- Taking care of daily care, medication, safety and comfort of patients.
- Ensuring that there is always a suitable environment for the patients during their recovery.
- Making sure that the patients get a healthy and well balanced diet that is appropriate to their recovery plan.
The healthcare industry is one that is always in demand, despite any uncertainties in the economic market. In India, healthcare is considered an excellent career option as there is always a growing increase in demand for skilled healthcare professionals. If you are interested in exploring this career, you could consider undertaking a certification course, the GDA(General Duty Assistant) program by the Healthcare Sector Skills Council (HSSC). General Duty Assistants are always much sought after across various healthcare industry verticals. What does a GDA do? A General Duty Assistant works under the direction of a Registered Nurse or other qualified professional to provide basic patient care. He or she is required to demonstrate basic personal care skills, providing patient centred care safely and with competence. GDAs must be able to communicate effectively with other members of the nursing team, and should be able to use procedures techniques to prevent the spread of microorganisms. They should be knowledgeable about safety/emergency procedures and should be able to implement them, and should at all times perform within the ethical and legal mandates of medical practice. The job role of a GDA involves the following: