Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)


Under the nurse’s direct supervision, the Certified Nursing Assistant assists in direct patient care and assists patients with daily living activities.

  • Completes and records patient vital signs in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that patient temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure are taken and recorded as per instruction.
  • Knowledgeable of vital sign ranges and appropriately reports abnormalities in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that fluid and food intake and output are appropriately measured and recorded.
  • Assists patients with activities of daily living. (e.g., bathing, oral hygiene, care of hair, oral feedings, positioning, transfers, etc.)
  • Ensures that any change in patient condition or unusual circumstances is reported immediately to the primary nurse.
  • Can verbalize the CNA role in patient emergency situations and cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • Practices correct isolation techniques to maintain a safe environment and to control the spread of infection
  • Maintains cleanliness of various instruments and equipment used per hospital policy.
  • Keeps patient rooms clean and in an orderly condition
  • Assist with restocking rooms with supplies and equipment as directed.
  • Exchanges and communicates patient care information upon a change of shift.
  • Performs walking rounds at the change of shift.
  • Completes all required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Ability to accept direction from supervisors and other management team members positively and professionally.
  • Returns all soiled trays upon patient meal completion in a timely manner.
  • Ensures soiled linen hampers are covered, cleaned and/or emptied as required.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess patient and unit needs, communicating those needs to a supervisor or appropriate persons.
  • Performs patients’ weights as ordered
  • Updates patient communication board daily for the assigned patient group.
  • Maintains patient turning schedule.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
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Job Requirements


  • Prefer at least six (6) months of experience working in a hospital/rehabilitation/long-term care environment

Education Required

  • High school Degree or equivalent

Additional Information


Certified as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the States in which performing duties
Certified in AHA BLS