Certified Nursing Assistant

Job Summary:

Assists in nursing care by performance of routine and delegated duties according to the standards.  Has a knowledge of and utilizes appropriate patient care protocol relating to the physical and psychological needs of the patient throughout their life span. Provides clerical services to the nursing unit.  Serves as a liaison for the nurse and patient in interdepartmental communications.  Functions in public relations role as receptionist.

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to respond to specific issues and data reflective of the patient/customer’s status.  Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the population served in the department.

Birth – 1 yr               1 – 11 yrs          12 – 17 yrs        18 – 65 yrs        over 65 yrs

_X_                      _X_                      _X_                   _X_                    _X_

Infancy                   Pediatrics          Adolescent          Adulthood           Geriatric

Responsibilities, Expectations & Standards

  • Commitment to the daily application of CMH’s mission, vision, and core values to serve patients, their families, and our community.
  • Promote CMH’s values
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Work effectively in a team environment, coordinating work flow with other team members and ensuring a productive and efficient environment.
  • Comply with safety principles, laws, regulations and standards associated with, but not limited to CMS, and OSHA.
  • Facilitates and maintains effective communications with nursing and medical staff, other departments, visitors and patients using AIDET principles.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Demonstrates proficient skills in multiple modules of the Client Server system
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively manage multiple tasks at one time.
  • Demonstrates use of photocopier, fax machine, paging system, telephone, laser printer, patient call system, patient security systems

Required to perform technical skills as listed:

  • Transports Meal Trays
  • Administers Enemas
  • Bed Making
  • Able to communicate via Microsoft Outlook
  • Assists Patient With Activity,(I.E. Chair Transfers, Carrying Infants and Toddlers)
  • Perform Skills To Obtain Vital Signs, Intake & Output, and Patient Weights.
  • Ambulate Patients And Push Wheelchairs/Carts Etc.
  • Provides Personal Care For Patients Such As Bed Baths, Shampoo Hair, Shaving And Oral Hygiene.
  • Able To Assist With Feeding Patients.
  • Maintains Clean Environment For The Patient In Their Room.
  • Collect, Label and Transport Body Fluid Specimens
  • Catheter Care
  • Prioritizes And Processes Multiple Tasks In A Timely Manner
  • Promotes Effective Verbal And Written Communication Skills
  • Documents in MediTech
  • Demonstrates understanding and appropriate utilization of the child security system.
  • Performs delegated patient assignments/duties.
  • Uses Equipment And Supplies Effectively And Efficiently.

Essential Physical Demands:

Functional activities include

Lifting-floor: 0-35#                                 Grasping Light: 5-8 hr/day

Lifting-knee-waist: 0-35#                        Grasping Firm: 0-3 hr/day

Lifting-waist- shoulder: 0-25#                             Rep.use-foot: 0-3 hr/day

Lifting-overhead: 0-20#                           Dominant Hand: 5-8 hr/day

Transfers: 0-40#                                      Non-dominant Hand: 0-3 hr/day

Carrying: 0-50#                                       Bilateral Hands: 5-8 hr/day

Pushing/Pulling: 0-65#                            Far Acuity: 0-3 hr/day

Sitting: 0-3 hr/day                                   Near Acuity: 5-8 hr/day

Standing: 3-5 hr/day                                Depth Perception: 5-8 hr/day

Walking: 5-8 hr/day                                 Field of Vision: 5-8 hr/day

Climbing: 0-3 hr/day                               Accommodation: 5-8 hr/day

Balancing: 0-3 hr/day                              Feeling: 3-5 hr/day

Squatting: 0-3 hr/day                               Hearing: 5-8 hr/day

Kneeling: 0-3 hr/day                                Smelling: 5-8 hr/day

Crawling: 0-3 hr/day                               Forward Bend: 3-5 hr/day

Reaching forward: 5-8 hr/day                 Reaching overhead: 0-3 hr/day

Distinguish color 8+ hr/day

Work Environment: 

Works inside.  Works with and around others, has verbal contact and face to face contact with others.  Exposure to, blood and body fluids, airborne pathogens, hazardous waste and chemicals, communicable disease, moving objects, high places, slippery surfaces. Minimal exposure to radiation, electric, and/or mechanical equipment.

Equipment Used to Perform Job:

Computers, K-packs, wheelchairs, blood pressure cuffs, Electronic Vital Sign Equipment, Suction Equipment, O2, Gomco, telephone, , stethoscopes, telemetry, bed scales, lift devices, scales, thermometers, beds, ice bags, ice collar, patient call system, apnea monitor.

Mental Requirements:

_X_      reading, simple                         _X_      spatial                           _X_      tending

____    reading, complex                       _X_      form                              ____    precision working

_X_      writing, simple                           _X_      clerical                          _X_      follow instructions

____    writing, complex                        _X_      compiling                     _X_      influence others

_X_      math skills, simple                     ____    coordinating                 _X_      time requirement

____    math skills, complex                  ____    analyzing                      _X_      memorization

_X_      tasks, simple                              ____    synthesizing                  _X_      problem solving

____    tasks, complex                           ____    supervising                   _X_      independent judgment

____    driving                                       _X_      instructing                    _X_      decision making

Potential Job Stressors:

Work may be performed under pressure requiring close attention to detail. Environmental stimuli overload.  Staffing and census fluctuations. Potential exposure to anger, fear, hostility, or violence of others.


High school diploma or equivalent preferred.  Must be at least 18 years of age.

Certification Requirements for Position:

o   BLS (Basic Life Support)

o   ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program)
  • TNCC (Trauma Nurse Core Course)
  • TCAR (Trauma Care After Resuscitation
  • CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention)


Previous hospital experience, nursing home experience, nurse aid class or nursing student experience desired, not required.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

Works directly under supervision of R.N. on duty.  Performs assigned duties as delegated. Follows established nursing procedures.  Seeks guidance when in doubt.  Reports pertinent information to RN. Emotional stability and adaptability to meet demands of the situation is essential. Constant exposure to medical and personal information requires confidentiality. Responsible for own actions. May be required to float to other inpatient units as requested by management for staffing support.


Works varied shifts including weekend and holiday rotation. Works up to 12 hour shifts.

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