How to Hire a Nursing Assistant

Does your growing business need a nursing assistant? A nursing assistant provides quality of life services and develops and implements residents with many activities under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Here are some tips to help you find great nursing assistant candidates and make the right hire for your medical facility.

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Nursing Assistants search for Jobs on Indeed*

979,597

job seekers clicked on nursing assistant jobs

682,899

resumes from job seekers with nursing assistant experience on Indeed

77,404

nursing assistant jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $13.27 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$26.20 hourly
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Common
$7.25
$26.20

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Nursing Assistant?

An efficient Nursing Assistant helps the facility to enhance its patient care experience and helps the residents lead a better quality of life.

• Supports residents with necessary daily activities such as eating and dressing as needed
• Respond on an immediate basis to emergencies and patient calls for assistance
• Motivate all residents to be active, go for walks and participate in planned activities

Skills to look for in a great Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistants are an essential part of a medical facility. It is crucial to note which qualifications and skills are vital for hiring a suitable Nursing Assistant.

• High school diploma or GED needed (Associate degree is an asset)
• Current CNA license
• Great written and oral communication skill
• Strong interpersonal skill with a warm and friendly demeanor
• Comfortable working in a team
• Exceptional customer service skills

Writing a Nursing Assistant job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Nursing Assistant candidates. A Nurse Assistant job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Nursing Assistant jobs, such as:

• Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
• Emergency Room Nursing Assistant
• Nursing Assistant (Part-Time)

Interviewing Nursing Assistant candidates

Strong candidates for Nursing Assistant positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Proficiency in providing bedside services in a friendly and helpful manner
• Past experience in working with patients
• How they’ve contributed to enhanced patient care experience by proactively providing support services to residents

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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