Nursing Assistant


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Nursing Assistant (Short)

Nursing Assistant

Provide or assist with basic care or support under the direction of onsite licensed nursing staff. Perform duties such as monitoring of health status, feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, or ambulation of patients in a health or nursing facility. May include medication administration and other health-related tasks. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Turn or reposition bedridden patients.
  • Answer patient call signals, signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patients' needs.
  • Feed patients or assist patients to eat or drink.
  • Position or hold patients in position for surgical preparation.
  • Measure and record food and liquid intake or urinary and fecal output, reporting changes to medical or nursing staff.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • 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.
  • Document or otherwise report observations of patient behavior, complaints, or physical symptoms to nurses.

About the test (Full Version)

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 and Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptability
  • Customer Service Mindset
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control

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:31-1131.00
Simulation Context:Medical Assistance and Administration
O*Net Context:Healthcare Support
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$30,020 or less
Bottom 25%:
$34,990 or less
$38,200 (Average)
Top 25%:
$44,540 or more
Top 10%:
$48,780 or more

Hourly US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$14.44 or less
Bottom 25%:
$16.82 or less
$18.36 (Average)
Top 25%:
$21.41 or more
Top 10%:
$23.45 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:202,400

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Education and Training
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Psychology
Top Skills
  • Service Orientation
  • Active Listening
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Coordination
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Oral Expression
  • Near Vision
  • Speech Recognition
  • Static Strength
  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
Master's Degree:
Professional Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
Less than 1 Month:
1 - 3 Months:
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
8 - 10 Years:
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 (CNA), Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA), Clinical Assistant, Competency Evaluated Nurse Aide (CENA), First Aid Attendant, 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, Infirmary Attendant, Inpatient Nursing Aide, Institutional Aide, Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA), Medication Aide, Nurse Assistant, Nurse Sitter, Nurse Technician, Nurse's Assistant, Nurses' Aide, Nursing Aide, Nursing Assistant, Nursing Attendant, Nursing Care Attendant, Nursing Home Aide, Nursing Technician, Patient Care Assistant (PCA), Patient Care Associate, Patient Sitter, State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA), Ward Aide, Ward Attendant, Ward Helper

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Home Health Aides, Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses, Registered Nurses, Psychiatric Aides, Acute Care Nurses, Physical Therapist Aides, Medical Assistants, Surgical Assistants, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Critical Care Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatric Technicians, Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapy Aides, Nurse Anesthetists, Orderlies

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