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Nursing Assistant Job Overview

Nursing assistants work in hospitals, nursing care facilities, and ambulatory health care services. They help doctors and nurses provide optimal care to patients. Nursing assistants also work directly with patients and residents of nursing homes to provide basic health care for them. The most common job duties of a nursing assistant might include:

  • Talking to patients to see how they are feeling and what they need when it comes to care.
  • Cleaning and bathing patients or nursing home residents.
  • Helping patients use the toilet.
  • Providing assistance while patients get dressed.
  • Turning patients who are confined to bed rest.
  • Helping patients move to and from beds and wheelchairs.
  • Listening to patients as they speak about their health issues.
  • Reporting the patients’ complaints to the physician.
  • Measuring patients’ temperature and blood pressure before they see a doctor.
  • Helping patients eat meals when they can’t feed themselves.
  • Dispensing medicines to patients.

Candidates who enjoy working with people, particularly the elderly, may enjoy working as a nursing assistant. Aspiring nursing assistants need to be dedicated to the well-being of patients and willing to work long hours.

Nursing Assistant Job Education Requirements

Most nursing assistant positions require that candidates have at least a high school diploma or its equivalent. It’s also necessary that nursing assistants complete an education program where they will be taught the various principles of nursing, and they will also be able to acquire hands-on experience doing clinical work under supervision. After the program’s completion, they must pass the state’s competency exam for nursing assistants. Those who want to go further with their education may opt to look at considerably higher paying jobs, such as being a nurse or a nurse supervisor.

Nursing Assistant Job Market

There are currently more than one and a half million Americans employed as nursing assistants, and more than 312,200 new nursing assistant positions will be added between now and 2022. This 21 percent job growth means that the demand for nursing assistants will be steadily and significantly increasing. As more people are able to access health insurance and the baby boomer generation ages, there will be more people seeing doctors regularly, and the need for nursing assistants will increase substantially.

Nursing Assistant Job Salary Information

The average annual salary for nursing assistants is $24,420, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The top 10 percent of earners who worked as nursing assistants made over $35,330, while 10 percent of those working within the low-end pay rate earned less than $18,300 per year.

