Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides basic nursing care to all patients, and assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse in charge of the patient and/or unit. May also be utilized as a Bedside Assistant, observing, interacting with and providing care to patients requiring 1:1 supervision.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND TRAINING:
1. Graduate of an accredited nursing assistant program and:
a. Has a High School Diploma or GED.
b. Has a current WA certified CNA license.
c. Eligible to obtain a Health Care Assistant Level A (HCA) certification where applicable (application completed during the hiring process). In most cases, the CNA may perform the duties that require the HCA (i.e., FSBG) once the Department of Health has recorded receipt of the application as verified at http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/Professions/hpqalinks.htm.
2. Must possess basic computer skills related to Windows navigation, mouse usage, keyboarding, email communication and password management.