Healthcare Assistant at Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited

Cedarcrest Hospitals was founded in Abuja in January, 2008; and was formerly known as Cedarcrest Orthopaedic Clinics. Within a few years the hospital expanded its scope of practice into a full-fledged private multispecialty hospital. The core vision of the organisation is to provide world class healthcare services to patients in Nigeria, West Africa, and globally.

With hospitals located in both Abuja and Lagos our services accommodate over one hundred (100) bedsand provide services and facilities such as; emergency / trauma centre, a helipad, major radiology diagnostic centre, a prosthetic manufacturing plant, an oxygen manufacturing plant, modular surgical operating theatres, cardiac catheterization unit and several other facilities that make for a modern multispecialty hospital.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Healthcare Assistant

Location: Victoria Island, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

The Role

  • Working under the direction of the Matron, the Healthcare Assistant will take care of the day-to-day needs of patients by providing help with personal care, meals, and mobility.
  • The incumbent will also carry out a range of housekeeping duties, as well as performing basic medical checks, such as taking a patient’s temperature, pulse, and respiration rate.

Responsibilities

  • Takes and delivers blood samples.
  • Provides mobility assistant to the patients.
  • Ensures the comfort of patients by replacing linens, giving out bedpans and collecting bedpans.
  • Monitors and records patient’s vital signs and heart rate as needed.
  • Ensures all medical equipment are properly sterilized and stored.
  • Assists in feeding patients who are unable to feed themselves.
  • Monitors and records changes in the patient’s health.
  • Communicates with Matron and other senior healthcare providers changes in patient’s health.
  • Ensures all supplies and medical equipment are replenished.
  • Sets up equipment required by Medical Officers.
  • Prepares the patient for therapy.
  • Maintains cleanliness of the wards and ward area.
  • Checking and ordering inventory supplies and informing the matron on the replacement as needed.
  • Assisting with clinical duties.
  • Assists patients wash, shower or dress.
  • Turning patients to help them feel less anxious
  • Talking to patients to help them feel less anxious.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in any medical-related field.
  • CHEW Certificate
  • Proven experience as a healthcare provider or in a similar field.
  • Previous experience in a caring role.
  • Previous medical experience in a similar role.
  • The desire to work with all people, irrespective of background or race.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Physically able to lift patients.
  • A tactful and approachable personality.
  • Strong desire to help people and improve their daily lives.
  • Compassionate and sensitive to patients’ needs and concerns.

Special Conditions:

  • Employment is contingent on passing a medical screening conducted by the hospital
  • Employee will be subject to various testing including but not limited to drug and medical testing throughout the tenure of their employment
  • Knowledge of workflow processes.

Deadline: 10th October, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in PDF format to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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