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CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant)

Company: Redwood Convalescent Hospital, Inc.
Location: Castro Valley
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION

A certified nursing assistants (CNA) main role is to provide basic care to patients, as well as assist them in daily activities they might have trouble with on their own, such as bathing. Because of the personal nature of the job, a certified nursing assistant job description must include people skills and the ability to be compassionate and enjoy helping others. In nursing or long-term care facilities, a CNA is often a patient's main caregiver.
CNAs also work with medical technology, like billing software, health information software and medical record charting software
CNAs report to either registered nurses or licensed practical or licensed vocational nurses. They should have phenomenal communication skills since it's their job to bring all patient concerns and issues to their supervisor.

CNAs assist patients with daily activities and while some CNAs have additional responsibilities, such as administering medication, the core functions on the job include:
Bathe and dress patients
Serve meals and help patients eat
Take vital signs
Turn or reposition patients who are bedridden
Collect information about conditions and treatment plans from caregivers, nurses and doctors
Provide and empty bedpans
Lift patients into beds, wheelchairs, exam tables, etc.
Answer patient calls
Examine patients for bruises, blood in urine or other injuries/wounds
Clean and sanitize patient areas
Change bed sheets and restock rooms with necessary supplies
CNAs also serve as a conduit between patients and nurses and doctors and record and communica te all issues to medical staff

High School graduate/GED
With current CNA State License
Current CPR Certification

Keywords: Redwood Convalescent Hospital, Inc., Castro Valley , CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant), Healthcare , Castro Valley, California

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