If helping other comes second-nature to you, pursuing a career as Patient Care Assistant would be a right choice for you. Working in this profession entails providing care to people who are bedridden, disabled, injured or sick, physically or mentally disabled, elderly, and fragile. Patient Care Assistants, also known as Patient Care Aides usually work in the home and assist the patient with daily activities such as grooming, feeding, bathing, and other number of tasks. They often serve as a source of companion and reliability for patients because they have more contact with them.
As the population ages, Patient Care Assistant will be needed to assist and care for elderly patients. Moreover, rise in healthcare facilities has sparked the demand for patient care assistants. Thus, job opportunities for this revered profession is also projected to grow in the coming years.
As a Patient Care Assistant, the flexibility of job you get is quite high. You may work full time or part-time and also on weekends and holidays. You may choose to work in various types of setups including assisted living facilities, hospitals, etc.
Apart from a handsome salary, you get a great deal of happiness and satisfaction about making a difference to a patient's life. You are just like a blessing for patients who are disabled, bedridden and sick and assisting them with daily activities.
Since Patient Care Assistants are in high demand, there will never be a dearth of jobs, no matter in which part of the country you are relocating. After gaining a rich experience, you can also choose to work with a specific type of patients.
As Patient Care Aides assist the patients in fulfilling their basic needs, it is important for them to be physically fit and in a good health. Moreover, they should have good communication skills, human relation skills, and a caring attitude towards the people and an ability to do multiple tasks.
As a Patient Care Assistant, you will work at home care environment. Working hours may be varied including day and night shifts and also work on weekends and holidays.