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Sample Nursing Assistant Job Description - Basic Template

Job Title

Nursing Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities

1) Administer medications or treatments, like catheterizations, suppositories, irrigations, enemas, massages, or douches, as directed by a physician or nurse.

2) Apply clean dressings, slings, stockings, or support bandages, under direction of nurse or physician.

3) Assist nurses or physicians in the operation of medical equipment or provision of patient care.

4) Change bed linens or make beds.

5) Clean sanitize patient rooms, bathrooms, examination rooms, or other patient areas.

6) Collect specimens, like urine, feces, or sputum.

7) Communicate with patients to ascertain feelings or need for assistance or social emotional support.

8) Document or otherwise report observations of patient behavior, complaints, or physical symptoms to nurses.

9) Feed patients or assist patients to eat or drink.

10) Gather information from caregivers, nurses, or physicians about patient condition, treatment plans, or appropriate activities.

11) Measure and record food and liquid intake or urinary fecal output, reporting changes to medical or nursing staff.

12) Observe or examine patients to detect symptoms that may require medical attention, like bruises, open wounds, or blood in urine.

13) Position or hold patients in position for surgical preparation.

14) Prepare or serve food trays.

15) Provide physical support to assist patients to perform daily living activities, like getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, standing, walking, or exercising.

16) Record height or weight of patients.

17) Record vital signs, like temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration rate, as directed by medical or nursing staff.

18) Remind patients to take medications or nutritional supplements.

19) Restock patient rooms with personal hygiene items, like towels, washcloths, soap, or toilet paper.

20) Review patients dietary restrictions, food allergies, and preferences to make sure patient receives appropriate diet.

21) Set up treating or testing equipment, like oxygen tents, portable radiograph x-ray equipment, or overhead irrigation bottles, as directed by a physician or nurse.

22) Stock or issue medical supplies, like dressing packs or treatment trays.

23) Supply, collect, or empty bedpans.

24) Transport patients to treatment units, testing units, operating rooms, or other areas, using wheelchairs, stretchers, or moveable beds.

25) Turn or reposition bedridden patients.

26) Undress, wash, and dress patients who are unable to do so for themselves.

27) Wash, groom, shave, or drape patients to prepare them for surgery, treatment, or examination.

28) Exercise patients who are comatose, paralyzed, or have restricted mobility.

29) Explain medical instructions to patients or family members.

30) Lift or assist others to lift patients to move them on or off beds, examination tables, surgical tables, or stretchers.

31) Provide information like directions, visiting hours, or patient status information to visitors or callers.

32) Transport specimens, laboratory items, or pharmacy items, ensuring proper documentation delivery to authorized personnel.

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