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General Duty Assistant

Overview of Sector

Healthcare (GDA) are also known as “Nursing Care Assistants”, “Nursing Assistant” , “Nursing Aides”, “Bedside Assistants” or“Orderlies” when working in a hospital environment.


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.

Module Details:     

1.Assist nurse in bathing patient       

2.Assist nurse in grooming the patient         

3.Assist patient in dressing-u

4.Support individuals to eat and drink

5.Assist patient in maintaining normal elimination 

6.Transferring patient within the hospital

7.Communicating appropriately with co-workers

8.Prevent and control infection

9.Assist nurse in performing procedures as instructed in the care plan

10.Assist nurse in observing and reporting change inpatient condition

11.Assist nurse in measuring patient parameters accurately

12.Respond to patient’s call

13.Clean medical equipment under supervision of nurse

14.Transport patient samples, drugs, patient documents and manage changing and transporting laundry/ linen on the floor

15.Carry out last office (death care)

16.Act within the limits of your competence and authority

17.Work effectively with others

18.Manage work to meet requirements

19.Maintain a safe, healthy and secure environment

20.Practice Code of conduct while performing duties

21.Follow bio medical waste disposal protocols

22.Follow infection control policies and procedures