CNA (Chief Nursing Assistant)

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CNA Job Description

 

Job Title: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

 

Introduction:

We are looking for a competent and compassionate Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to provide basic nursing care to patients in a healthcare facility. The ideal candidate will be patient, empathetic, and detail-oriented with a strong desire to help others.

 

Key Responsibilities:

• Assist patients with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, and grooming

• Help patients with toileting and incontinence care

• Serve meals and help patients eat, if necessary

• Record vital signs, such as blood pressure, temperature, and pulse rate

• Observe and report changes in patients' conditions to nursing staff

• Ensure patients' rooms are clean and tidy

• Assist with mobility and range of motion exercises

• Provide emotional support and companionship to patients

• Follow safety and infection control procedures

• Perform other duties as assigned by nursing staff

 

Requirements:

• High school diploma or equivalent

• Completion of a state-approved nursing assistant training program

• Active certification as a nursing assistant (CNA) in the state of employment

• Ability to read and write in English

• Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends

• Good communication skills

• Physical ability to perform job duties, including lifting and transferring patients

• Ability to work in a team environment

• Basic computer skills

 

Preferred qualifications:

• Experience in a healthcare setting

• Bilingual in English and another language

 

Working Conditions:

Certified Nursing Assistants work in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities. They may need to work nights, weekends, and holidays to provide patient care. The job can be physically demanding, and CNAs may need to lift and transfer patients. They may also need to work in close proximity to infectious diseases and hazardous materials.

 

Salary:

The salary range for a Certified Nursing Assistant varies depending on the facility and location. On average, the median hourly wage for a CNA is around $14.50 per hour.