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 Rehab Therapists according to established guidelines with patient treatment including but not limited to the following activities: assists with Physical Therapy treatments such as bed mobility, sitting, transferring, standing, ambulating, as well as utilizing/monitoring equipment appropriately, using tilt table assists with Occupational Therapy treatments including bathing/showering/ADL/feeding, transferring and others as directed prepares patient to be available for therapies at scheduled time transports patient to rehab gym/solarium for meals/ speech/other treatments as directed
Implements the patient care plan by providing direct patient care for those patients assigned including but not limited to the following activities: gives baths, oral hygiene, skin care, backrubs assists patients to and from bathroom positions patients and changes position appropriately according to care plan instructions ensures patients receive prescribed diet, assists with feedings as needed, places tray conveniently collects specimens as instructed using appropriate technique takes vital signs and notifies RN of any change or abnormal finding assists/performs treatments as directed by RN/LVN including: foley care, application of binders, FSBS, sitz baths, and post mortem care, others as directed.
Reports any changes in patient condition to RN/LVN; receives report.
Documents accurately in the patient record all activities. Documents accurately on I and O sheets all intake and output for assigned shift, including gomco or wall suction, hemovac, T-tubes and foley outputs documents care provided and patient responses according to policy and procedure.
Orients/instructs patient/family regarding the physical environment, routines and general rules: call system, bed controls, telephone, television, visitor policy, meal times, bathroom/shower, smoking policy, roommate introduction
High School Diploma/GED or Higher Education General Studies
Number of Years Experience Type of Experience
License / Certification Requirements
BCLS or ACLS Certification
Certified Nurse Attendant