Careers at The Friendlies
Patient Support Assistant

My Company  
Employment Type:
CA - Casual  
Unit 5 - Medical

We are seeking compassionate and hardworking Patient Support Assistants (PSAs) to work closely with our Registered Nurses and support staff in providing the highest standard of healthcare to our patients.   The PSA provides assistance to the patient, under the supervision and direction of a Registered Nurse, with regards to the patient’s hygiene-related needs, daily living activities and mobility requirements. As the PSA you enhance patient safety through the provision of care to patients who may be suffering from cognitive impairment, exhibit challenging behaviour, and/or may be at risk of falls.

An essential part of this role is the ability to carry out physically demanding duties such as assisting with patient showering and mobility needs such as pushing wheelchairs.

To be successful, you must have the flexibility to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, weekends and public holidays.

The Person

Strong emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate the organisations values of Courage, Diligence, Compassion, Wisdom and Friendliness, as well as the ability to commit to and apply these values in the workplace.

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Certificate III in Health Services Assistant or a similar qualification (highly desirable)
  2. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, share information and work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary health team is essential
  3. Previous experience working in a similar role within a health care or hospital environment advantageous
  4. Previous experience in assisting patients with disability and cognitive impairment highly desirable
  5. Experience in the management of activities of daily living within an aged care setting highly desirable
  6. Knowledge of, or the ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of, compliance with Infection Control guidelines and practices advantageous

How to Apply

Please submit the following:

  1. A cover letter that addresses the ‘Key Selection Criteria’ (maximum 2 pages)
  2. A detailed resume (including 2 professional referees)
  3. Submit your application on our website  and complete the Application for Employment form.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements may not be shortlisted. Applications close at midnight on Friday 8 May 2021.

The Benefits

As a part of The Friendlies team, you will enjoy:

  • Attractive salary packaging options and a variety of additional discounts and benefits within our hospital and pharmacies
  • Career development opportunities and commitment to ongoing training, education and professional development
  • Family friendly work environment close to professional childcare services
  • Find out more about why The Friendlies is a great place to work at

Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) Requirements

It is a condition of employment for this role that you are vaccinated, and remain vaccinated during your employment, against the following vaccine preventable diseases; Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Pertussis (Whooping cough), and Hepatitis.

Prior to being made an offer of employment, you will be required to provide evidence of immunity to Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs). Staff employed prior to 1 July 2017 are not subject to this condition of employment unless they apply for a role with VPD requirements.