A typical day of a Health care Assistant:
AM - finish breakfast, get patients up, assist them with a wash,toileting patients help the nurses with dressings, observations, sitting patients up for meals, pre-meal blood sugars, serving meals, feeding patients if necessary
PM - toileting, getting patients back to bed, afternoon teas, observations, regular two-hourly turning of patients,assisting nurses with jobs they may need doing, prepare patients for tea time, getting them up and out of bed, serve tea, putting patients back to bed after tea, doing evening teas,
During the day- answer calls, deliver messages, assist family members if needed, taken patients to appointments, completing documentation that is required,
During my time in the trust i have learned many skills including computer systems, using the bleep system/ phone, and good communication skills. I also have learned to respect and to be open mined about others and their beliefs/ life choice.
The management system reasonable and understanding situations that may occur in daily life.
The workplace culture is very sociable and friendly. This reflects on the quality of care we give to our patients and this is noted by the patients.
The hardest part of the job is that we don't have enough staff. this means we are rushed with time and us a s nurses dot feel we have enough time to spend with out patients to give exceptional care. However, the most enjoyable part of the job is everything. There is not one bit i don't like about it. i love spending time with people.
Pension, Social life and Job security
Paying for parking, Limited staff and Salary