Certified Nursing Assistant

Job Description

  • Meals: Patient feeding responsibilities. Some patients will require direct feeding, while others may just need their meal tray brought to them and set up.
  • Oral care, nail care, and basic hygiene.
  • Bathing and dressing of patient. Bathing may take place in the form of a bed bath, shower, or tub.
  • Toileting of patients. Often patients will need help with moving on and off of the facilities. Some patients may need help with a bed pan.
  • Catheter care. Changing of catheter bags and charting amounts.
  • Ambulation assistance. Some patients need help getting in and out of beds, wheelchairs, bathtubs, etc.
  • Vital signs: Blood pressure, pulse, and temperature monitoring.
  • Answering call lights.
  • Turning of bedridden patients. This is done to take the weight off of pressure points and prevent bedsores from occurring.
  • Changing bed clothes and collecting soiled laundry.
  • Light cleaning and organizing of patient room or area.
  • Relaying and charting requested information. This may include moods, vital signs, meal consumption, liquid intake, and daily BM and urine amounts.
  • Relaying information to the next CNA on shift, or to the nurse’s in charge.
  • Recreational activities, such as assisting with a walk outdoors or delivering reading material to patients.
  • Post mortem care.
  • Provides safe and effective nursing care rendered directly or indirectly.
  • Courteous to all members of the hospital staff.
  • Communicates with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Be trained and currently certified to perform cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and be knowledgeable of all critical access hospital emergency protocols. (OHA 310:667-39-9 e.7)
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Nurse’s Aide Certification.
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Experience preferred, but not required.
  • Current CPR certification.