Nursing assistants help nurses and other healthcare staff in attending to patients’ care needs in a variety of settings – nursing homes, hospitals, and hospices among them. They usually work under the supervision of a registered nurse, and may work on a part-time, as-needed, or full-time basis.
Nursing 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.