Certified Nursing Assistant
Company: Alameda Health System
Posted on: June 19, 2022
SUMMARY: Under close supervision, performs a variety of
para-professional nursing tasks relating to the care treatment of
patients in the hospital or clinic. Perform routine inpatient
and/or outpatient nursing duties that do not require a license.
Performs related duties as required.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are duties
performed by employees in this classification. However, employees
may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all
duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in this
1. Assists patients with meals, personal hygiene and incontinent
care; gives cleansing and retention enemas to patients; assist in
catheterization and bladder irrigations.
2. Assists registered nurse and licensed vocational nurses in
administering treatment and other nursing tasks as needed; promptly
answers call lights promptly and administers to patient comfort and
safety by adjusting beds, lights, bed rails, pillows, patients'
clothing and bedside tables/equipment; observes and reports any
deviation in patients' condition/status; keeps patient areas clean
3. Obtains and sets up suction equipment; performs nasal and
tracheal suctions; administers oxygen using tents and masks; turns
and positions patients; assists patients to and from wheelchairs
and gurneys; and assists patients with ambulation and crutch
4. Takes patients' vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration,
and blood pressure); performs routine tests such as urine dip
stick, urine pregnancy test, vision and hearing tests and promptly
reports findings to supervising personnel; administers simple range
of motion exercises; assists in application of traction devices;
positions and drapes patients for examination or treatment;
transports patients to other areas of the hospital in wheelchair or
5. When assigned as a sitter, responsible for but not limited to
protecting the patient(s)/resident(s) from harm and assiting in
meeting their emotional and physical needs through one-to-one
continuous observation. Provide on-going observation and basic
patient care. Educate patients on health related topics or
discharge information per scope of duties.
6. When assigned to an outpatient setting, prepares examination
room, ensuring that it is stocked with the necessary supplies,
equipment and instruments for the type of clinic to be held;
weighs, takes and documents patients' vital signs; assists
physicians or midlevel practitioners during the examinations as
directed; collects, labels and takes specimens to the lab; assists
in the maintenance of a clean and well supplied clinical area;
stocks shelves and monitors expiration of medical supplies and
Education: High School diploma or GED with additional training a
minimum. College graduate preferred.
Minimum Experience: Six months para-professional nursing training
as a Hospital Services Trainee with AHS or the equivalent of one
year full-time recent experience performing work comparable to a
Nursing Assistant in a hospital or medical facility.
Required Licenses/Certifications: BLS - Basic Life Support
Certification issued by the American Heart Association. Other
advanced life support certifications may be required per
unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.
Required Licenses/Certifications: CPI -Crisis Prevention
Intervention Training (required for all positions at John George
Psychiatric Pavilion; and certain positions in the Emergency
Required Licenses/Certifications: Current Nursing Assistant
certification (required for positions at Highland and Fairmont
Highland General Hospital
HGH Med/Surg 8th Floor
Keywords: Alameda Health System, Oakland , Certified Nursing Assistant, Healthcare , Oakland, California
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