Certified Nurse Attendant - Ortho Med/Surg FT Nights

Nursing 61703 - 6W LT Ortho Med/Surg Full-Time Nights 12 Hour 1900


$500 Sign-On Bonus

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.

Core Competencies

  • 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

  • Maintains a safe working environment: ensures breaks are locked on and locked on gurneys and beds except when moving ensues side rails are used as directed by the RN for patient safety or mobility assists patients with ambulation, turning and positioning as requested keeps units free of hazards/clutter answers call lights to ensure patient service identifies patients using two identifiers observes patients’ rights to privacy and dignity
  • 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 or LVN of any change or abnormal finding assists/performs treatments as directed by RN/LVN including: weights enemas, foley care, application of binders, FSBS, sitz baths, and post mortem care, others as directed.
  • Provides personal care including: baths, oral hygiene, shampoos, changing bed linen, assisting patients with dressing and undressing, skin care to prevent breakdown, assisting the patient with toilet activities, keeping patient's living area clear and orderly, as appropriate. .
  • Maintains a safe working environment: ensures beds are in low position and locked at all times assists patients with moving/ambulating as needed ensures side rails remain in up position as indicated keeps room free of clutter and ensures that pathway to bathroom is clear observes all safety guidelines
  • 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 EducationGeneral Studies
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License / Certification Requirements

BCLS or ACLS Certification
Certified Nurse Attendant