1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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6314-11 Personal Care Assistant

Assists with the care of patients in a range of health care facilities, or in the client's home.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • assists patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating
  • assists patients with mobility and communication needs and ensures that messages are passed on
  • applies practical intervention procedures for dementia or behavioural problems
  • ensures an adequate supply of clean clothing and linen and that soiled items are removed and cleaned on a daily basis
  • accurately records daily activity, observes the condition of patients and reports any changes to supervisor
  • may assist with rehabilitation exercises and basic treatment and medications

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