Certified Nursing Assistant


Certified Nursing Assistant Job Description
Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct care of patients under the direct
supervision of an RN/LPN.
Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific procedures and provide manual assistance
as required.
Obtain and record patient data for medical records noting and informing RN/LPN of information
Administer treatment and personal care procedures to patients including, but not limited to,
feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothing, cleaning bed-making, assisting with ambulation,
enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimination; provide such additional care as required to
meet the personal needs and comfort of assigned patients.
Participate in teaching activities by reinforcing teaching instructed by RN and/or physician as
Assist physician and nurses with physical examinations by helping position patients, changing
non-sterile dressing and weighing patients.
Note and reports any changes in patient's condition to the RN or LPN.
Take and records vital signs, record I&O, applies ice bags, administer douches and enemas.
Turn and position patients, set up and feed patients as necessary, provide patients with fresh
drinking water.
Perform finger sticks for blood glucose testing with appropriate training.
Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation of patients.
Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment as required.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens.
Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment as required.
Participate in own professional development by maintaining required skills validation and
attending educational offerings. Supports the development of other staff and formal learners.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


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