Transport patients to areas such as operating rooms or x-ray rooms using wheelchairs, stretchers, or moveable beds. May maintain stocks of supplies or clean and transport equipment. Psychiatric orderlies are included in Psychiatric Aides.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $30,180.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,936
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 6.13 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Customer Service
Attention to Detail
Following Directions
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Resource Management
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Computer Fundamentals

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Feed food to individuals
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables
Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Hold patients to ensure proper positioning or safety
Provide in home patient care
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures
Administer first aid
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Attend to patient's personal care
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Employ preventative procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Position patients for treatment or examination
Provide care for children or adolescents
Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Give medications or immunizations
Treat medical condition of patient
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Employ respiratory equipment
Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Administer intravenous medications
Conduct medical tests
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Wrap extremities such as ankles, fingers, or wrists to support muscles or ligaments
Treat psychological disorders and issues
Implement therapeutic programs to improve patient functioning
Perform emergency medical procedures
Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures
Conduct medical x-rays
Administer screening tests to determine abilities or treatment needs
Fit patients for prosthetic or assistive devices

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare medical treatment room
Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments
Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use
Set-up patient care equipment
Collect specimens from patients
Don/Doff medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Set-up medical oxygen equipment
Prepare surgical supplies or equipment
Set-up medical laboratory equipment
Collect biological specimens
Set-up incubators in hospitals
Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use
Set-up dental equipment
Collect blood or tissue samples
Prepare medical sample for laboratory testing or analysis
Adjust medical or medical laboratory equipment
Employ hair, cosmetic, or nail care instruments
Prepare sterile solutions, infusions, or intravenous packs
Cultivate microorganisms for study, testing, or medical preparations

Performing General Physical Activities

Clean patient or treatment rooms
Clean laboratory, healthcare, or medical equipment
Transport ill, injured, incapacitated, or disabled individuals
Lift ill, injured, incapacitated, or disabled individuals
Change used linens
Clean medical equipment or facilities
Maintain sterile conditions for operations or other medical procedures
Clean building walls or flooring
Transport biological or other medical materials
Launder machine and hand-washable items
Clean equipment or supplies
Clean furniture or fixtures
Apply appropriate physical restraint
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities
Search for contraband on person or in facilities
Wash dishes, glassware, silverware, or utensils

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Hospital Experience
Driver's License
Patient Observation
Process Improvement
Patient Treatment
Patient Evaluation
Continuous Quality Improvement

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