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Certified Nursing Assistant / CNA

Posted: June 20, 2024
Salary:US$16.00 - US$19.00 per hour + Medical/Dental/Vision/PTO/401k
Job type: Permanent
Work Location:On-site

Job description

Job Summary: The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at [Facility Name] provides essential support to licensed nurses in delivering direct patient care and ensuring patient safety. CNAs perform a range of duties to assist patients with daily activities, monitor vital signs, and provide basic medical care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). This role requires adherence to established facility policies, safety standards, and procedures to maintain high-quality patient care.


  • Provide personal nursing care to patients, including assistance with feeding, walking, lifting, and turning patients, as well as providing hygiene care using specialized equipment.
  • Monitor and report deviations in vital signs and changes in patients' conditions to the nurse or physician, including conditions such as diabetic coma, insulin shock, and gastrointestinal hemorrhage.
  • Assist with diagnostic examinations and procedures under the direction of medical staff, such as lumbar punctures, liver biopsies, and emergency procedures.
  • Prepare and position patients for procedures, collect and transport specimens to the laboratory, and maintain cleanliness and functionality of equipment used in oxygen and suction therapy.
  • Perform treatment procedures including changing dressings, caring for patients with communicable diseases or infection isolation, and administering basic life support measures.
  • Collaborate with nurses to contribute information to Nursing Care Plans, document vital signs and patient conditions in medical records, and assist with patients' admission history.
  • Promote patients' physical independence by supervising and assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs), instructing patients on pre and post-operative care, and supporting patients in self-care activities.
  • Conduct inventories upon admission and as needed, conduct contraband searches, and participate in evaluations of the mental health environment of care.
  • Accompany mental health patients to appointments outside of the mental health unit as required.
  • Adhere to VHA and AVAHCS regulations and maintain compliance with all facility policies and procedures.
  • May be required to work with COVID-19 positive patients or Patients Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19.


  • Current certification as a Nursing Assistant (CNA) from any state in the United States, or certification as a Patient Care Technician (PCT) or Intermediate Care Technician (ICT) if applicable.
  • Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Basic Life Support (BLS) accredited by the American Heart Association.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working as a CNA or in a related skill set, with experience within the last six months preferred.
  • Strong understanding of basic nursing principles and patient care techniques.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, and healthcare team members.
  • Proficiency in documenting patient information and following established procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and work effectively in a dynamic healthcare environment.

Work Schedule:

  • Full-time position with varying shifts based on patient care needs, including weekends and holidays as required.


  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans.
  • Paid time off and sick leave.
  • Opportunities for professional development and continuing education.

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a resume detailing their qualifications and experience. References may be requested during the interview process.