ROLES OF A WARD ASSISTANT
Assist patients in and out of taxis, ambulances, cars or helicopters.
Lift patients on and off beds, with the assistance of nurses.
Transfer patients’ files and x-rays between departments, specimens to laboratories.
Make sure that an adequate supply of clean clothing and linen is available for the patient and
that soiled items are removed and cleaned.
Transport specimens to laboratories.
Deliver and collect linen, rubbish, infectious waste, specimens and equipment.
Maintain clean and prepare wheelchairs, trolleys and other equipment.
Assist in administrative duties such as photocopying ward forms.
Assist in the maintenance of stocks of linen and non-medical supplies.
Assist in lifting and turning patients, transporting them in wheelchairs, stretches or on movable
beds between wards and departments.
Clean rooms such as bathrooms, showers, utility rooms and offices and clean interior windows.
Clean equipment in the pan room such as pan trolleys, buckets, pans, bowls, suction bottles
and tubing, commodes, wheel chairs and seats, and rinse trays.
Wash patients' lockers and tables.
Discuss patients concerns with nurses.
Accompany patients, who are ready for discharge, to the central waiting area.
Transport equipment, X-rays, patient records and deceased patients between wards,
departments, theatres and mortuary.
Attend emergency cardiac arrest calls, fire and other urgent situations within the hospital,
grounds and patient restraint.
Assist in emergencies