Reports to: Registered Nurse/Manager/Assistant Manager

Main objectives: Assists in the care and welfare of residents in rest homes.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Help patients with personal care such as eating, dressing, showering and toileting.
  • Clean and prepare medical equipment and instruments.
  • Remove, clean and sterilise equipment.
  • Make beds and maintain tidiness and cleanliness.
  • Provide comfort to residents and contribute to recreational and mental stimulation of residents.
  • General assistance to nursing staff.
  • May also undertake domestic duties.
  • Participate in Quality Assurance activities and audits.

Typical qualifications and experience: Certificate in Rest Home Care and/or three to six months on-the-job training. Proficiency in basic caring skills.