The Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) works cooperatively with all team members in planning and performing basic care. The Certified Nurse Assistant supports patient care delivery and is responsible for adhering to all standards of care and for promoting teamwork among coworkers.
Address basic human needs in a respectful and caring manner, and documents interventions in EMR
Adheres to Infection prevention
Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal care
Communicates effectively with the patient, family, and medical staff during the continuum of care
Complies with Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals
Complies with organizational quality dashboard/benchmarking goals
Establishes priorities to carry out an established care plan according to patient needs
Identifies common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting process
Maintains cooperative working relationships with members of the hospital team
Maintains regulatory compliance consistent with quality standards and ethical obligations of the profession
Participates in activities in alignment with the Magnet Model
Participates in organizational activities
Participates in professional development activities
Performs as a preceptor in an active and engaged manner
Provides care within scope of practice as directed by other members of the healthcare team
Re-enforces patient and family education under the direction of the RN throughout hospitalization
Reinforces age-specific individualized care that supports protection from harm and complies with patient safety centered interventions/bundles
Supports patient care within scope of a practice as directed by other
members of the healthcare team
Utilizes resources in an economical manner
Utilizes Safe Patient Handling
Department Specific Competencies
Assists the RN with the following: care of patient in traction, application of restraints observation of, for examination and treatment of patients, application and monitoring of oxygen, ensuring bedrails are up on medicated and or confused patients, transporting of patients.
Assists nursing staff to: a) implement teaching strategies; b) establish teaching plans designed to educate the patient in caring for self after discharge; c) evaluate the outcome of teaching plans developed for individual patients.
Applies mobilization and immobilization devices according to physician order arm slings, corsets, finger splints, cervical collar, braces, prosthetics, shoulder immobilizer, clavicle brace, knee immobilizer or knee ranger, unitan sling, abduction pillow for hip or shoulder, CPM for knee or shoulder, hot ice machine, foot pumps and sequential stockings, miscellaneous orthotics.
High School Diploma/GED or Higher Education General Studies
Number of Years Experience Type of Experience
License / Certification Requirements
BCLS or ACLS Certification from the American Heart Association
Certified Nurse Attendant