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Nursing Aides/Orderlies/Attendants - All Levels Combined

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Nursing Assistant
Benchmark Title: Nursing Aides/Orderlies/Attendants - All Levels Combined
Summary Job Description Tasks
Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties, such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. Nursing aides, also known as nursing assistants, geriatric aides, unlicensed assistive personnel, or hospital attendants, perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. They answer patients call lights, deliver messages, serve meals, make beds, and help patients eat, dress, and bathe. Aides also may provide skin care to patients, take their temperatures, pulse rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure, and help patients get in and out of bed and walk. They also may escort patie nts to operating and examining rooms, keep patients rooms neat, set up equipment, store and move supplies, or assist with some procedures. Aides observe patients physical, mental, and emotional conditions and report any change to the nursing or medical staff.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Nursing Assistant
Benchmark Title: Nursing Aides/Orderlies/Attendants - All Levels Combined
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Database software Data base user interface and query software
Medical records software Medical software
Scheduling software Calendar and scheduling software
Word processing software Word processing software
Adjustable hospital beds Patient care beds or accessories for general use
Anti-embolism elastic stockings Vascular or compression apparel or supports
Bed scales Patient bed or table scales for general use
Blood pressure measurement cuffs Blood pressure cuff kits
Clinical trapeze traction bars Clinical trapeze bars
Cold packs Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses or packs
Crutches Crutches or crutch accessories
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Digital medical thermometers Electronic medical thermometers
Enema equipment Enema kits or accessories
Fax machines Facsimile machines
Gurneys Gurneys or scissor lifts
Hydraulic lifts Clinical hydraulic lifts or accessories
Hyper/hypothermia blankets Therapeutic heating or cooling blankets or drapes
Infusion pump enteral feeding tubes Enteral feeding infusion pump tubing sets
Mechanical stethoscopes Mechanical stethoscopes or accessories
Medical oxygen masks Medical oxygen masks or parts
Notebook computers Notebook computers
Oral suction equipment Suction kits
Oxygen cylinders Medical gas cylinders or related devices
Oxygen tents Medical aerosol tents
Patient lifts Patient lifts or accessories
Patient restraints Patient stabilization or fall prevention devices or accessories
Patient walkers Walkers or rollators
Personal computers Personal computers
Photocopiers Photocopiers
Portable x ray machines Medical x ray units for general diagnostic use
Pulse oximeters Pulse oximeter units
Specimen collection containers Specimen collectors
Sterilizers Steam autoclaves or sterilizers
Surgical gloves Surgical gloves
Surgical irrigation tubing Surgical suction or irrigation tubings or accessories
Telemetry leads Electrocardiography EKG transmitter or telemetry or accessories
Urinalysis test strips Urinalysis test strips
Urinary catheters Urinary catheterization kits or accessories
Walking canes Canes or cane accessories
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Nursing Assistant
Benchmark Title: Nursing Aides/Orderlies/Attendants - All Levels Combined
Alternate Job Title(s)
Birth Attendant
Cart Attendant
Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
Certified Medication Technician
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
Certified Nurse Assistant
Certified Nurses Aide (CNA)
Certified Nursing Aide
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Competency Evaluated Nurse Aide (CENA)
Emergency Room Orderly
First Aid Attendant
First Aid Nurse
Geriatric Nursing Assistant
Gericare Aide
Health Aide
Health Care Aide
Health Care Assistant
Health Service Worker
Hospice Aide
Hospice Entrance Attendant
Hospital Aide
Hospital Assistant
Hospital Attendant
Hospital Corpsman
Hospital Medical Assistant
Hospital Orderly
Infirmary Attendant
Institutional Aide
Licensed Nursing Assistant
Medical Aide
Medical Attendant
Medical Orderly
Medication Aide
New Patient Escort
Nurse Assistant
Nurse Sitter
Nurse Technician
Nurse's Aide
Nursery Technician
Nursing Aid
Nursing Aide
Nursing Assistant
Nursing Attendant
Nursing Care Attendant
Nursing Home Aide
Operating Room Orderly
Patient Care Assistant (PCA)
Patient Care Associate
Patient Care Technician (PCT)
Patient Escort
Patient Sitter
Patient Transporter
Practical Nurse
Psychiatric Attendant
Resident Assistant
Restorative Aide
State Tested Nurses Assistant (STNA)
State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
Student Nurse
Surgical Aide
Surgical Orderly
Ward Aide
Ward Attendant
Ward Helper
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Nursing Assistant
Benchmark Title: Nursing Aides/Orderlies/Attendants - All Levels Combined
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