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Care assistants play a key role in supporting qualified professionals inhospitals, care homes, GP surgeries and other health-care environments.Depending on the individual role and setting, a care assistant mayassist therapists or specialists by setting up equipment and providinghands-on support or by working directly with patients in carrying outroutine personal care duties
A standard 40-hour week is normally worked. For those working in GPsurgeries, this usually means working Monday to Saturday on a rotabasis. In other settings, it may be necessary to work shifts, which mayinclude nights and weekends. Many part-time opportunities are alsoavailable.
Although care assistants may not need any specific qualifications, it isimportant that they pass a basic medical test and a Criminal RecordsBureau check. While employed in the health-care sector, it is possibleto work towards a NVQ in health or health and social care. Those whohave passed Level 3 can begin formal training in nursing. Averagesalaries are around £12,000 to 15,000 a year, or £18,000 in the Londonarea.
A Care Assistant provides help and support to people with limitedmobility or other care needs. This covers a wide variety of patientsfrom people with physical disabilities to children with learningdisabilities to elder people. This support might be completely healthrelated or could also include social work like helping people writingletters or organizing their budgets. It may require to help clients withdaily personal care like washing, feeding themselves, lifting and movingpatients, using the toilet or helping families dealing with newresponsibilities.
Care Assistants might work in a family-residence, Residential andNursing homes and communities. Also may have to work with children withboth physical and or learning disabilities
A Care Assistant usually performs many of the following tasks:
• Building a relationship with patients
• Identifying patients' special needs
• Supporting clients in their activities
• Helping with physical tasks
• Establishing work routines that help patients with their dailyactivities
• Providing emotional and social support
• Liaising with family and health care providers
• Working overnight, shifts or live-in
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