Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)


Under the direct supervision of the nurse, the Certified Nursing Assistant assists in the direct patient care and assists patients with activities of daily living.
 Completes and records routine patient vital signs as per instructed by RN/LVN.
 Performs patient rounds at least every 2hrs, if unable to perform, primary nurse is notified.
 Knowledgeable of vital sign ranges and reports any deviation to the primary nurse immediately.
 Ensures fluid/food intake and output are appropriately measured and recorded in patient’s medical record every shift.
 Bathes patients as scheduled, if a patient declines, nurse is properly notified and document in patient’s medical record.
 Performs oral care at least once per shift and documents in patient’s medical record.
 Provides hair care at least once per shift and documents in patient’s medical record.
 Ensures patients are turned at least q2hrs, if patient cannot be turned or refuses, the primary nurse is notified and is documented in the patient’s medical record.
 Feeds patients per restrictions as assigned/required.
 Understands dysphagia and appropriate diet instructions.
 Assist with safe transfers as needed.
 Assists patients with bowel/bladder needs.
 Answers patients call lights-timely (within 5 minutes if not in another patient’s room). Immediately reports any patient concerns/patient family complaints to primary care nurse.
 Reports any perceived/actual change in patient’s alertness, physical condition, skin changes, and any other areas of concern to patient’s primary care nurse immediately.
 Able to verbalize hospital’s emergency codes and responsibility with each.
 Can verbalize/perform the CNA role in patient emergency situations and cardiopulmonary arrest.
 Ensures patients bed is clean and organized at all times with call bell and patient items within reach.
 Practices correct isolation techniques to maintain a safe environment and to control spread of infection.
 Retrieves patient’s equipment from materials management as required/requested.
 Maintains cleanliness of various instruments and equipment used per hospital policy and returns equipment to Central Supply. Reports non-functioning equipment to Central Supply.
 Keeps patient rooms clean and in an orderly condition by removing all trash and preventing unnecessary clutter.
 Assist with restocking rooms with supplies and equipment as required including gowns, gloves, masks, etc.
 Communicates with patients, patient’s family, staff, and physicians in a professional and courteous manner.
 Exchanges and communicates patient care information upon change of shift.
 Performs walking rounds at change of shift.
 Completes all required documentation in a timely manner and prior to end of shift.
 Ability to accept direction from supervisors and other management team members in a positive and professional manner.
 Returns all soiled trays upon patient meal completion and prior to scheduled dietary tray pick up times.
 Ensures soiled linen hampers are covered, cleaned and/or emptied as needed and at the end of the shift.
 Maintains clean materials/supplies separate from dirty materials/supplies.
 Communicates unit/patient concerns to House Supervisor/Nurse Manager.
 Performs and documents patients’ weights as ordered.
 Performs bedside glucose checks, reports results to primary nurse, and documents values in the patient’s medical record.
 Updates patient communication board daily for assigned patient group.
 Interacts with patient and families in a caring and compassionate manner.
 Participates in orientation of new CNAs.
 Attends at least 80% of all staff meetings.
 Attends at least 80% of all education at Nexus Specialty Hospital.
 Participates as a team member of the Quality Management System.
 Performs all other duties as assigned.

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Job Requirements


 Prefer at least six (6) months experience working in a hospital/rehabilitation/long-term care environment

Education Required

 High school Degree or GED required
 Basic Computer skills

Additional Information

 Certified as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State in which performing duties
 Certified in CPR
 Certified CPI within 90 days of hire