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Nursing Assistant

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Assisting and Caring for Others - administer medications or treatments
  • Answer patient call signals, signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patients' needs.
  • Turn or reposition bedridden patients.
  • Provide physical support to assist patients to perform daily living activities, such as getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, standing, walking, or exercising.
  • Review patients' dietary restrictions, food allergies, and preferences to ensure patient receives appropriate diet.
  • Measure and record food and liquid intake or urinary and fecal output, reporting changes to medical or nursing staff.
  • Record vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration rate, as directed by medical or nursing staff.
  • Gather information from caregivers, nurses, or physicians about patient condition, treatment plans, or appropriate activities.

About the test

The HR Avatar Nursing Assistant Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Nursing Assistant test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:31-1014.00
Simulation Context:Customer Service Face-to-Face
O*Net Context:Healthcare Support
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that can be more difficult to complete on touch screen devices. A device with a keyboard, such as a laptop, desktop, or certain tablets is recommended. Test-takers using touch devices will be advised to optionally change to a keyboard device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$20,040 or less
Bottom 25%:
$22,470 or less
Median:
$26,590 (Average)
Top 25%:
$31,370 or more
Top 10%:
$37,900 or more

Hourly US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$9.64 or less
Bottom 25%:
$10.80 or less
Median:
$12.78 (Average)
Top 25%:
$15.08 or more
Top 10%:
$18.22 or more

US Employment Statistics
2014:
1,492,100
2024 (projected):
1,754,100
Annual U.S. Job Openings:59,900

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Education and Training
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Transportation
Top Skills
  • Service Orientation
  • Active Listening
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Coordination
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Oral Expression
  • Near Vision
  • Speech Recognition
  • Written Comprehension
  • Speech Clarity
  • Static Strength
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
7%
High School Diploma:
60%
Post-Secondary Certificate:
25%
Some College:
8%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
28%
1 - 3 Months:
34%
3 - 6 Months:
10%
6 Months - 1 Year:
24%
1 - 2 Years:
3%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Birth Attendant, Certified Medication Aide (CMA), Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Certified Nurses Aide (CNA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Nursing Attendant, Certified Residential Medication Aide, Clinical Assistant, Competency Evaluated Nurse Aide (CENA), First Aid Attendant, First Aid Nurse, Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA), Gericare Aide, Health Aide, Health Care Aide, Health Care Assistant, Health Service Worker, Hospice Aide, Hospital Aide, Hospital Attendant, Hospital Corpsman, Hospital Medical Assistant, Infirmary Attendant, Inpatient Nursing Aide, Institutional Aide, Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA), Medical Aide, Medical Attendant, Medication Aide, Nurse Sitter, Nurse Technician, Nurse's Assistant, Nursery Technician, Nurses' Aide, Nursing Aide, Nursing Assistant, Nursing Attendant, Nursing Care Attendant, Nursing Home Aide, Nursing Technician, Patient Care Assistant (PCA), Patient Care Associate, Patient Care Technician (PCT), Patient Sitter, Practical Nurse, State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA), Student Nurse, Surgical Aide, Ward Aide, Ward Attendant, Ward Helper


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Activities performed during the Test
  • Answer questions concerning payment and discount options.
  • Calculate a customer's total bill.
  • Help resolve a customer's concern.
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