The CNA in the Emergency Department is an certified assistive
person who assists with activities of daily living, provides basic
nursing care to non-critical patients and assists in maintenance of
a safe environment under the direction and supervision of the
Registered Nurse in charge of the team and/or unit.
1.Performs various duties necessary to provide complete care
within established standards, policies, procedures, and scope of
2.Performs and records routine technical tasks such as vital signs,
collection of specimens, intake/output, and mass.
3.Assists the licensed nurse with hourly rounds on assigned
patients, as appropriate, to reinforce the 4P's (Pain, Potty,
Positioning, Possessions); Demonstrates working knowledge of the
fall prevention program.
4.Assists with providing comprehensive nursing care including but
not limited to: positioning of patients, ambulation of patients,
dietary needs, activities of daily living, e.g., feeding of
patients, AM and PM care, admission, discharge and transfer of
patients, care of patient belongings, and other patient care duties
within scope of position.
5.Ensures each patient/family is provided an orientation to the ED
gurney bay/room, call light system, and how to access the
Supervising RN or Charge Nurse, if needed.
6.Reports all unusual incidents to the appropriate person. Reports
significant changes in patients condition to supervising Registered
Nurse and/or Charge Nurse.
7.Assists with patient teaching within the scope of knowledge as
directed by the licensed nurse.
8.Demonstrates the ability to accurately determine patients vital
signs. Charts appropriate data within the scope of the
9.Utilizes hospital equipment and supplies appropriately.
10.Uses two patient identifiers consistently when performing or
assisting with any procedure on a patient.
11.Ensures consistently that all clinical alarms are not turned off
or silenced without the knowledge of the RN.
12.Is in compliance with information contained within the Infection
Control Manual (i.e. OSHA bloodborne pathogen standards, CDC
Guidelines) and demonstrates appropriate use of personal protective
equipment (i.e., gloves, masks, goggles) and hand hygiene
13.Avoids and prevents injury to self and patients by applying
the principle of body mechanics. Maintains a safe environment,
functioning with an awareness and application of safety issues
identified within the unit / facility. Is proactive in identifying,
reporting and participating in the resolution of any potential or
actual patient safety issues
14.Communicates information related to nursing care of patients to
other health care team members assigned to the patient's care,
including noted changes.
15.Explains all treatment and procedures thoroughly to patient
before they are performed. Involves patient in care and allows
patient to have choice and control over situations and environment,
as appropriate to condition and situation.
16.Attends and maintains mandatory training in safe patient
handling,trained in safe lifting techniques, includes but not
limited to 1) Appropriate use of lifting devices and equipment, 2)
Five areas of body exposure: vertical, lateral, bariatric
repositioning and ambulation 3) Use of lifting devices to handle
17.Reinforces selected patient teaching initiated by Registered
Nurse. Provides emotional support to patient and families.
18.Assists in maintaining patient and unit area in a clean and
19.Utilizes the National Patient Safety Goals in the work place as
related to job performance. Demonstrates awareness of a safe
environment for staff, patients, visitors, or any others on the
20.Performs all other duties as assigned or requested.
Current Certified Nursing Assistant certificate upon hire,
Current BLS (AHA) upon hire and maintain current.
Possesses knowledge of Medical Terminology.
Minimum six months previous experience in an acute care hospital
or physicians office preferred.
Current Behavioral Violence Prevention (BVP) certificate within
6 months of hire and maintain current.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do
not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status,
disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or
other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation
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