The Certified nursing assistant is responsible for assisting patients with activities of daily living, providing basic nursing care to patients and assisting in maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the direct supervision of the licensed nurse in a manner that is in keeping with the philosophies of nursing service. The CNA reports to the LPN, RN, charge nurse and Acute Care Director and NSA. The incumbent receives job training through inservice programs and nursing unit orientation. Must be able to work efficiently and independently. The CNA is in regular contact with patients, family members, visitors and other members of the healthcare team. The major challenge for this position is to ensure that quality patient care is provided despite fluctuating workloads. |
Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalency preferred.
Lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time, with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Regional Health - 18 months ago