Temporary Healthcare Workers

The duties of a temporary healthcare worker can vary depending on the specific role, healthcare setting (hospital, clinic, nursing home), and the needs of the facility. 

Your on-demand OpenStaff directory of Healthcare workers can vary depending on their specific training and certifications, but here’s a general overview of some common responsibilities:

Direct Patient Care:

  • Taking vital signs (temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration).
  • Helping patients with mobility and transferring them safely.
  • Monitoring patients’ conditions and reporting any changes to nurses or supervisors.
  • Assisting patients with daily living activities (bathing, dressing, eating, toileting).
  • Providing companionship and emotional support.

General Caregiver Duties:

  • Maintaining a clean and safe environment for patients.
  • Assisting with meal service and feeding patients who require help.
  • Keeping accurate records of patient care and documentation.
  • Following infection control protocols to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Transporting patients within the facility according to safety guidelines.

Additional Responsibilities (depending on role and qualifications):

  • Performing basic wound care or assisting with toileting for incontinent patients (may require additional training/certification).
  • Collecting specimens for lab tests (may require phlebotomy certification).
  • Assisting therapists with rehabilitation exercises.
  • Providing clerical support in patient care areas (filing charts, answering phones).

Temporary healthcare workers serve a crucial role in the care industry, providing support for care facilities and services during periods of heightened demand or staffing shortages. 

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