423311 Hospital Orderly

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
423311
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Hospital Orderly
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

423311 HOSPITAL ORDERLY

Alternative Titles:
Patient Services Assistant
Wardsperson

Assists with the provision of care to patients in a hospital by ensuring wards are neat and tidy, lifting and turning patients and transporting them in wheelchairs or on movable beds, and providing direct care and support.
Skill Level: 4

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
4

4233 Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
4233
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

4233 NURSING SUPPORT AND PERSONAL CARE WORKERS

NURSING SUPPORT AND PERSONAL CARE WORKERS provide assistance, support and direct care to patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

assisting patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating
assisting patients with their mobility and communication needs
participating in planning the care of individuals
following therapy plans such as interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems
observing and reporting changes in patients' condition, and reporting complaints about care
assisting with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivering medications
providing direct support and assistance to therapists

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
808.90
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
622.70
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
662.40