Assists with the provision of care to patients in a hospital by ensuring wards are neat and tidy, lifting and turning patients and transporting them in wheelchairs or on movable beds, and providing direct care and support.
Skill Level 4
Patient Services Assistant
Skills Assessment Authority
Caveats No caveats
Group: 4233 Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers
provide assistance, support and direct care to patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings.
assisting patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating
assisting patients with their mobility and communication needs
participating in planning the care of individuals
following therapy plans such as interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems
observing and reporting changes in patients' condition, and reporting complaints about care
assisting with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivering medications
providing direct support and assistance to therapists
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.