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NURSING AIDE/NURSING ASST I

The Nursing Aide/Nursing Assistant I is responsible for assisting a registered nurse in providing basic care to patients. This position is governed by state

Class Code:

L088C

Job Grade:

GS02

Special Job Requirements:

May be required to work rotating shifts or hours other than normal working hours or to be on call. May require lifting and positioning patients, walking, use of restraints, and aggressive behavior management practices.

Typical Functions:

Assists nurse with routine and emergency medical procedures by checking patients’ vital signs, applying hot packs or ice packs, irrigating colostomies, catheterizing patients, and performing other medical procedures as directed. Monitors patient’s condition by making rounds and responding to call lights and notifies nurse of problems. Documents changes in patient’s condition, treatments provided, and responses to care. Provides assistance to patients by delivering food trays, assisting patients with eating, exercising, and bathroom needs, or repositioning restrained patients and cleaning patients who have soiled themselves. Transports or escorts patients to appointments and activities. Performs housekeeping duties, including making beds, storing laundry, bagging trash and dirty linens, and spot mopping, in order to maintain a safe and clean environment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Ability to carry out oral and/or written instructions. Ability to perform repetitive and routine tasks. Ability to record information.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

N
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