General Duty/Nursing Assistant


General Duty Assistant – Healthcare (GDA) are also known as “Nursing Care Assistant”, “Nursing Assistant” , “Nursing Aide”, “Bedside Assistant” or “Orderlie” when working in a hospital environment.



Individual on the job provides patient care and help maintain a suitable environment. Some of the key responsibilities of the General Duty Assistant are to provide patient’s daily care, patient’s comfort, patient’s safety and patient’s health needs.



This job requires the individual to work in collaboration with Doctors and Nurses and other healthcare providers and deliver the healthcare services as suggested by them. The individual should be result oriented. The individual should also be able to demonstrate basic patient care skills, communication skills and ethical behaviour. The individual should be willing to work in wards or clinics in shifts.

  • Discuss & verbalize the role of a basic healthcare provider
  • Demonstrate techniques to maintain the personal hygiene needs of a patient
  • Practice infection control measures
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform clinical skills essential in providing basic healthcare services
  • Promote safety, understand usage of protective devices and demonstrate precautions to be taken while usage of Oxygen
  • Demonstrate professional behavior, personal qualities and characteristics of a General Duty Assistant
  • Demonstrate right methods of bio medical waste management
  • Demonstrate Basic Life Support, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and other actions in the event of medical and facility emergencies
  • Demonstrate good communication, communicate accurately and appropriately in the role of General Duty Assistant and demonstrate professional appearance and demeanor