- Program Graduate
- Certification Required
Position Summary: The Certified Nursing Assistant under the direction of a Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse, and/or Staff Nurse is responsible for maintaining patient safety while providing direct patient care under the direction of a Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse or Staff Nurse.
Education: Graduate of a Certified Nursing Assistant Program required.
Licensure/Certification: Certification as Nursing Assistant or Geriatric Aide by Maryland State Board of Nursing. Certain positions require additional licensure. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
Experience: Previous experience in clerical or receptionist position, hospital experience or satisfactory completion of a unit secretary training course is preferred. Six months successful experience as a Nursing Assistant in a general hospital preferred. Experience as a student nurse is an acceptable substitute for a Nursing Assistant Class. The student must have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Nursing Care and obtained a Nursing Assistant Certification from the Maryland Board of Nursing.
Skills: Patient hygiene, physical comfort, mobility, monitoring safety, feeding patients, obtaining specimens, obtaining accu-checks, blood pressures, vital signs, height, weight and other delegated tasks as allowed by the Maryland Nurse Practice Act.
**May be required to work additional shifts or varying hours to meet the operational needs of the department.
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