to deal with the challenging tasks of handling patients that maybe dealing with a terminal illness or require special care more than an ordinary individual can provide.
They perform a number of tasks such as taking vital signs, assisting with daily living activities, observing patients and charting changes in their health or behavior, escorting patients and obtaining lab specimens, they may work in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics or other health care settings.
Patient care assistants Care usually responsible for providing support services to meet patients’ needs which can include catering and transferring patients internally within hospital or health care environment.
DUTIES OF A PATIENTS CARE ASSISTANT
• Cleaning patients environment.
• Assist with lifting, turning and repositioning patients
• Making beds and organising the patients space
• Providing equipment to ward/bed areas e.g. intravenous poles
• Transport patients
• Hygiene e.g. bathing, brushing
• Low impact exercising
Teheca PCAs work as a team with excellent communication skills and work under supervision and highly maintain patient confidentiality with a friendly and care approach. PCAs at Teheca work in shifts so as to deliver the best patient centred care