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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

12222 Nursing Assistant II

In addition to providing personal care, performs common nursing procedures such as observing and reporting on patient conditions; taking and recording vital signs; collecting and labeling specimens; sterilizing equipment; listening to and encouraging patients; giving sitz baths and enemas; applying and changing compresses and non-sterile dressings; checking and replenishing supplies; securing admission data from patients; and assisting in controlling aggressive or disruptive behavior. Follows specific instructions; matters not covered are verified with the supervisor. (Positions involved with the above duties in forensic units of mental health institutions are classified as Nursing Assistant III.)