ERIC Number: ED421629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Nurse Aide. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.
This Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP) for nurse aide (NA) is a competency list verified by expert workers that evolved from a job analysis. It identifies occupational, academic, and employability competencies needed to enter the occupation; lists and clusters them into broader units; and details the competency builders needed to perform each competency. Within the competency list are two levels of items: core items essential for entry-level employment are required to be taught, and advancing items are needed to advance in the occupation. The OCAP for nurse aide has nine units: orientation; emergency care; safety and infection control; legal, ethical, and communication responsibilities; basic personal care; nursing-related procedures; care of elderly clients; home health care; and restorative duties. The OCAP for employability has 12 units: career development, decision making and problem solving, work ethic, job seeking skills, job retention and career advancement skills, technology in the workplace, lifelong learning, economic education, balancing work and family, citizenship in the workplace, leadership, and entrepreneurship. A section on the academic job profile discusses the purpose of job profiling, illustrates the nurse aide academic job profile, and defines levels of work keys. A total list of academic competencies follows for these units: communications, mathematics, and science skills. A list of academic competencies identified as most crucial to the success of an entry-level nurse aide is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Development, Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Employment Potential, First Aid, Home Health Aides, Home Programs, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Lifelong Learning, Mathematics Skills, Nurses Aides, Nursing, Older Adults, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Science Process Skills, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides, Vocational Education
Publications, Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (order no. OCAP-50R, $10).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio