Under the direction and supervision of the registered nurse and in accordance with hospital policies, procedures, protocols, and standards of practice, the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) participates in the delivery of patient care. The role encompasses the provision of direct clinical and support services to patients and families across the health care continuum, functioning as an effective member of the health care team by contributing to the efficient operation of the patient care unit, and accountability for fiscally sound, quality patient/family clinical outcomes.
- High school diploma or GED certificate required. Requires one year of previous experience as a nursing assistant in an acute hospital setting, or is enrolled in a nursing program and has completed two cycles of clinical rotation or success completion of an approved certified nursing assistant training program Ability to effectively speak, read and write using the English language; Multilingual skills (beyond that of English) in languages appropriate to the patient populations served by the Medical Center is preferred. Ability to perform basic math and quantitative measurements, e.g., obtain height and weight, abdominal girths, measure urine output, calorie counts, etc Ability to accurate interpret and utilize basic medical terminology and abbreviations. Ability to enter and retrieve computerized information/data. Ability to pass clinical competency testing and basic math and abbreviation test. Physical ability to push, transfer, and pull heavy loads (e.g. independently transport average-sized patient via wheelchair and stretcher, etc.) throughout assigned shift. Physical ability to meet core job requirements in accordance with practice setting demands for the patient populations regularly served. Effective interpersonal skills to interact appropriately with nursing staff, patients, families/visitors, physicians, and other hospital staff. Organizational skills to set priorities and efficiently complete assigned work. Ability to manage stress related to patient care issues, and changing organizational climate and personnel issues.