Nursing Assistants


Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.
Also called: Certified Medication Aide (CMA), Certified Nurses Aide (CNA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Nursing Assistant

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • psychology
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Epic Systems
  • MEDITECH software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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