Nurses Aides and Orderlies

(NOC 3413)

Career Description

Nurse aides and orderlies assist nurses, physicians and other health care workers in the basic care of patients, and transport patients in wheelchairs and on stretchers for treatment or surgery.

Duties May Include

Nurse Aides, Orderlies, and Patient Service Associates:

Assist nurses, hospital staff, and physicians in the care of patients

Supervise patients' exercise routines, set-up and provide leisure activities, and accompany patients during recreational activities

Take and record blood pressure, temperature, and pulse readings; monitor and record patients' intake and output status; collect specimens; and administer nurse-directed procedures, such as enemas and suppositories

Transport patients in wheelchair or stretcher

Maintain inventories, patients' rooms, and may assist in the set-up and maintenance of equipment.

Examples of Titles

Health Care Aide
Hospital Porter
Long-Term Care Aide
Nurse Aide
Nursing Attendant
Patient Care Aide
Personal Care Attendant
Ward Aide

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Toronto Metropolitan University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Health Studies Certificate; Online
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Pre-Health Sciences Pathways to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees Certificate; Advanced
Practical Nursing Diploma
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses Diploma
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Health Care Aide Certificate
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Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Practical Nursing Diploma
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Modified on April 07, 2022