Certified Nursing Assistant

Job Summary

(Pay based on years of experience)

  • Under the supervision of the Clinical Coordinator, Director of Nursing, and licensed personnel (RN/LPN) participates in provision of nursing care and completion of care tasks for the adolescent, adult, and/or geriatric patient appropriate to the age of the patient served.
  • (S)he will work from written and verbal instructions and must be willing to work a flexible schedule, weekends, and holidays.
  • The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) will assist the registered nurse or other licensed personnel to achieve the goal of assisting individuals in the restoration and maintenance of maximal, physical, psychosocial, and spiritual health.
  • The CNA is responsible for following Standard Precautions (Universal Precaution and Body Substance Isolation) including transmission based isolation precaution as appropriate and as directed by the licensed nurse.
  • The CNA will be flexible and able to work as assigned to central units, the Protective Care Unit, or as an additional companion for patients requiring constant monitoring.

Scope of Authority / Leadership Responsibility / Reporting Relationships/ Identification of Work Team

  • The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) will work under the supervision of licensed personnel to administer direct and indirect care.
  • All care provided will be based on the patient’s written plan of care and physician order.
  • All Nursing and Hospital policies and procedures will be followed
  • The CNA will understand and contribute to goals of the department as they work in harmony with the mission of the hospital.

Minimum Qualifications or Equivalents
(education, experience, licensure, certification, and/or specific skills) *time frame for proficiency where appropriate

  • High school, degree, or equivalent
  • Minimum of one (1) year healthcare experience preferred.
  • Certification as a nurse assistant by a Tennessee accredited program or verified work history as a nurse assistant prior to the Tennessee certification requirement becoming effective.
  • Current BLS CPR Certification required

Working knowledge of:

  • Measurement of BP, Pulse, Respirations, Temp (Axillary, Oral, Rectal), Weights, I&O.
  • Hygiene and skin care.
  • Frequently used patient care and safety equipment.
  • Frequently performed procedures such as patient transfer, positioning, etc.
  • Nutrition and feeding.
  • Demonstrates initial and ongoing competencies with additional training prior to performing tasks. (See Clinical Competency Skills List for Certified Nursing Assistant – Addendum A)
Physical/Mental Health Requirements
  • Must be able to work an 12-hour shift. Must be able to stand 40-60% of an 12-hour shift; must be able to walk an average of 40-130 feet and a maximum of 1294 feet 35-45% of an 12-hour shift;
  • Must be able to lift and or carry objects weighing 6-26 pounds on an occasional to frequent basis, up to 60 feet. Objects will be picked up from floor level up to 72 inches. Must be able to push and/or pull objects requiring 6.5-70 pounds of force on a frequent basis.
  • Must be able to balance and stoop on a frequent basis. Must be able to kneel, crouch and crawl on an occasional basis. Must be able to reach on a frequent basis and handle and finger objects on an occasional basis.
  • Must be able to recline on an occasional basis. Must be able to complete the “Essential Functions” of the CNA position and comply with all occupational health training, education and procedures.
Environmental and Working Conditions

Routine hospital environment with exposure to blood, body tissues, or fluids and other hazardous waste materials. May be exposed to infectious diseases.

Siskin Hospital is a Smoke-Free Facility!

In order to further our mission of helping others achieve and maintain healthy lives, effective March 1, 2017, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation will no longer hire individuals who use tobacco or nicotine products in any form. Siskin Hospital recognizes the major importance of employees’ health and the responsibility of maintaining a healthy and safe environment for all employees, volunteers, patients and visitors. Therefore, all individuals who are offered a position with Siskin Hospital are screened for illegal drug, alcohol, and/or tobacco/nicotine as part of the post-offer health screening. Individuals whose post-offer health screening results are verified positive for illegal drugs, alcohol and/or tobacco/nicotine use, and/or whose reference and/or background checks are verified unsatisfactory, will be disqualified from employment, their job offer will be withdrawn, and they may be disqualified from applying for employment for one (1) year from the date of the post-offer health screening.

The Cultural Competency and Diversity Plan of Siskin Hospital is designed to help create and maintain an environment that promotes inclusion. Overall, creating the best experience for our patients and our employees. Caring People, Changing Lives.


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