Maritime health assistant - Salary and Career
Nursing technicians and assistants

Maritime health assistant - 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 Maritime health assistant earn

A Maritime health assistant 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 Maritime health assistant

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 Maritime health assistant

Nursing technicians and assistants must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Maritime health assistant 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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