Basic Care Assistant (Temp / 1-year Contract)

National University Hospital | Date Posted: 14-Jul-2018
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Job Nature:
Contract, Temporary
Position Level:
Entry Level
'N' Levels / 'O' Levels, ITE/ NITEC/ Higher NITEC, 'A' Levels

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Primary Responsibilities and Duties (80%)

1.1. Assists the Registered Nurses/Enrolled Nurses in providing basic care planned for patients:
  • Changes bed linen and makes up beds.
  • Dresses and assists with personal hygiene of patients.
  • Attends to skin care of helpless and immobile patients with stable conditions
  • Assists with lifting, moving and transporting patients.
  • Serves diet/removes meal trays.
  • Helps patients with good swallowing reflexes and able to drink and eat normally (and no contraindications for oral feeding) with their drinking/eating.
1.2. Assists Registered Nurses/Enrolled Nurses to observe general condition of patients and reports observations (usual and unusual) to the nurse-in-charge e.g. behavior.
1.3. Gives and removes bedpans and urinals for patients.
1.4. Assists the Registered Nurses/Enrolled Nurses in treatment under supervision:
  • Applies cold compress and carries out tepid sponging.
1.5. Assists with general duties:
  • Answers call bells and gives assistance within constraint of his/her responsibilities.
  • Engages patients in conversation to allay anxiety and helps them to settle in.

2. Secondary Responsibilities and Duties (20%)
Performs other duties assigned by Nurse Manager/Senior Nurse Manager


  • Minimum PSLE qualification or work place literacy Numeracy Level 3
  • No prior patient care is required
  • On-the-job training will be provided
  • Singaporean & SPR are welcome to apply
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National University Hospital