Health assistant (maritime navigation) - Salary and Career
Nursing technicians and assistants

Health assistant (maritime navigation) - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They perform technical nursing activities in public and private companies such as: hospitals, clinics and other medical care establishments, boats and homes, they work in surgery, therapy, childcare, pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics, occupational health and other areas. They provide patient care, ensuring their comfort and well-being, administering medications and performing surgical instrumentation tasks, properly positioning the patient and the instruments. They organize the work environment and give continuity to the shifts. They work in accordance with good practices, standards and biosafety procedures. They carry out records and prepare technical reports. They perform activities and carry out actions to promote family health.

How much does an Health assistant (maritime navigation) earn

A Health assistant (maritime navigation) earns between $1.161 and $4.101 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.802 and a median salary of $1.375 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 122 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Health assistant (maritime navigation)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.802 21.628 451 9
1º Quartile 1.161 13.937 290 6
Median Salary 1.375 16.500 344 7
3º Quartile 3.127 37.530 782 15
Higher Salary 4.101 49.210 1.025 20

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • technicians of the science of human health
        • nursing technicians and assistants

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Main workplaces

Nursing technicians and assistants they work in hospitals, clinics, social services, or even at home. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract, or work on their own, providing temporary services in clinics or residences. They are organized as a team, working under the permanent supervision of a nurse or another member of the higher-level health team. They work in closed environments and with shifts, or confined in a vessel, in the case of the health assistant (maritime navigation). Exception made to professionals working in family health, who, according to a specific ordinance, work eight hours a day. It is common for them to work under pressure, leading to a stressful situation. In some activities, they may be exposed to biological contamination, toxic material and radiation.

What does it take to work in the field of Nursing technicians and assistants

Admission to technical occupations requires certification of skills or a technical course in nursing (middle level). For nursing assistants, basic education and professional qualification courses are required with a minimum of four hundred class hours, which can reach fifteen hundred. The possibility of continuing the qualification will depend on the completion of high school. Currently, there are technical courses in nursing, organized modularly, with intermediate outputs for the qualification of nursing assistants. The entry requirement for these courses is complete high school, with the philosophy of continuing education, which makes it possible for the assistant to reach the technical level, by completing new modules of professional training.

Functions and activities of Health assistant (maritime navigation)

Nursing technicians and assistants must:

  • providing patient care;
  • provide patient care;
  • working with biosafety and safety;
  • perform surgical instrumentation;
  • provide patient assistance;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • promote mental health;
  • promoting family health;
  • give continuity to shifts;
  • work with biosafety and safety;
  • assist the technical team in specific procedures;
  • care for the patient;
  • organize work environment;
  • perform admission procedures;
  • administer prescription medication;
  • assist technical team in specific procedures;
  • work with biosafety and security;
  • care patient;
  • administer prescribed medication;
  • working with biosafety and security;
  • promote family health;
  • communicate;

