Quote from RN2B2009
Thanks for responding Berta.
What were the qualifications for the nurses aide position? I'm not done my first year so I'm hoping I would qualify. The job posting said "LTC experience preferred, standard hospital educational requirements". I'd love to have the chance at this job!
What is your job description?
There were really no qualifications required. I did have a good reference from my nursing instructor. Having said that, there were quite a few people in my orientation class that had no nursing experience at all. The hospital is interested in them because they become potential nursing employees in the future. So don't let inexperience stop you. Also, during my first semester of school, some of the LTC begged the nursing students to apply for aid positions. They are willing to train you.
My official duties as an aid at the hospital include: vitals, assisting pt wash, bed making, ambulation, taking blood sugars, emptying foleys, charting I & O, feeding pts, obtaining urine and stool samples, and sitting with patients. My "unofficial" duties include anything the nurses are willing to teach me and let me perform.
Good luck, Berta