Certified Nursing Assistant Job Description

Certified Nursing Assistant Job Description

Certified Nursing Assistant Job Overview

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) works closely with registered nurses to provide hands-on care and direct patient support. Responsibilities include collecting patient data, recording vital signs, and assisting with daily tasks such as dressing, feeding, and bathing. A Certified Nursing Assistant may work in a hospital, physicians’ office, nursing home, home healthcare service center, or a nursing care facility and requires completion of a certificate program to work in most states.

Certified Nursing Assistant Job Template

Certified Nursing Assistant Job Summary

Our growing company is seeking friendly and empathetic healthcare professionals with a passion for helping others in a direct-care role as a certified nursing assistant. If this sounds like you, we may have the job you’re looking for! As the primary caregiver, you will assist patients with varied levels of mobility with getting dressed, going to the restroom, changing bedpans, eating daily meals, and other activities of daily living. You’ll also record patient vitals and note any changes in behavior, complaints, and symptoms to the registered nurse. If you have a strong desire to help others and are looking for a rewarding career in the healthcare industry, we would love to hear from you today!

Location

Ashburn, VA

Certified Nursing Assistant Responsibilities

  • Help patients with basic care including bathing, dressing, going to the restroom, eating, and taking proper medication dosages on a daily basis
  • Record patient vital signs including temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and blood oxygen level
  • Communicate information with patient care providers and other nursing staff members to facilitate patient care
  • Maintain clean and sanitary patient rooms by rotating sheets, changing bedpans, and performing general room upkeep
  • Exercise patients as needed to maintain physical health and mobility level

Certified Nursing Assistant Qualifications

  • Job seekers must possess a high school diploma or equivalent such as GED
  • Must have completed the state-approved CNA training program and received CNA certification from a community college, vocational school, or medical facility
  • Should have strong physical stamina to reposition and lift patients from beds to examination tables for wheelchairs and move medical equipment
  • Previous experience handling bedridden patients with age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's and Dementia preferred
  • Experience administering a catheter and enema is preferred, but not required
  • Be able to use computer database and software programs to accurately record patient history
  • Excellent communication skills that focus on creating and maintaining positive relationships between patient and families

Certified Nursing Assistant Compensation

$15.15/hour (National Average)

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