CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant)
Company: Redwood Convalescent Hospital, Inc.
Location: Castro Valley
Posted on: November 22, 2021
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
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
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
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