Certified Nurse Attendant - Bariatrics Med/Surg PT Days

Nursing 61700 - 6E LT Bariatrics Med/Surg Part-Time Days 12 Hour 0700


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

  • Assists the RN with the following: care of patient in traction, application of restraints observation of, for examination and treatment of patients, application and monitoring of oxygen, ensuring bedrails are up on medicated and or confused patients, transporting of patients.
  • Assists nursing staff to: a) implement teaching strategies; b) establish teaching plans designed to educate the patient in caring for self after discharge; c) evaluate the outcome of teaching plans developed for individual patients.

  • Applies mobilization and immobilization devices according to physician order arm slings, corsets, finger splints, cervical collar, braces, prosthetics, shoulder immobilizer, clavicle brace, knee immobilizer or knee ranger, unitan sling, abduction pillow for hip or shoulder, CPM for knee or shoulder, hot ice machine, foot pumps and sequential stockings, miscellaneous orthotics.


High School Diploma/GED or Higher EducationGeneral Studies
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License / Certification Requirements

BCLS or ACLS Certification
Certified Nurse Attendant