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Becoming a Hospital Orderly

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Also known as 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.
Training time 0.5 - 1 year
Avg. weekly wage $1,112
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 14,500

How do I become a Hospital Orderly in Victoria?

To work as a Hospital Orderly in Victoria, you'll need:
    • Certificate III in Health Services Assistance 
    • Food Handling Certificate 
    Recommended 
    • Experience working in an administrative environment

What does a Hospital Orderly do?

  • Assists patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating
  • Assists patients with their mobility and communication needs
  • Participates in planning the care of individuals
  • Follows therapy plans such as interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems
  • Observes and reports changes in patients' condition, and reports complaints about care
  • Assists with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivers medications

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