Becoming a Hospital Orderly
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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 22 weeks - 1 year
Average pay $43,803
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 4,400

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?

    • Cleaning and maintenance of the clinical environment
    • Delivering meals and beverages to patients
    • Transporting patients, beds and trolley
    • Patient and wards support including bed making, restocking , messages and equipment collection