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Caregiver

We are looking for a caregiver to join our organization and help provide professional assistance with healthcare to our clients. You will be required to help patients with taking their medicines and maintaining personal hygiene. You will also be needed to help them with basic everyday tasks and help them towards a speedy recovery. Your contribution will not only enhance the service we provide but also the life of the patients you will help.


Healthcare Industry

This industry comprises of for profit and non profit organisations that are involved with the medical field. They provide services, manufacture equipment and develop medication. This industry is dedicated to improving the standard of living and lifestyles of their customers.


What to expect from the role

  • Hands-on experience in assisting with healthcare and nurturing patients back to full health.
  • Learning how to monitor a patient’s progress, provide physical therapy and support.
  • Learn on the job regarding the best practices in healthcare.
  • Exposure to the field of healthcare and its various responsibilities.


Responsibilities

  • Help patients with taking medication, personal care and hygiene.
  • Help patients with physical therapy and exercise to improve strength and mobility.
  • Provide assistance patients while performing daily tasks like walks, preparing meals, shopping, etc.
  • Assist clients with keeping their surroundings and house clean if necessary.
  • Be a friendly companion and motivate them towards recovery.
  • Keep them entertained with television, reading books and playing games to keep them happy.
  • Study progress and report it to the doctors.
  • Act swiftly in case of emergencies.


Requirements

  • Graduated high school.
  • Prior experience as a caregiver.
  • Experience with healthcare and social work is a bonus.
  • Basic knowledge of household activities like cleaning and cooking.
  • Compassionate and patient.
  • Good knowledge of emergency first aid and safety procedures.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong healthcare and medical knowledge.


Average Salary

$24,558 per annum, on average.

Source - salary.com

Career Path

Caregiver is a job role for those with entry-level experience in the field. It is a job requiring you assist patients with medication, personal care, and hygiene. It also includes tasks like helping them perform daily tasks, keep their environment clean and track their progress. Here are a few steps you can take towards this job role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any subject related to health, biology or medicine.
  • A Master’s degree or vocational course in the similar discipline.
  • 1-5 years of experience in healthcare.


Career Progression

Upon receiving the necessary qualifications:

  • Nursing related jobs such as Registered Nurse.
  • Gerontology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Orthodontics and Prosthetics


Sample Questions

Personal
  • Why did you choose to be a Caregiver?

  • Describe your career goals?

  • What skills of yours do you think makes you qualified for this task?

Human Resources
  • How has your past experiences been with both elderly patients and children?

  • How would you communicate a patient's progress or lack thereof to their families?

  • What makes you the best candidate for this position?

Management
  • Tell us about the time when you had to overcome a difficulty while tending to a patient and how you did it?

  • How would you handle a patient refusing treatment?

  • To what extent will you protect the privacy of your patients and why?

Technical skills and knowledge
  • In as much detail as possible describe the process of administering CPR for a patient.

  • How would you handle a medical emergency?

  • How do you document a patient's progress accurately?