Graduate of an Approved Nursing Assistant Program
Certified Nursing Assistant - Skilled Nursing Facility
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
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
2. Performs technical procedures as delegated
and after observation by the RN/LPN according to unit policy:
3. Provides support to staff:
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.
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
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
EXPERIENCE: One (1) year consecutive experience as nursing
assistant may be utilized in lieu of certificate.
OR CERTIFICATION: Current CPR/BLS certification required. Current TN Nurse Aide Certification
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
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
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.