Nursing Attendant Job Description


The nursing attendant performs routine patient care with the supervision of the staff nurses. They work in health care centers as well as care facilities such as care homes, group homes, and residential care. Assisting patients with bathing and feeding, positioning immobile patients, collecting vitals, and evaluating and documenting their health are all part of the work. They inform the supervisor of any changes, assist patients in walking with a walker or other equipment, change the sheets and secure environment for patients, raise, transfer, and move patients using correct techniques, cure-all patients and family members with regard, and interact with them politely.

Nursing Attendant Job Titles:

  • Nursing Attendant
  • Nursing Assistant

Nursing Attendant Job Summary:

We are looking to hire a nursing assistant who has a high school diploma, certification, and expertise in a similar field. During the designated duty hours, the nursing assistant acts as a caretaker for the patient. Under the direction of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse, they offer nursing care and basic daily support to assigned patients. Support with basic life activities such as bathing, cleaning, toileting, feeding, preparing meals, and dining, as well as spiritual and emotional requirements. Execute chores and therapies that have been allotted to you. Keep track of vital records and other essential health data. Patients’ non-invasive biological specimens will be collected as needed. Handle clerical activities related to patient schedule and documentation. Organize and cleanse patient treatment rooms; arrange and clean medical devices; and discard the biomedical waste following the norms and policy. Ensure that the patient’s living spaces or rooms are clean. Assists assigned residents with basic medical needs, such as showering, going to the toilet, hygiene, clothing, changing clothes, getting and documenting vital signs, and providing psychological support and other personal services.

Nursing Attendant Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist with daily tasks such as providing meals, getting fed patients, and locating patients
  • Focus on providing clean water and good nutrition in between foods
  •  Offer adjunct services such as sterilized wound dressing and post-operative preparation
  •  Manage patient stability by monitoring vital signs and weight
  •  Deliver patient satisfaction by using equipment
  • Record activity by filling out forms, logbook, and reports
  •  Transport patients, handle patient inquiries and communicate patient observations to the nursing supervisor
  • Follow regulations and procedures to keep the workplace running smoothly.
  • Maintain the value of the organization by protecting patient information private.
  • Maintain job knowledge by attending educational programs
  • Follow all health and safety regulations
  • Improve the nursing department’s and hospital’s credibility by assuming responsibility for taking new and unusual demands

Nursing Attendant Skills and Qualification:

  • Should have a high school education or equivalent
  • Should have prevailing CAN certification in the state of practice
  •  Must have an average of one year of experience in a related field
  •  Ability to follow guidelines
  • Excellent skillset
  • Has to be empathetic and approachable
  • Ability to manage emotion and extreme stress
  • Strong computer skills including data entry
  • Must be punctual, dependable, and have great communication skills
  • Superb oral and written communication abilities

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