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Nursing Assistant job description

A Nursing Assistant works in nursing homes, hospitals and other facilities to provide general care for patients who can’t get around on their own or with help from family members.

Use this Nursing Assistant job description to advertise your vacancies and find qualified candidates. Feel free to modify responsibilities and requirements based on your needs.

Nursing Assistant responsibilities include:

  • Helping patients with hygiene, such as using the bathroom, bathing, brushing teeth and dressing
  • Assisting patients with meals by feeding them
  • Monitoring general health and vital signs and reporting to RN

Job brief

We are looking for a Nursing Assistant to join our team and help our patients with daily activities such as eating, dressing and bathing as needed. 

Nursing Assistant responsibilities include providing basic services to patients throughout the day who have difficulties with mobility or cognitive skills. 

Ultimately, you will work directly with patients to provide various services to assist them with basic needs and maintain their wellbeing as needed.


  • Help patients use the bathroom
  • Clean and bathe patients or residents
  • Maintain patients’ hygiene and change bedding
  • Turn, reposition and move patients between wheelchairs, seats and beds
  • Serve meals and help patients eat their food
  • Measure vital signs like blood pressure and temperature

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Nursing Assistant or similar role
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Great written and verbal communication
  • Ability to carefully read and follow directions
  • Flexibility in work duties and schedule
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Ability to lift and move patients
  • Good foundation of clinical skills and knowledge
  • Relevant training and/or certifications as a Nursing Assistant

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