Nursing Assistant Job Description
Common nursing assistant job duties may include any of the following:
Some nursing assistants may also dispense medication, depending on their training level and the state in which they work. Nursing assistants are often the principal caregivers in nursing homes. They have more contact with residents than other members of the staff. Some residents stay in a nursing home for months or years, and nursing assistants may develop close, caring relationships with their patients.
Information on this page summarized from:
(1) Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nursing-assistants.htm
(2) O*Net Online,Summary Report for:31-1014.00 - Nursing Assistants, http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-1014.00
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