Med/Surg Unit - CNA
Bedford Memorial Hospital
The Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) functions under the direction of a licensed professional nurse (nurse). Under the supervision of the nurse, CNAs perform care appropriate to the patient population served and meet daily routine patient care needs. The CNA performs their duties based on the unit care delivery model. This role collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to deliver care as outlined by the nurse. The CNA adheres to a culture reflective of Centra's best practices for quality and service, creates and maintains a safe patient environment, and contributes to a healthy work environment.
CNAs may handle medication that is delivered by the Pharmacy either directly or via the pneumatic tube system and transport the medication to an appropriate storage area or to another employee who is qualified to administer medication.
The CNA's practice reflects the laws and regulations for a Certified Nurse Aide as outlined by the Commonwealth of Virginia
This position requires a successful completion "pass" of a job function match test. The test uses standardized methodology to avoid unsafe situations by identifying mismatches between the physical requirements of the job and physical capabilities of the prospective job candidate
Successful completion of a state approved Nurse Aide education program; or, if currently enrolled in a nursing degree program, must have completed at least one clinical course.
Successful completion of advanced skills competencies
Must be certified as a Nurse Aide by the Department of Health Professions of Virginia