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NOC 3413 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

To apply under NOC-3413 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Answer call signals; supply and empty bed pans; bathe, dress and groom patients; serve meal trays, feed or assist in feeding of patients and assist patients with menu selection; weigh, lift, turn, and position patients; shave patients prior to operations; supervise patients’ exercise routines, set up and provide leisure activities for patients, accompany patients on outside recreational activities and perform other duties related to patient care and comfort
  • Take patients’ blood pressure, temperature and pulse; report or record fluid intake and output; observe or monitor patients’ status and document patient care on charts; administer first aid in emergency situations; collect specimens such as urine, faeces or sputum; administer suppositories, colonic irrigations and enemas and perform other procedures as directed by nursing and hospital staff
  • Transport patients by wheelchair or stretcher for treatment or surgery
  • Carry messages, reports, requisitions and specimens between departments
  • Make beds and maintain patients’ rooms
  • Maintain inventory of supplies
  • May perform maintenance tasks such as assisting with the set-up and maintenance of traction equipment, cleaning or sterilizing equipment, maintaining and repairing equipment, and assembling, setting-up and operating job-related equipment
  • May transport patients between care facilities.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates. 

NOC 3413 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates: example titles.

  • (EMCA) emergency medical care attendant
  • anesthetic attendant – hospital
  • continuing care assistant
  • emergency medical care assistant
  • emergency medical care attendant (EMCA)
  • emergency medical responder
  • emergency room aide
  • environmental assistant – medical
  • environmental support person – medical
  • escort – health services
  • first aid attendant
  • first aid attendant – emergency
  • geriatric aide
  • geriatric health care attendant
  • health care aide
  • health care assistant
  • hospice worker
  • hospital aide
  • hospital attendant
  • hospital orderly
  • hospital porter
  • hospital ward aide
  • hostel service aide – medical
  • institutional aide
  • long term care aide
  • medical aide
  • medical attendant – patient transfer
  • medical orderly
  • neuropsychiatric aide
  • nurse aide
  • nursery aide – hospital
  • nursing assistant (non-registered)
  • nursing attendant
  • nursing home attendant
  • nursing orderly
  • nursing services aide
  • operating room aide
  • orderly
  • patient care aide
  • patient care assistant
  • patient care associate
  • patient service aide
  • patient service assistant
  • patient service associate
  • patient service attendant
  • patient service worker
  • personal care aide – medical
  • personal care attendant – medical
  • personal care provider – medical
  • personal support aide – medical
  • psychiatric aide
  • registered care aide
  • resident care aide – medical
  • resident companion – medical
  • respite care aide
  • service assistant – medical
  • service associate – medical
  • service attendant – medical
  • special care aide – nursing
  • special care facility attendant
  • special care worker – medical
  • support services assistant – medical
  • surgical aide
  • unit aide – medical
  • unit assistant – medical
  • unit support technician – medical
  • ward aide – medical

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education and on-the-job training or A nursing aide or health care aide college or private institutional program, or a college nursing orderly program and supervised practical training are required.
  • Completion of specialized courses such as CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and first aid is usually required.
  • An appropriate class of driver’s licence may be required for medical attendants.


  • Licensed practical nurses (3233)
  • Other assisting occupations in support of health services (3414)
  • Personal care attendants – home care (in 4412 Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations)

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