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  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $67,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Emeritus Do

Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.

Duties

Nursing assistants provide basic care and help with activities of daily living. They typically do the following:

  • Clean and bathe patients or residents
  • Help patients use the toilet and dress
  • Turn, reposition, and transfer patients between beds and wheelchairs
  • Listen to and record patients’ health concerns and report that information to nurses
  • Measure patients’ vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature
  • Serve meals and help patients eat

Some nursing assistants also may dispense medication, depending on their training level and the state in which they work.

In nursing homes and residential care facilities, assistants are often the principal caregivers. They have more contact with residents than other members of the staff. Because some residents stay in a nursing home for months or years, assistants may develop close relationships with their residents.

Orderlies typically do the following:

  • Assist patients with moving about the facility, such as pushing wheelchairs
  • Clean equipment and facilities
  • Change linens
  • Stock supplies

Nursing assistants and orderlies work as part of a healthcare team under the supervision of licensed practical or licensed vocational nurses and registered nurses.

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How To Become An Emeritus

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program and must pass their state’s competency exam. Orderlies generally have at least a high school diploma.

Education and Training

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program in which they learn the basic principles of nursing and complete supervised clinical work. These programs are found in high schools, community colleges, vocational and technical schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.

In addition, nursing assistants typically complete a brief period of on-the-job training to learn about their specific employer’s policies and procedures.

Orderlies typically have at least a high school diploma and receive a short period of on-the-job training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

After completing a state-approved education program, nursing assistants take a competency exam. Passing this exam allows them to use state-specific titles. In some states, a nursing assistant or aide is called a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), but titles vary from state to state.

Nursing assistants who have passed the competency exam are placed on a state registry. Nursing assistants must be on the state registry to work in a nursing home.

Some states have other requirements as well, such as continuing education and a criminal background check. Check with state boards of nursing or health for more information.

In some states, nursing assistants can earn additional credentials, such as becoming a Certified Medication Assistant (CMA). As a CMA, they can give medications.

Orderlies do not need a license, however, many jobs require a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, which shows they are trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Nursing assistants and orderlies must be able to communicate effectively to address patients’ or residents’ concerns. They also need to relay important information to other healthcare workers.

Compassion. Nursing assistants and orderlies assist and care for the sick, injured, and elderly. Doing so requires a compassionate and empathetic attitude.

Patience. The routine tasks of cleaning, feeding, and bathing patients or residents can be stressful. Nursing assistants and orderlies must have patience in order to complete these tasks.

Physical stamina. Nursing assistants and orderlies spend much of their time on their feet. They should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or moving patients.

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Emeritus Career Paths

Emeritus
Certified Nursing Assistant Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Office Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Staff Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nurse Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Assistant Director Of Nursing
7 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Utilization Review Nurse Case Manager
Patient Care Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Senior Technician Specialist Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Patient Care Coordinator Office Manager
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Patient Care Coordinator Assistant Manager
Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Technician Team Leader
Unit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Team Leader Case Manager
Director Of Social Services
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Ambulatory Care Coordinator Case Manager
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Resident Assistant Consultant Program Manager
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Consultant Nurse Nursing Director
Director Of Health Services
10 Yearsyrs
Administrator Manager Assistant Director
Director Of Admissions
7 Yearsyrs
Administrator Registered Nurse Case Manager Nursing Director
Managed Care Director
9 Yearsyrs
Administrator Nurse Manager Nursing Director
Wellness Director
7 Yearsyrs
Nurse Senior Technician Specialist Director Of Social Services
Resident Services Director
6 Yearsyrs
Nurse Patient Care Coordinator Front Office Manager
Resident Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Nurse Ambulatory Care Coordinator House Manager
Home Manager
5 Yearsyrs
PRN Clinician Residential Supervisor
Residential Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Top Skills for An Emeritus

  1. Memory Care
  2. Patient Care
  3. Resident Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed relationships and trust with families and residents while assisting them as they transition into assisted living or memory care.
  • Give direct patient care, such as bathing, dressing, and feeding patients, and assisting in examinations and treatments.
  • Monitored expected and adverse effects of medication in an effort to ensure resident safety.
  • Served as an Assistant Resident Care Director at an assistant living facility housing approximately 300 residents.
  • Assisted/collaborated with ancillary staff to provide developmentally appropriate activities and physical therapy sessions for Alzheimer's and Dementia residents.

Emeritus Resume Examples And Tips

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Emeritus Demographics

Gender

Female

67.8%

Male

20.9%

Unknown

11.3%
Ethnicity

White

60.5%

Hispanic or Latino

17.9%

Black or African American

11.3%

Asian

6.8%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

55.1%

French

10.2%

Chinese

6.1%

Tagalog

6.1%

Filipino

4.1%

German

4.1%

Khmer

2.0%

Ukrainian

2.0%

Urdu

2.0%

Russian

2.0%

Korean

2.0%

Finnish

2.0%

Arabic

2.0%
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Emeritus Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

18.3%

University of Washington

6.4%

Greenville Technical College

6.4%

University of Central Florida

6.0%

Stanbridge University

6.0%

Houston Community College

4.6%

The Academy

4.6%

University of Akron

4.1%

University of Southern Mississippi

4.1%

Northern Arizona University

4.1%

Excelsior College

4.1%

Keiser University

4.1%

Everest Institute

3.7%

Arizona State University

3.7%

All American Career College

3.7%

University of New Hampshire

3.2%

Ashford University

3.2%

Kent State University

3.2%

Walden University

3.2%

University of Florida

3.2%
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Majors

Nursing

29.5%

Business

13.1%

Medical Assisting Services

10.0%

Nursing Assistants

5.9%

Health Care Administration

5.6%

Psychology

5.1%

General Studies

3.6%

Accounting

3.0%

Social Work

2.8%

Communication

2.5%

Culinary Arts

2.4%

Management

2.4%

Criminal Justice

2.1%

Liberal Arts

2.0%

Education

1.9%

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

1.7%

Marketing

1.7%

Biology

1.6%

Physical Therapy

1.6%

Pharmacy

1.5%
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Degrees

Other

32.4%

Bachelors

26.9%

Associate

16.9%

Masters

8.5%

Certificate

7.1%

Diploma

4.4%

License

2.3%

Doctorate

1.5%
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