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The Neighborhood of Somerset Senior Living Community is hiring for Resident Assistants, Assisted Living, Certified Nursing Assistants, Nursing Facility, Cook Full Time & Part-time Available Evening & Night Shifts Excellent Benefits, Competitive Salary Prefer Candidate with Long Term Care Experience, and Communication Skills Apply in Person: The Neighborhood of Somerset 100 Neighborly Way S...
Full Time Assistant Director Of Nursing for Rehab and Long Term Care Nursing Facility! A terrific opportunity for an Assistant Director of Nursing to help lead our nursing staff. We are seeking a RN (BSN preferred) with long-term care, and management experience . If you have exceptional organizational skills, the ability to work under pressure, knowledge of documentation, & Medicare, this is your...
Compass Pointe Healthcare Systems, a nationwide healthcare services company providing quality care throughout 13 states, is seeking Assistant Director of Nursing-Skilled Nursing at Searcy Health & Rehab. Join our growing company and quality team! The Assistant Director of Nursing (“ADON”) is responsible for effective overall management of the Nursing Department and coordination with other discipl...
Maxim Staffing Solutions in Tulsa is currently looking for All-Start CNAs to work within Nursing Homes. We have many shift variations to help create a schedule that will work for you. Most of the shifts are 8-hours and could create opportunities to work double-shifts. If you are interested in this opportunity please call us at 918-523-1883 or email Justin at ***** Responsibilities...
Maxim Staffing has multiple openings on our PRN roster for CNA's with experience working in Nursing Homes. We have shifts at all times of the day to accommodate your busy schedule. This position can provide Full-Time work if you have open availability . Many of the facilities we work with are in the Tulsa area to keep you close to your home. If you are interested please Apply Now or call 918-523-...
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - Healthcare Nursing Staff BravoTECH, a leader in IT staffing and staff augmentation services, seeks Certified Nursing Assistant’s (CNA) for our preferred client in their Santa Fe, NM location. POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direct: supervision of a Registered Nurse/licensed Nurse; this position will assist with routine and repetitive patient care activities on a n...
Part-time Office Assistant /Certified Nursing Assistant -Private In Home Health Care SW Houston/ Bellaire Elevated and empowered CNAs are the key to excellence in in-home care. BrightStar Care is committed to creating an environment where you are supported, have access to information, educational opportunities, resources, and have our advocacy to leverage their compassion, strong voices and inte...
Are you responsible for multiple patients daily in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, or assisted living community, rushing from one room to the next? Would it be a refreshing change to care for people one to one, being able to take the time needed to make someone feel comfortable and respected? If so, Privatus Care Solutions is now offering per diem opportunities in our client homes and alter...
Apply Online at: https://smartlinx.vcpi.com/williampenn/ Job Purpose: Helps patients by supporting personal hygiene and daily living needs; providing comfort, transportation, and vital sign monitoring. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) - $12/hour with $1/hour shift differential from 2p-10p Personal Care Assistants - $9/hour with $0.50/hour shift differential from 3p-11p (possible training for...
Margaret E. Moul Home (MEMH) 2050 Barley Rd. York PA 17408 Ph. 717-767-6463 Fax 717-718-9719 MEMH provides medical and nursing care as well as rehabilitation services for adults with neuromuscular impairment. RN - 3p - 11p LPN - 11p - 7a Certified Nursing Assistants - FT / PT all shifts Dietary Assistants - PT Nutritional Aides - PT Housekeeping / Laundry- FT 6a - 2p COTA – Full Time ...
Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services HOUSTON, TEXAS ASSISTANT MEDICARE COORDINATOR, LVN - LVN required - 2 years Medicare & MDS experience is a must! - 7:30am-4pm, Full-Time, Monday-Friday ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NURSING, RN - RN required - MDS knowledge - Long Term Care experience - Strong leadership & experience required! - 7:30am-4pm, Full-Time, some weekends Great location, excel...
Description Monroe Manor a 74-bed SNF located in Monroe, WI is currently seeking a Director of Nursing. The Director of Nursing is responsible for the planning, organization, direction, supervision, and evaluation of all the nursing services provided in the facility. We are seeking a Registered Nurse with management or supervisory experience in the long-term/post-acute care environments. Someone ...
Performs various patient care tasks and uses non-professional skills to assist the nurse in providing personal care and comfort measures. Minimum Qualifications Education: Must have High School diploma or GED. Certifications: BLS certification. Required certifications must be current before assigned to care for patients independently. Other: Must be familiar with procedures involved in patient...
Performs various patient care skills to assist the nurse in providing personal care and comfort measures. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards. QUALIFICATIONS MINIMUM REQUIRED FOR NURSING ASSISTANT Education: Must have High School diploma or GED. Certification/Registration: Must be either currently a nursing student at...
Performs various patient care skills to assist the nurse in providing personal care and comfort measures. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards. QUALIFICATIONS MINIMUM REQUIRED FOR NURSING ASSISTANT Education: Must have High School diploma or GED. Certification/Registration: Must be either currently a nursing student at ...
High School/GED Performs various patient care tasks and uses non-professional skills to assist the nurse in providing personal care and comfort measures. Minimum Qualifications Education: Must have High School diploma or GED. Certifications: Current BLS Certification required before assigned to care for patients independently Other: Must be familiar with procedures involved in patient tasks. ...
BLS Healthcare Provider Certified Nurse Aide/Assistant Provides direct and indirect patient care activities under the direction of an RN or LPN. Assists patients with activities or daily living, provides for personal care, comfort and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment for patients. Minimum Qualifications Education: High school gradutate or equivalent. Experience: 4 ye...
The Designated Nursing Assistant / Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A) is responsible for providing direct resident care including nursing/clinical care, personal, nutritional and restorative care in the skilled nursing operations and other areas throughout the community as appropriate. You will be responsible for a designated group of residents and operate in direct support of the Sunrise Missio...
Kahu Malama Nurses Honolulu, HI
Healthcare professionals wanted! We have multiple openings for Home Health Aides, Nursing Assistants and Certified Nursing Assistants. Must have at least 6 months experience, have a vehicle and be willing to do home care for several clients. Home Health Aide duties include: Meal Preparation, laundry, shopping/errands and light housekeeping. NA/CNA duties include: Personal hygiene, grooming, ...
Sunrise Senior Living Bethesda, MD
The Designated Nursing Assistant / Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A) is responsible for providing direct resident care including nursing/clinical care, personal, nutritional and restorative care in the skilled nursing operations and other areas throughout the community as appropriate. You will be responsible for a designated group of residents and operate in direct support of the Sunrise Missio...

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