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Job Title: Nursing Assistant

Job Summary: We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated Nursing Assistant to provide basic care to patients in our healthcare facility. The Nursing Assistant will work under the supervision of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse and assist with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and feeding. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be able to work well in a team, and have a strong desire to help others.


  • Assist patients with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and feeding
  • Take and record vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature
  • Assist with mobility, such as transferring patients from bed to wheelchair
  • Provide emotional support to patients and their families
  • Assist with medical procedures, such as catheterization and wound care
  • Document patient care in medical records
  • Report any changes in patient condition to the nursing staff
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment for patients


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of a state-approved Nursing Assistant training program
  • Current certification as a Nursing Assistant
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Compassionate and patient-centered approach to care
  • Ability to lift and move patients as needed
  • Basic computer skills

Working Conditions: The Nursing Assistant will work in a healthcare facility, such as a hospital, nursing home, or assisted living facility. The work may involve standing for long periods of time, lifting and moving patients, and exposure to infectious diseases. The Nursing Assistant may work day, evening, or night shifts, and may be required to work weekends and holidays.

Salary: The salary for a Nursing Assistant varies depending on experience, location, and employer. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for Nursing Assistants was $30,830 in May 2020.

Benefits: The Nursing Assistant

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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Nursing Assistant

What is the best way to find and hire a Nursing Assistant near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Nursing Assistant applicants. Employers posting their Nursing Assistant job on Indeed get about 18 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Nursing Assistant applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Nursing Assistant are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 15 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Nursing Assistant positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Nursing Assistant role?
SMS has 95% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Nursing Assistant job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Nursing Assistants are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 109% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Nursing Assistant applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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