Nursing Assistants:

Provide or assist with basic care or support under the direction of onsite licensed nursing staff. Perform duties such as monitoring of health status, feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, or ambulation of patients in a health or nursing facility. May include medication administration and other health-related tasks. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $28,610.00
Average Time to Fill 44 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 39,800
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 6.53 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Customer Service
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Written Communication
Computer Fundamentals

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Attend to patient's personal care
Give medications or immunizations
Administer first aid
Provide in home patient care
Employ preventative procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Administer intravenous medications
Administer non-intravenous medications
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Administer medical injections
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Feed food to individuals
Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Treat medical condition of patient
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids
Provide care for children or adolescents
Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Apply traction to patients
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Massage patient or client
Administer rehabilitation interventions
Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures
Perform dental hygiene procedures
Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery
Hold patients to ensure proper positioning or safety
Conduct medical tests
Deliver babies
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Test patient heart functioning
Test patient lung functioning
Assist individuals with special needs
Perform emergency medical procedures
Develop treatment plans
Develop dietary care plans
Treat psychological disorders and issues
Develop medical treatment plans
Position patients for treatment or examination
Perform minor surgery
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Employ respiratory equipment
Implement life support procedures
Conduct medical x-rays
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Conduct diagnostic tests to determine patient health
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
First Aid Cpr Aed
Infection Control
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Medication Distribution
Vital Signs Recording
Patient Bathing

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