The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides assistance to residents with activities of daily living, such as hygiene, toileting, feeding, moving safely to activities, helping residents prepare for medical tests, and caring for the resident's environment, including laundry and housekeeping. In addition, he or she maintains intake and output records as instructed and assists the nurse in giving enemas.
The ideal candidate for this position has a high school diploma or GED and a current certification as a Nursing Assistant in the state of PA. He or she must have a genuine desire to work with the elderly or disabled and prior experience is preferred. Effective oral and written skills, empathy and the ability to listen, good time management skills, and professional dress, speech, and behavior are all required for this position.The CNA also understands and follows all HIPAA Guidelines, as well as infection control practices and policies concerning exposure to blood/body fluids.
The CNA functions independently throughout the workday; may push supplies on carts weighing up to 150 pounds as required; occasionally bends, stoops, kneels, lifts, climbs stairs, reaches above or below shoulder height and carries supplies and equipment weighing approximately 25 pounds; lifting of up to 50 pounds; 100% of the day is spent indoors, approximately 50% walking, 40% standing and 10% sitting. He or she communicates orally and in writing with residents, families, co-workers and the public.
There are two scheduling options available in this program: