healthcare assistant


Healthcare assistants work together in a team with registered nurses within the occupational fields of nursing, care and maintenance of people of all age-groups in all diverse acute care settings as well as in primary care environments.

Alternative label

  • maternity care assistant

  • health care assistant

  • primary healthcare assistant

  • resident care assistant

  • elderly care assistant

  • resident healthcare assistant

  • patient care assistant

  • assistant healthcarer

Regulatory aspect

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