Healthcare Assistant Job in Nigeria

 Redeemer Health Village, a leading tertiary healthcare institution located along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Healthcare Assistant

Location: Mowe, Ogun
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • As a Healthcare Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting healthcare professionals in delivering high-quality care to patients across various healthcare settings.
  • Your responsibilities will encompass a wide range of tasks aimed at ensuring the comfort, well-being, and safety of patients while assisting with their daily activities and medical needs.
  • This role requires compassion, empathy, and strong communication skills to effectively interact with patients, their families, and other healthcare team members.

Key Responsibilities

  • Patient Care: Provide hands-on assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and feeding according to individual patient needs and care plans.
  • Vital Signs Monitoring: Regularly measure and record vital signs including temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiratory rate, reporting any significant changes to the healthcare team.
  • Mobility Assistance: Help patients with mobility issues by assisting with walking, transferring between beds and chairs, and using mobility aids such as wheelchairs or walkers
  • Patient Comfort: Ensure patients are comfortable by regularly repositioning them to prevent pressure ulcers, providing pain relief measures as directed, and attending to their personal hygiene needs.
  • Observation and Reporting: Monitor patients for any signs of discomfort, distress, or changes in condition, promptly reporting observations to registered nurses or healthcare providers.
  • Assisting with Procedures: Assist healthcare professionals with medical procedures such as wound care, catheterization, and specimen collection while maintaining a sterile environment and adhering to infection control protocols.
  • Supportive Services: Assist with meal preparation, serving, and feeding patients as needed, ensuring dietary requirements and preferences are met.
  • Patient Interaction: Interact with patients in a compassionate and respectful manner, addressing their concerns, providing emotional support, and promoting a positive patient experience.
  • Record Keeping: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of patient care activities, vital signs, and other relevant information in accordance with established protocols and regulatory standards.
  • Team Collaboration: Collaborate effectively with other members of the healthcare team including nurses, physicians, therapists, and social workers to ensure coordinated and comprehensive patient care.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must possess at least an OND, SSCE or equivalent
  • Additional training or certification as a Healthcare Assistant or equivalent is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in a healthcare or caregiving role is desirable
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with patients, families, and healthcare professionals.
  • Empathy, compassion, and a genuine desire to help others.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work effectively as part of a team.
  • Basic understanding of medical terminology and procedures.
  • Physical stamina and dexterity to perform tasks such as lifting, bending, and standing for extended periods.

Application Closing Date
16th February, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.