Certified Nursing Assistant

Job Code Number: 1601300-9922-03

  Skilled Nursing Unit

  Full-time · Day shift · 36 · FT - Days

  • Graduate of an Approved Nursing Assistant Program
  • Certified Nursing Assistant - Skilled Nursing Facility


    JOB SUMMARY AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Under direction of professional nurse, performs patient care activities to meet the personal needs and comfort of patients, assisting members of the health care team, and maintaining a clean, safe environment.


    1.            Performs and assists with various aspects of patient care under general supervision.  Work performed evidences completion of tasks as shown in patient outcomes, documentation and/or completed work.


    2.      Performs technical procedures as delegated and after observation by the RN/LPN according to unit policy:


    3.      Provides support to staff:

    5.        Prepares and maintains required records, reports and files for administrative and compliance purposes.  Maintains patient medical records; documents patient status and care given; performs charting duties; records activities and observations.  Utilizes patient computer systems to enter and retrieve data.


    6.        Lifts, positions and transports patients utilizing proper technique and equipment.  Accompanies and remains with patient for clinical test or procedures in other departments/areas.  Transports charts, specimens, equipment and supplies. 


    7.        Responds appropriately to emergency situations and notifies appropriate personnel.




    EDUCATION:  Completion of an approved nursing assistant or medical assistant program. Qualified by education, training or experience to work with the infant, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patient as specialty assignment dictates.


    EXPERIENCE:  One (1) year consecutive experience as nursing assistant may be utilized in lieu of certificate.  


    LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION:  Current CPR/BLS certification required. Current TN Nurse Aide Certification required.



    • Demonstrated knowledge and skills to provide patient care, maintain clinical competency and meet age-specific patient needs within the unit to include: general hygiene, vitals/measurements, patient transport, environment and infection control practices. 
    • Demonstrated ability to follow written and oral instructions, plan and organize work to be done, effectively record and reflect observations, react and perform under stress in emergency situations, and communicate effectively with unit personnel, medical/hospital staff, patient, family and others to ensure optimal patient care.