Summary: The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) assists the Registered Nurse (RN) in providing patient and family centered care that is safe, efficient, timely and effective. The CNA performs patient care under the direct supervision of an RN. The CNA is assigned tasks that are reasonably predictable, do not require assessment, interpretation or independent decision making during its performance or do not pose any risk to the patient.
Education: High school graduate or equivalent required
Experience: 1 year experience as a CNA
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Current RI CNA certification
Working Conditions, Physical Environment and/or Safety Requirements: Works in a well-lighted and well-ventilated area. Must meet annual safety training requirements relative to a safe work place. Must meet health-testing requirements annually. Frequent patient contact requires adherence to universal precautions at all times. Visual acuity and hand dexterity. Physical ability involves a variety of body movements including stooping, bending, kneeling, lifting, standing, walking, stretching and reaching. May be required to lift heavy objects weighing 25 pounds or more.