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Become A Nurses' Aide

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Working As A Nurses' Aide

  • 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

  • $22,329

    Average Salary

What Does A Nurses' Aide Do At Epic Health Services

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* Provides lesson plans, personal care, rehabilitative, and supportive services.
* Assists in the implementation of a realistic, goal-oriented Plan of Care.
* Provides hands-on personal care services to client.
* Provides observations and follow-up.
* Assists clients in activities of daily living.
* Plans and prepares meals.
* Maintains a clean and safe environment.
* Performs assigned housekeeping tasks.
* Assists the client with medications which are ordinarily self-administered, as required by the assigned case and allowed by state regulations

What Does A Nurses' Aide Do At Ascension Health

* Assists with procedures ordered by physician and supervised by a Registered Nurse (RN).
* Assists patients with tending to personal care, activities of daily living and transfers/transport.
* Reports findings or changes in physical, mental and emotional conditions to nursing staff.
* Assists with keeping patient rooms clean and orderly.
* Provides for patients psychosocial and spiritual needs & special conditions.
* Develops & maintains cooperative and therapeutic relationships with residents, families and other staff
* Initiates patient rounds routinely, responds to patient call lights in a reasonable timeframe & responds to patient safety concerns promptly
* Accurately measures and documents vital signs and notifies nurse of abnormal results

What Does A Nurses' Aide Do At Shepherd of The Valley Lutheran Retirement Service

* STNA’s will care for residents in nursing home, or other medical facility, under direction of nursing and medical staff.
* STNA’s will perform initial and ongoing comprehensive assessment of patients, (caregivers/family) to determine home care needs.
* Care for residents who need assistance or total care, and help with activities of daily living.
* Give excellent customer service to patients, families, visitors and staff.
* Work in tandem with Nursing team, ensuring professionalism in all STNA duties.
* Document STNA care on flow sheets.
* STNA’s will perform routine rounds to ensure residents are safe, clean, and comfortable.

What Does A Nurses' Aide Do At New Hanover Regional Medical Center

* 1. Competently performs a variety of patient care activities to meet the daily personal needs and comfort of the patient.
* Performs Nurse Aide I skills as approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and facility policy.
* Appropriately communicates information in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
* Organizes, prioritizes, and performs work effectively and efficiently.
* Maintains and adjusts schedule to enhance team performance 5.
* Demonstrates a daily commitment to the values of the department 6.
* Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations in dealing with all members of the team.
* Maintains and promotes customer satisfaction.
* Demonstrates the NHRMC's Standards of Performance & Service and Operational Excellence on the unit.
* Responsible for completing a variety of department specific tasks to assist with optimal department safety and functioning.
* Performs moderate or waived point of care testing per CLIA guidelines
* Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

What Does A Nurses' Aide Do At Briarwood Village

* Assist residents in all activities of daily living, to include, bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, transferring, personal hygiene and ambulation
* Must follow HCF Policies and Procedures
* Must meet job related competencies as outlined in the Skills Competency Manual
* Answers call lights
* Complete documentation of care given
* Refers to and follows resident care plan
* Report any abnormal findings, such as, injuries, incidents, skin issues, complaints, suspected abuse/neglect/misappropriation, and any unsafe conditions
* Attend required in-service education
* Keep resident rooms and work areas neat and clean
* Follows appropriate Infection Control and Safety Practices
* Communicates effectively with residents, staff and visitors
* All other duties as assigned

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How To Become A Nurses' Aide

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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Real Nurses' Aide Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Nursing Aide Rodica C. Nicula Scottsdale, AZ Mar 01, 2010 $82,228
Nursing Aide/Assistant Lonika's Place Mission Viejo, CA Jun 05, 2008 $47,897
Nurse Aid Starbright Employment Agency, Inc. NY Sep 04, 2008 $33,475
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* Creative Care Adult Family Home Inc. Lake Forest Park, WA Feb 07, 2013 $33,392 -
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* New York Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing NY Oct 29, 2013 $32,760
Nursing Aides OMV Medical, Inc. Takoma Park, MD Mar 17, 2010 $32,536
Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Attendant San Tomas Convalescent San Jose, CA Feb 13, 2008 $30,595
Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Attendants San Tomas Convalescent San Jose, CA Apr 30, 2010 $30,575
Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Attendants San Tomas Convalescent San Jose, CA Nov 30, 2007 $30,575
Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Attendants San Tomas Convalescent San Jose, CA Dec 04, 2007 $30,575

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Top Skills for A Nurses' Aide


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Top Nurses' Aide Skills

  1. ADL
  2. Blood Pressure
  3. Personal Care
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Used observational skills to update resource RN of changes in patient demeanor, appetite, ADLS and communication abilities.
  • Recorded vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rate, as directed by medical or nursing staff
  • Care for patients by changing bed linens, washing and ironing laundry, cleaning, or assisting with their personal care.
  • Administrated and recorded vital signs ensuring to immediately notify patient's doctor if any new health concerns developed.
  • Provided direct patient care, including interviewing patients, basic vital signs, personal hygiene, and other essential daily care.

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