Job Description

Job Summary: The Nursing Assistant performs basic patient care activities as delegated by the registered Nurse, which assist the nursing staff in providing for quality patient care.


  • Performs all patient care activities under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
  • Functions in the role of assistant to the nursing staff or to the Registered Nurse.
  • Performs non-nursing functions which impact and contribute to the quality of patient care as directed by the Registered Nurse.
  • Provides and maintains a safe and comfortable environment for the patient:
    • Assists patients getting in and out of bed.
    • Orients patient to call light and side rails, maintains accessibility and answers call light in a timely fashion.
    • Stays with restless patients.
    • Makes and instructs in the use of cough pillows.
    • Assists in the collection of medical data, vital signs.
  • Assists the Registered Nurse with specific components of admission, transfer, and discharge of patients:
    • Preparation of the unit.
    • Transferring patient to bed.
    • Assembling patients' belongings.
    • Accompanying patients as directed.
  • Assists the Registered Nurse with ADLs:
    • Partial bed baths, assistance with shower and sit baths, as appropriate for patient.
    • Fills water pitchers serves nourishments.
    • Records intake and output.
  • Assists with collection of specimens.
  • Documents vital signs, I&O on appropriate forms.
  • Disposes of trash and linen on an ongoing basis.
  • May be required to float, within competencies, to other units, as needed.
  • Knowledgeable and compliant with infectious diseases policy and procedures:
    • Appropriately cares for patients on precautions.
    • Uses protective measures as deemed appropriate.
    • Separates infectious materials and disposes of them appropriately.
  • Complies with Patient Safety goals as set forth by the medical center.
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
  • Commits to, recognize, and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High School graduate or GED.
  • CPR and CNA certification required.
  • Previous experience required.
  • Successful completion of Nursing Assistant Pre-test.
  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing in the English language.
  • Able to complete mathematical computations required to perform treatment protocols.
  • Able to lift, transfer and move patients.

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