Nurse assistants are actually the bulk of what people assume to be nurses in hospitals and related fields. Nurse assistants are vital to the medical industry: They spend more time with patients than any other medical professional. They also handle all of the other necessary jobs that doctors and registered nurses simply do not have the time for. Nurse assistants often find their job very fulfilling as they possess the ability to truly help people in need of medical attention and to have a direct impact on their health and care.
Nurse Assistant Tasks
Position, feed, bathe, dress and assist patients with grooming and other tasks.
Observe patients' conditions, measure and record food and liquid intake and output and vital signs, and report changes to professional staff.
Assists with direct patient care under the supervision of the RN or other medical professionals.
Provide patients with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed.