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– Certified Nursing Assistant

What do nursing assistants and orderlies do?

Sometimes called nursing aides, they help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Clean and bathe patients or residents
  • Help patients use the toilet and dress
  • Turn, reposition, and transfer patients between beds and wheelchairs
  • Listen to and record patients’ health concerns and report the information to nurses
  • Measure patients’ vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature
  • Serve meals and help patients eat
  • Help patients to move around the facility by doing such tasks as pushing wheelchairs
  • Clean equipment and facilities
  • Change linens
  • Stock supplies

Job Outlook:

Overall employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 5 percent from 2021 to 2031, about the average for all occupations.

More information: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nursing-assistants.htm

Median Annual Pay

$14.57 | Hourly


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