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.
Make a Difference
A Typical Day
- Answer patient call signals, signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patients' needs.
- Provide physical support to assist patients to perform daily living activities, such as getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, standing, walking, or exercising.
- Review patients' dietary restrictions, food allergies, and preferences to ensure patient receives appropriate diet.
- Measure and record food and liquid intake or urinary and fecal output, reporting changes to medical or nursing staff.
Nursing Assistant training, some work environments require certification
Education & Training
Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.
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Northwest Education Services (formerly TBAISD) Career Tech - Allied Health
Volunteer or work at a hospital or health clinic
The Local Advantage Learning Pathway
Contact one of these companies and ask for an informational interview, to see if you can job shadow, or to find out if they hire interns.
Sample Job Titles...
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
- Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
- Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)