They provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff.
$12.94 per hour on average
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|Education & Training
Postsecondary vocational training is common.
|Related Programs (Current training programs available)
|On the Job
- Answer call bells and greet patients.
- Help patients with walking, bathing, dressing, and eating. Also help them with exercising and using the bathroom.
- Prepare food trays and serve meals.
- Check temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration of patients.
- Turn patients who cannot turn over in bed.
- Give medicines as directed by supervising nurse or physician.
- Set up and monitor equipment.
- Keep records of food intake, liquid output, and vital signs. May collect samples of bodily fluids.
- Clean rooms and change beds.
- Give lotion and alcohol rubs.
- Meet with nursing staff and read chart notes.
- Observe and report changes in patients' emotions or alertness.
- Speak with family members and other visitors.
- Move patients by wheelchair or gurney.
- Sterilize equipment and supplies.
- Deliver messages, gifts, and flowers.
- Stock supplies, such as dressings and treatment trays.
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