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Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) play a vital role in delivering healthcare and ensuring the overall well-being of patients. Their responsibilities encompass providing fundamental care and assisting patients in their daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, feeding, and monitoring vital signs. In the realm of long-term care, CNAs hold a particularly significant position.

Due to their frequent interactions, CNAs are well-equipped to swiftly detect any changes in a patient’s condition, enabling them to facilitate timely and appropriate care. These positions call for compassionate individuals who possess a profound desire to care for others and make a positive impact on their lives.

All certified nursing assistants, regardless of where they are working, must complete ongoing continuing education requirements to keep their CNA licensing (24 hours of additional training every two years). If you work for an agency that receives Medicare or Medicaid funding, you must also complete a competency evaluation.

Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Level 2 background screening/local background check from PD
  • Reference check
  • Social Security Card (or Federal Tax ID)
  • Driver License
  • Auto registration & Proof of Auto Insurance
  • Reliable transportation
  • Clean driving record
  • Professional liability insurance
  • CPR certification
  • Physical examination, within the past 6 months, to show free and clear of communicable diseases.
  • Successfully completed an approved CNA program including 120 hours of education.
  • Successful completion of nursing assistant competency exam.
  • Have completed the curriculum developed under the Enterprise Florida Jobs and Education Partnership Grant.

Documentation

  • High school diploma (or equivalent)
  • Active Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification (FL)
  • Social Security Card (or Federal Tax ID)
  • Valid FL driver’s license
  • Auto registration and proof of insurance
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Active CPR Certification
  • Covid-19 vaccination card

CEUs

  • Alzheimers
  • Domestic Violence
  • HIV
  • OSHA
  • Assist With Meds/medication errors
  • HIPPA

Abilities

  • Ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Ability to accurately follow oral and written instructions and to complete legible, accurate records.
  • Have good personal hygiene
  • Able to do light housekeeping.
  • Having a 2nd language or more is a plus

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to travel
  • Pull, push and or lift 15-20 pounds on a daily basis. Pull / push 125-200 pounds on a regular basis. Pulls/push 200 or more pounds on a regular basis.
  • Must be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistance
  • Prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting
  • Must be able to sit and climb stairs

Duties & Responsibilities*

  • Provide care based on an individualized care plan under a licensed nurse’s supervision and guidance.
  • Document patient’s health status.
  • Monitor patients’ physical and mental condition
  • Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment
  • Performing basic patient care skills
  • Check vital signs such as blood pressure and heart rate
  • Assist with feeding and personal hygiene, and adjusting patient positions as needed;
  • Feed patients and document food and liquid intake.
  • Prepare meals and snacks. May include grocery shopping.
  • Assist with incontinence care.
  • Assist with use of medical equipment like lift chairs, portable toilets, etc
  • Assist patient in maintaining their daily activities and quality of lifestyle.
  • Turn, position and transfer patient to bed, wheelchair, etc.
  • Provide wound care as needed.
  • Provide mobility and transfer assistance, which may include using mechanical lift devices.
  • Maintain a healthy, safe environment in the home.
  • Provide light household services in order to maintain a safe, clean environment(including vacuuming, laundry, and linen changes.)
  • Provide companionship and personalized care while encouraging independence and self-care.

*This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.