Patient Attendant

Languages: English

Education: Some high school; Some college/CEGEP/vocational or technical training

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.): First Aid Certificate

Experience: 1 year to less than 2 years

Type of Clientele: Seniors; Elderly; Persons with a mental health disability; Persons with an intellectual disability; Persons with a disability; Terminally ill; Female; Male

Specific Skills: The Patient Attendant works in hospitals and care facilities and is responsible for maintaining safe and effective patient/resident care and providing continuous observation, conversation and social interaction. Under the direction and guidance of the assigned Nurse and facility staff, the Patient Attendance assists patients/residents with various care activities.

Work Location Information: Hospital and long-term care facilities

Transportation/Travel Information: Own transportation; Valid driver’s licence

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Work under pressure; Physically demanding; Sitting; Combination of sitting, standing, walking

Security and Safety: Bondable; Criminal record check; Driver’s validity licence check

Essential Skills: Reading text; Document use; Writing; Communication; Working with others; Problem solving; Significant use of memory