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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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CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS / CAREGIVERS / NURSING ASSISTANTS BE A STAR - TO OUR RESIDENTS IF RESIDENT CARE IS AS IMPORTANT TO YOU AS IT IS TO US. HILLCREST NURSING CENTER WANTS YOU. HILLCREST - ONE OF LAKE COUNTIES PREMIER SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES IS LOOKING TO FILL SOME EXPANDED POSITIONS. IF YOU ARE A CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS – COME IN FOR AN INTERVIEW TODAY… IF YOU ARE CAREGIVER O...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with basic nursing care under the supervision of the licensed nurse. Basic technical skills: The nurse assistant demonstrates basic technical skills which facilitate an optimal level of functioning for the resident, recognizing individual, cultural, and religious diversity Personal care skills: The nurse assistant demonstrates basic personal care skills Mental health a...
Nursing The Elizabeth Scott Community is hiring employees to staff both our Long-Term Skilled Nursing Facility and our NEW Skilled Rehabilitation Center opening soon. Charge Nurses (full and part-time). Must possess a current license by the State of Ohio as a Registered Nurse. Nursing Assistants (full and part-time). Must be State-Tested or Test-Ready. We encourage applicants to stop out to ...
NOW HIRING: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR of NURSING CARRINGTON PLACE OF CHESAPEAKE is now seeking experienced RNs for consideration for our Assistant Director of Nursing Position If you have: 5+ years of experience as an RN 3+ years in Long Term Care /Skilled Nursing Staff Education experience The desire to advance your career A team Player attitude Compassion for patients and residents We offer: ...
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...
Nursing Assistant / Certified Nursing Assistants Concordia Lutheran Health and Human Care is seeking Nursing Assistants in Personal Care and Certified Nursing Assistants in Skilled Nursing. Nursing Assistant Position Summary The Nurse Aide assists the licensed nursing staff by providing direct resident care related to Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living...
Certified Nursing Assistant/ Office 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 intellect. Ea...
Assistant Director of Nursing/ Director of Nursing Woodford County Health Department, Eureka, Illinois Posted: 2/3/2015 Expires: 3/2/2015 Job Information: Job Title: From Date of Hire through 1/4/2016, Assistant Director of Nursing Automatically transitioning to: Director of Nursing on 1/5/2016 The Woodford County Health Department is seeking an experienced public health professional to se...
Description Care Center East, an 83-bed SNF located in Portland, OR 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. ...
Novum Pharmaceutical Research Services integrity. in science. in business. Join our Research Team In Fargo. We are currently recruiting for part time Overnight Medical Assistants/Nursing Assistants who will be responsible for supporting study progression according to the study protocol and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). Essential Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: · Docu...
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...
ePeople Healthcare Columbia, PA
Immediate Hire for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) positions in the Columbia, PA area! Anyone with all of their credentials (TB, Physical, CPR, & License) will qualify for an immediate start! Candidates must be able to pass drug screen, background checks, and have their own form of reliable transportation. Minimum Education: Certification as a Nursing Assistant in the state of Pennsylvania. ...
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...
As a designated care provider at Sunrise, you will be at the center of what we do best, caring for the residents of our communities. - You will build meaningful relationships with a specified number of seniors and their families as you provide assistance with activities of daily living, attend to individual care needs and get to know their unique preferences and personalities. - You will notify ...
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...
ePeople Healthcare Camp Hill, PA
Immediate Hire for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) positions in the Camp Hill, PA area! Anyone with all of their credentials (TB, Physical, CPR, & License) will qualify for an immediate start! Candidates must be able to pass drug screen, background checks, and have their own form of reliable transportation. Minimum Education: Certification as a Nursing Assistant in the state of Pennsylvania. ...
The essential duties and responsibilities of the nursing assistant shall be to assist licensed personnel in the delivery of care for patients of all ages, from pediatric through geriatric, and in the maintenance of the department, as determined by and under the supervision of licensed personnel. This person will perform all duties in an professional and ethical manner. Minimum Qualifications Edu...
Position is 24 hours per pay period. Varying hours including weekends and holidays. Sanford Vermillion Medical Center is proud to provide quality healthcare to the community of Vermillion and the surrounding area. Our dedication to providing healthcare to you and your loved ones means we strive to offer accessible clinic hours, quality facilities and equipment and friendly providers and staff who...
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. Completes orienta...
ePeople Healthcare Camp Hill, PA
Immediate Hire for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) positions in the Camp Hill, PA area! Anyone with all of their credentials (TB, Physical, CPR, & License) will qualify for an immediate start! Candidates must be able to pass drug screen, background checks, and have their own form of reliable transportation. Minimum Education: Certification as a Nursing Assistant in the state of Pennsylvania. ...

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