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"Nursing Aide, Orderlie, and Attendant"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties, such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Nursing Aide, Orderlie, and Attendant"

1) Turn and re-position bedridden patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores.

2) Answer patients' call signals.

 

3) Feed patients who are unable to feed themselves.

4) Observe patients' conditions, measuring and recording food and liquid intake and output and vital signs, and report changes to professional staff.

5) Provide patient care by supplying and emptying bed pans, applying dressings and supervising exercise routines.

 

6) Provide patients with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed.

7) Bathe, groom, shave, dress, and/or drape patients to prepare them for surgery, treatment, or examination.

8) Collect specimens such as urine, feces, or sputum.

9) Prepare, serve, and collect food trays.

10) Clean rooms and change linens.

11) Transport patients to treatment units, using a wheelchair or stretcher.

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12) Deliver messages, documents and specimens.

13) Answer phones and direct visitors.

14) Administer medications and treatments, such as catheterizations, suppositories, irrigations, enemas, massages, and douches, as directed by a physician or nurse.

 

15) Restrain patients if necessary.

16) Maintain inventory by storing, preparing, sterilizing, and issuing supplies such as dressing packs and treatment trays.

17) Explain medical instructions to patients and family members.

18) Perform clerical duties such as processing documents and scheduling appointments.

19) Work as part of a medical team that examines and treats clinic outpatients.

20) Set up equipment such as oxygen tents, portable x-ray machines, and overhead irrigation bottles.

Job Description for "Nursing Aide, Orderlie, and Attendant" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Nursing Aide, Orderlie, and Attendant"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  S-R-E        SOC:  31-1012.00


 

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