Healthcare Assistant vacancy at Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited

Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited was founded in Abuja in January, 2008. The hospital started as a mono specialty centre and was formerly known as Cedarcrest Orthopaedic Clinics Ltd. Within a few years the hospital expanded its scope of services and has become a leading private multispecialty hospital. The core vision of the organisation is to provide world class specialist healthcare services to patients in Nigeria and the West African sub region.

Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited currently has two hospitals located in both Abuja and Lagos having over one hundred (100) bed capacity without patient camps in several other cities across Nigeria. Our services and facilities span several specialities and include emergency / trauma centre, radiology diagnostic centre, prosthetic manufacturing plant, oxygen manufacturing plant, modular surgical operating theatres, gastrointestinal endoscopy suite and several other facilities that make for a modern multispecialty hospital.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Healthcare Assistant II

Location: Lagos

The Role
  • Reporting to the Deputy Ward Manager, the Healthcare Assistant II will be responsible for aiding nurses and physicians with patient care and administrative duties.
  • This role will maintain exam room equipment, space, and sanitize areas for patients. They will aide in patient care by recording and taking patient information, record documentation, and monitor patient vital signs.
  • Under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse this role will record patient’s condition by taking temperatures, pulse, and weight; while assisting in other clinical duties.
Responsibilities
  • Scheduling patient appointments, cancellations, and updating records
  • Verifying patient identity
  • Monitoring and taking patient vital signs and heart rate as needed
  • Entering patient information into database
  • Maintaining required records and documentation
  • Ensuring patient confidentiality
  • Recording patients’ conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, and weight
  • Assisting with clinical duties
  • Preparing correspondence, documentation
  • Listening to the particular needs of patients and acting on these needs as appropriate
  • Taking the temperature of the patient
  • Taking the pulse rate of the patient
  • Taking the respiration rate of the patient
  • Notifying healthcare professionals if temperatures, pulse rates, or respiration rates seem abnormal or worrying
  • Measuring the weight of the patient
  • Measuring blood glucose levels
  • Setting up equipment needed by healthcare professionals
  • Assisting the healthcare professional whilst they administer therapy or treatment
  • Recording the patient’s progress following each session of therapy or treatment
  • Assist with the informal supervision of other assistants.
  • Training staff and students – To assist with the induction, training and education of students, volunteers and other staff members.
  • Assist the qualified practitioners to identify and address the training needs of other assistants.
  • Participate in the training of other healthcare assistants and staff
Qualifications
  • WASC Certificate or equivalent
  • Certificate in Senior Community Health Extension Works {SCHEW} is preffered
  • Strong desire to help people and improve their daily lives
  • Two – Three years’ experience in a hospital environment
  • Compassionate and sensitive to a patients’ needs and concerns
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibits patience and understanding
  • Encouraging to patients and staff; able to mentor and lead
  • Able to organize and manage large amounts of files, tasks, schedules, and information
  • Able to perform clerical duties, maintaining files and confidential information, organizing documents as needed
  • Basic Life Support certification preferred
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
  • Employee will be required to do heavy lifting of 22kg and more, as well as standing for long periods of time
Application Closing Date
27th December, 2019.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to:  careers@cedarcresthospitals.com clearly indicating the Job Title as the subject of your mail.
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