  • Activities

    • notify diseases, injuries and situations of local importance;
    • coordinating the care of users;
    • organize medications and materials for patient and nursing use;
    • administer incompatible medication separately;
    • pass instruments to the surgical team;
    • call doctor in case of complications;
    • proceed to inhalation therapy;
    • help the patient to eat;
    • punch venous access;
    • prepare prescription medication;
    • organize medications and materials for patient use and nursing station;
    • to be responsible for all care provided to the enrolled population;
    • demarcate behavioral boundaries;
    • calculate medication dosage;
    • care for the body after death;
    • check the number of surgical compresses;
    • install induced power;
    • collect material for exams;
    • demonstrate ability to provide humanized care;
    • stimulate the patient to express feelings;
    • monitor patient progress;
    • report adverse drug effects to the physician;
    • assist in patient resuscitation;
    • check sterilization result and validity;
    • massage patient;
    • offer bedpan and parrot;
    • perform trichotomy;
    • provide linen;
    • discard contaminated material;
    • prepare patient for medication;
    • stimulate patient (active and passive movements);
    • list patient's belongings;
    • contain patient in bed;
    • monitor serum and medication administration time;
    • updating registration information;
    • record intercurrences and procedures performed;
    • define actions according to local priorities;
    • changing dressings;
    • exchange technical information;
    • remove patient;
    • assist the team in invasive procedures;
    • control periodic examinations of employees;
    • check patient and belongings (drugs, alcohol, etc.);
    • interpret skin tests;
    • make beds;
    • package sharps for disposal;
    • stimulate patient expression;
    • record medication administration;
    • caring for the body after death;
    • apply ice pack and wet and dry heat;
    • make personal belongings available to patient (identity preservation);
    • control water balance;
    • use personal protective equipment (ppe);
    • wearing;
    • advise family and patient;
    • stimulate patient to express feelings;
    • participate in public health campaigns;
    • supply the team's demands;
    • identify groups, families and individuals exposed to risks;
    • check the sufficiency of equipment, surgical material and compresses;
    • disinfect devices and materials;
    • count the number of compresses, material and instruments before and after surgery;
    • using personal protective equipment (ppe);
    • wash hands before and after each procedure;
    • participate in continuing education activities;
    • resolve pending issues (drugs, dressings, exams, referrals, fasting, among others) ;
    • mark type of hamper and garbage contamination;
    • recommend abstaining from decisions during mental breakdown;
    • identify users' needs;
    • participate in planning activities;
    • serving users in ubs, homes or community spaces;
    • protect bony prominences;
    • watch for temperature and patient reactions in transfusions;
    • control vaccine administration;
    • introduce yourself by placing the patient in the environment;
    • check quantity of implant parts;
    • forward material to the operating room;
    • participate in team evaluations;
    • dismiss the sick or injured employee and crew from work;
    • demonstrate fine motor skills;
    • mark type of contamination of hamper and garbage;
    • follow protocol in case of contamination or accident;
    • tag patient belongings;
    • define territory of action;
    • install blood products;
    • identify partners and resources available in the community;
    • activate security team;
    • check quantity and functionality of material and equipment;
    • vaccinating yourself;
    • write down surgery expenses;
    • position electric scalpel plate;
    • perform an active search for local situations;
    • transporting clothes and materials for purge;
    • arrange clothes;
    • participate in case discussion;
    • demonstrate ability to listen;
    • protect patient during crises;
    • beware of adverse effects of products;
    • carry out disease prevention and curative actions;
    • measure patient (weight, height);
    • registering activities in information systems;
    • replace material in the operating room;
    • give lectures;
    • demonstrate persuasiveness;
    • providing concurrent and terminal cleaning;
    • forward material for exams;
    • change position in bed;
    • control vital signs;
    • prepare a patient report;
    • perform blood glucose tests;
    • record complications and procedures performed;
    • preventing against adverse effects of the products;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • stimulate vesico-intestinal function;
    • demonstrate attention ability;
    • check route of administration;
    • administer chemotherapy products;
    • register intake;
    • record events and procedures performed;
    • inspect cardiopulmonary arrest cart (pcr);
    • vaccinate yourself;
    • introduce nasogastric and vesical catheter;
    • request the presence of other professionals in the surgical center;
    • demonstrate understanding;
    • educate family about mental illness;
    • paramentar-se;
    • check received medications;
    • conduct patient to social activities;
    • label medical prescription (bed, name and patient record);
    • implement prescribed therapeutic activities;
    • position patient for surgery;
    • seal the operating room;
    • check amount of psychotropic drugs;
    • remove the patient;
    • apply enema (intestinal wash);
    • provide consumables;
    • organizing health promotion groups;
    • identify medication to be administered (bed, name and patient record);
    • aspirate orotracheal and tracheostomy cannula;
    • participate in the management of supplies;
    • check quantity of psychotropic drugs;
    • inspect each patient;
    • promote comprehensive care;
    • perform antisepsis;
    • demonstrate understanding;
    • ready the patient for examination and surgery;
    • sterilize instruments;
    • inspect validity of materials and medicines;
    • administer incompatible medications separately;
    • perform tests and exams;
    • place side rails on the bed;
    • mapping area of operation;
    • prevent suicide attempts and risk situations;
    • contain sharps for disposal;
    • encouraging community participation;
    • arrange clothes;
    • sanitize patient;
    • accompany patient in medication intake;
    • inspect facilities and workers;
    • limit patient circulation space;
    • recommend disembarkation of sick and injured person;
    • get vaccinated;

    Sectors that hire Health assistant (maritime navigation) the most in the job market

    • cabotage maritime transport - cargo
    • dental prosthesis services
    • dental activity with resources for performing surgical procedures
    • long sea shipping - cargo
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties
    • inland cargo transport, intercity, interstate and international
    • multimodal transport operator - otm
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • transport by inland navigation of passengers on regular, intercity, interstate and international lines
    • maritime support navigation

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