- SECTOR: HEALTH
- SUB-SECTOR: Allied Health & Paramedics
- OCCUPATION: General Duty Assistant
- REFERENCE ID: HSS/Q5101
- ALIGNED TO: NCO-2004/3231.3
General Duty Assistant-Healthcare (GDA) are also known as “Nursing Care Assistant”, “Nursing Assistant”, “Nursing Aide”, “Bedside Assistant” or “Orderlie” when working in a hospital environment.
Brief Job Description: Individual on the job provides patient care and help maintain a suitable environment. Some of the key responsibilities of the General Duty Assistant are to provide patient’s daily care, patient’s comfort, patient’s safety and patient’s health needs.
Personal Attributes: This job requires the individual to work in collaboration with Doctors and Nurses and other healthcare providers and deliver the healthcare services as suggested by them. The individual should be result oriented. The individual should also be able to demonstrate basic patient care skills, communication skills and ethical behavior. The individual should be willing to work in wards or clinics in shifts.
General Duty Assistant
|Job Role||General Duty Assistant|
|Role Description||Individual on the job provides patient care and help maintain a suitable environment. Some of the key responsibilities of the General Duty Assistant are to provide patient’s daily care, patient’s comfort, patient’s safety and patient’s health needs|
|Minimum Educational Qualifications & Maximum Educational Qualifications*||Preferably Class X, but Class VIII is also considered in certain situations&N.A|
|Qualifications Training(Suggested but not mandatory)||Not Applicable|
|Minimum Job Entry Age||18 Years|
|Experience||Desirable:1. Non trained worker : 5 years site experience in same occupation2. Trained worker : 3 years site experience as a certified Helper Electricianlevel-2|