Also referred to as: Nursing Assistant (non-certified), Nursing Unit Patient Care Assistant
Requirements and Responsibilities

Nursing Assistant assists nursing team with a variety of patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs, comfort, and safety of patients. Assists patients with personal hygiene, dressing, walking. Being a Nursing Assistant changes bed linens and assists with patient transportation to tests and procedures. May serve and collect food trays and provide patients with between-meal nourishment. Additionally, Nursing Assistant may record temperature or vital signs under the direction of a nurse. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a registered nurse or supervisor. The Nursing Assistant possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. May require 0-1 year of general work experience.

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