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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7365 

Occ. Group: 321.906 

Nurse Aide

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in assisting the professional nursing staff by performing routine duties and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Sets up infirmary for the nurse and/or physician.

Answers phone and assists incoming patients.

Administers minor medical treatment under the supervision of a nurse.

Assist with blood pressure checks, urine specimens, taking weight and height of patients.

Cleans and restocks medical supply room.

Keeps records and make routine reports.

Helps with health screening programs such as vision, hearing, diabetes, and tuberculin testing.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of basic personal care needs of the sick or injured.

Knowledge of personal hygiene and of general household cleanliness.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to administer minor medical treatment as directed.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public and other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school. 

Date       Skill         Eval           
3/6/85       2     212013122

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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