A career in this industry is suitable for an individual who enjoys providing help and support to others and is looking to make a difference in people’s lives.
The role of a health care worker is to provide assistance with patients in a hospital, residential or domiciliary setting. This assistance is both physical and emotional in nature.
Some of the tasks that may be required are serving food, helping with washing and dressing, taking measurements such as blood pressure or temperature and talking with patients to provide comfort.
Along with the main knowledge of the role of a Health Care worker there may be other areas specific to the job role that a health care worker would need knowledge of such as infection control, safe handling of medication or continence care.