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5132 INSTITUTION-BASED PERSONAL CARE WORKERS
 


    Institution-based personal care workers perform simple tasks to assist medical, nursing, midwifery and dental professionals or associate professionals in their duties.

    Tasks include -

    (a) preparing patients for examination or treatment;

    (b) changing bed-linen and helping patients with their toilet;

    (c) providing hot-water bottles and other comforts for patients;

    (d) serving and collecting food trays and feeding patients needing help;

    (e) sterilising surgical and other instruments and equipment;

    (f) assisting dentists by adjusting lights and passing tools and materials as requested;

    (g) performing related tasks;

    (h) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Aid, dental

  • Aid, nursing/clinic

  • Aid, nursing/hospital

  • Ambulance man

  • Ambulance woman


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Aid, nursing/home - 5133

  • Nurse, associate professional - 3231

  • Nurse, professional - 2230


   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.