Assistant Nurse Job Description

Assistant Nurse Job Description

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Assistant nurse provides direct patient care and collaborate with other disciplines of the health care team to ensure the delivery of safe, timely and appropriate quality patient care.

Assistant Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective assistant nurse job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included assistant nurse job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Actively participates in Continuous Quality Improvement Program as evidenced by taking a leadership role in unit or institutional CQI activities
Gives acceptable hygienic care to assigned residents and patients
Takes vital signs of assigned residents and patients assigned
Performs Grade I decubitus care
Contributes to the effective management of the nursing unit
Assists with the management of clinical operations
Supports Nurse Manager in evaluating patient care and use of nursing process and implementation plan, by direct observation, chart audit, patient/family interview, and participation in patient rounds
Acts as a clinical role model for staff by providing care to assigned patients according to unit standards, evidenced by Nurse Manager's observation and review of assignment sheets
Assists in management of human resources to provide for the delivery of safe, cost effective patient care
Participates in activities directed at recruitment, hiring, and retention of unit staff

Assistant Nurse Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Assistant Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CNA, CPR

Education for Assistant Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the assistant nurse job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Nursing, Education, Patient Care, Nursing Program, Certified Nursing Assistant, Associates, Health Care, Leadership, Science, Graduate

Skills for Assistant Nurse

Desired skills for assistant nurse include:

CMS
CAP
Ensures compliance with all regulatory and professional standards of care which includes JCAHO
IHI
Health care economics as it applies to the delivery of patient care
Performance expectations for all employees on the unit
Budgets and healthcare finance and leadership capabilities
State
Quality improvement
Clinical care delivery processes

Desired experience for assistant nurse includes:

Completion of a Nurse Assistant program with or without experience in the Nurse Assistant role OR Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA-preferred) with or without experience in the Nurse Assistant role OR currently enrolled in a nursing program (BSN student preferred) and have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Nursing course
Work experience as a nurse assistant required or Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) preferred or is currently enrolled in a nursing program and has successfully completed Fundamentals of Nursing
Complete Heartsaver Certification or Health Care Provider within 6 months of hire
Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills with staff, and internal and external customers from all levels in the organization
Proficient computer and Microsoft Windows, electronic calendar, email, Excel and Word processing skills
Must be able to participate in the Administrator On-Call rotation

Assistant Nurse Examples

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Assistant Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of assistant nurse. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for assistant nurse
  • Leading the Employees - Has a working knowledge of performance expectations for all employees on the unit
  • Support and promote management philosophies
  • Serve as a role model to staff
  • Work on special projects as directed by manager
  • Communicate with RN throughout day to accomplish any additional orders & tasks written during your shift
  • Communicates to the RN all pertinent observations concerning the patient's physical and emotional status
  • Intake and output throughout shift
  • Documents nursing care given properly to patients
  • Answers resident calls and determines how best to help them
  • Turns and repositions bedridden patients
Qualifications for assistant nurse
  • Must be able to be cleared through the NYS Central Registry of Child Abuse and Management
  • Current NH license required or temporary license
  • Demonstrated leadership, judgment, and management skills including communication, problem-solving, and decision-making
  • The Assistant Chief Nurse responsible for providing the overall direction and nursing leadership for the clinic access unit (CAU), primary care and specialty clinics at the VA Tallahassee Healthcare Center (THCC) and Perry Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)
  • Provides input in the strategic planning, budget, mission, operational planning and policy development for local and network efforts
  • Utilizes current trends and relevant theories in an analytical framework to design/modify, implement and measure integrated programs and activities to achieve clinical and administrative goals of North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
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Assistant Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an assistant nurse. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for assistant nurse
  • Perform EKGs, vital signs, basic patient care and transportation
  • Performs basic patient care activities according to the age appropriate and developmental needs of the patient
  • Observes patients and reports any change in conditions to registered nurse
  • Straightens patients’ rooms, changes linens, performs routine department tasks
  • Transports patients as appropriate
  • Orders supplies needed for patients and replenishes stock
  • Contributes to cost effective patient care by monitoring use of time, equipment and supplies
  • Complies with safety policies and procedures in order to provide a safe environment for employees, patients and visitors
  • Always introduce self and explains patient care role
  • Perform competency routine oxygen therapy, pulse oximetry
Qualifications for assistant nurse
  • Provides leadership in the development of policies and systems to devise strategies that will enable the organization to successfully manage bioethical issues and protect patient and family rights
  • Promotes an environment that empowers staff to provide effective, compassionate and efficient care of the patient
  • Aggregates data and participates in processes to plan for current, emerging and future resource requirements (financial, human, material and/or informational)
  • CNA certification not required
  • BLS required, or obtained during first week of hire
  • Hospital approved Behavioral Management Program will be provided
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Assistant Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of assistant nurse. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for assistant nurse
  • Two or more years of recent experience (within last five years) in a Patient Care Associate/Nurse Assistant role
  • Students who have completed a 2-year High School Health Careers program with a letter verifying completion of coursework and practical/hands-on experience/training have been met
  • McLaren Macomb employees in the role of Nurse Assistant prior to December 10, 2013 (the revision of the Patient Care Associate role)
  • Basic EMT Certification
  • LPN License
  • Completion of a Nurse Assistant program or equivalent
Qualifications for assistant nurse
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  • CNA Cert
  • Formal education or training in a medical careers program or enrollment in nursing school
  • BLS card from AHA required before start date (valid at least 60 days beyond start date)
  • BLS card from AHA required before start date (valid at least 60 days beyond start date)." BLS card from AHA required before start date (valid at least 60 days beyond start date)
  • Formal education or training in addition to High School Diploma or GED

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