Position: CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)
Employees work 37 ½ hours per week, (7 am- 3 pm. 3 pm – 11 pm, and 11 pm – 7am) with two ten minute
breaks and a 30 minute lunch break.
Employees can, if needed, work 80 hours per pay period.
Overtime, if needed, must be approved by the Department Director. Note: Part-time Certified Nursing
Assistants work as scheduled.
Essential Job Functions and Requirements
- Assists residents with bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, and all ADL's as needed during
- Changes linen on beds with bath schedule and/or PRN.
- Takes and records signs per policy and/or as directed.
- Assists residents in and out of bed as needed.
- Turns residents while in bed per Facility policy.
- Repositions residents while out of bed per Facility policy.
- Assists with oral hygiene including denture care when getting up in the morning, after meals, at
bedtime, and/or when needed.
- Answers call bells promptly following Facility policy.
- Completes patient care records at end of shift, including accurate I and O.
- At the end of month, fill in Patient Observation Records and Activity Attendance Records for the
- Collects urine or stool specimens as directed.
- Gives enemas as directed.
- Keep patient unit/halls clean and neat.
- Keep bedside tables, chest of drawers, and closets clean, neat and organized. (Including
- Cares for and cleans nursing equipment. (BP equipment, thermometers, etc.)
- Follows restraint policy, including release.
- Assists with post-mortem care when needed.
- Assures residents have fresh ice water by refilling pitchers with ice and/or water at least once
- Clean water pitchers, cups, bedpans, urinals per schedules.
- Rinses personal clothing, sheets, etc. if soiled before placing in the appropriate laundry
- Assists residents to bathrooms as needed or assists with bedpan or urinal.
- Empties catheter bags at end of shift and records output on appropriate record.
- Assists with rehabilitation programs such as ambulation, bowel and bladder retraining, grooming,
etc. always charting on the Rehabilitation sheet every shift.
- Assists charge nurses with resident needs and treatments as directed.
- Keeps a clean towel and a clean washcloth for each patient in bathrooms as all times. (Replaces
immediately when used.).
- Empties incontinent pad barrel and linen containers every shift and replaces plastic bags in
- Reports at end of shift to oncoming CNA's.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Other Essential Qualifications and Requirements
- Must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Must be a certified nursing assistant, listed in the DFS registry.
- Must be willing to care for geriatric patients and have a genuine concern for their welfare.
- Must be willing to receive, understand, and follow orders.
- Must be willing to work and cooperate well with other nursing staff, other departments, and
- Must be kind and respectful to patients, staff, and visitors.
- Must be able to use equipment without jeopardizing the safety of self, others, or equipment and
supplies safely and economically.
- Wears approved colored dress uniform, or approved colored top and natural colored hose, white
non-porous (leather) shoes and nametag.
- Demonstrates neat appearance and good personal hygiene.
- Must read, know, and follow personnel, department, and Facility policies and procedures.
- Must attend inservice training and other staff meetings as required.
Essential Physical Qualifications
- Vision – Must be able to read normal print, to note patient condition, color changes
- Hearing – Must be able to hear normal tones, intercom, and fire alarm.
- Speech – Must be able to speak English, communicate with patients, families, and other staff.
- Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds
- Must be able to sit, stand, and walk, stoop, squat, band and reach
- Must use good body mechanics.
- Must be able to write.
- Required to stand and walk continuously. Work is of heavy demand with lifting up to 100 pounds
maximum with frequent lifting
and/or carrying of objects up to 25-50 pounds. Activities required include frequent stooping,
pulling and reaching and occasional kneeling, crawling and squatting.
Essential Safety Requirements
- Must be knowledgeable of the Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens and follow policies
- Must wear personal protective equipment as required
(PPE will be provided and available for employees)
- Must follow cleaning procedures for contaminated areas and surfaces, etc.
- Must be knowledgeable of Fire and Disaster Plan and follow policies and procedures.
- Must be knowledgeable of proper body mechanics and follow policies and procedures.