Front Line Health Worker

A Front Line Health Worker (FLHW) is a healthcare professional who provides direct medical care and services to patients in a variety of settings. They work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, community health centers, and other healthcare facilities. The specific job duties of a FLHW vary depending on their area of specialization, but generally include the following:

  1. Patient care: FLHWs are responsible for providing direct care to patients, including monitoring vital signs, administering medication, dressing wounds, and providing assistance with activities of daily living.

  2. Patient education: FLHWs educate patients and their families about their conditions, treatment options, and how to manage their health at home.

  3. Record keeping: FLHWs maintain accurate and up-to-date medical records, including patient histories, progress notes, and medication administration records.

  4. Collaboration: FLHWs work closely with other healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals, to provide comprehensive care to patients.

  5. Infection control: FLHWs follow strict infection control procedures to prevent the spread of disease, including proper hand hygiene and use of personal protective equipment.

  6. Emergency response: FLHWs are trained to respond to emergencies, including cardiac arrest, seizures, and respiratory distress.

  7. Health promotion: FLHWs promote healthy lifestyles and disease prevention through education, counseling, and community outreach.

  8. Administrative tasks: FLHWs may be responsible for scheduling appointments, answering phones, and other administrative tasks as needed.

Overall, FLHWs play a critical role in providing high-quality healthcare services to patients and their families, and require a combination of technical skills, empathy, and strong communication skills to be successful in their roles.