What is a Healthcare assistant?
Healthcare Assistants normally work within a range of NHS hospital or community settings under the guidance of healthcare professionals. The nature of this role varies depending upon the area of work. A Healthcare assistant could be working with nurses in a hospital or midwives in a maternity service. Healthcare assistant’s main work is to help healthcare professionals to care for the patients. They may work in a hospital environment alongside nurses and doctors or also in the home of a patient.
Healthcare Assistant’s role
Healthcare assistants are responsible for assisting healthcare professionals in treating the patients in hospital or at home. This job can be extremely varied as the healthcare professionals who require the services of a healthcare assistant range from doctors to nurses, and from midwives to radiologists. The job of a healthcare assistant is kind of similar with that performed by a nurse but healthcare assistants are not allowed to administer or prescribe medication or perform complex nursing procedures.
The post of Health Assistant is very common at various government run hospitals, health centers, medical education institutions, ESIC and CGHS, different municipal health centers, different health related projects or various health and hygiene related campaigns, etc. within the country. The appointment on Health Assistant post is done as a Group ‘D’ personnel. Where a Health Assistant is posted his duty is to spread awareness to the people about public health programs, and developments, etc. Role of a Health Assistant is very critical when it comes to making people aware of the government health schemes and health services and how they can get the benefit of these schemes.
Healthcare Assistants must be thoroughly versed in a number of care and medical techniques and processes. They must be informed about the most recent care techniques and processes available and should always be looking for various ways to improve their skills and knowledge. Some common duties and responsibilities performed by a healthcare assistant include:-
Healthcare Assistant skills and qualifications
Healthcare Assistants must be able to show understanding and empathy to the patients they care for. A successful Healthcare Assistant should have various skills and qualifications that include:
To become a Health Assistant a person needs to have qualified senior secondary (12th) with Science (Biology) stream. In addition to this the person must have completed a Certificate Course in Multi Purpose Health Assistant Training Course.
Salary Structure of Health Assistant
For the post of Health Assistant in a government organization, a salary is given according to the Pay Matrix that varies from Rs. 18,400 to 55,410/- of the Seventh Pay Commission. In private organization, the salary varies around 3-4 lakh per annum.
MNG Healthcare – About us
MNG Healthcare is the leading Nursing Practical training institute in Kolkata & West Bengal. Where we provide tuition & coaching on anatomy, physiology, psychology, microbiology, biochemistry, nutrition, health and hygiene, first-aid & other nursing and pharmacy subjects.
Assured Placement Opportunities for those who have completed their Auxiliary Nursing & Family Welfare Training (18 Months), Nursing Assistant (GDA Advance – 12 Months) & Caregiver (6 Months 40 Hours). Specialized in Practical Training.
Our Mission & Vision:
We aim to deliver the highest in learning in both theoretical & practical learning in terms of medical profession & career guidance and counseling. To make each & every students that comes to our Academy professionally adept in handling all nursing duties, by making them ready for the healthcare industry.
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