Location: Middletown, RI and Warwick, RI
Shift: Variable (as needed), Contract position
A certified nursing assistant, also known as a nurse assistant or CNA, provides health care for clients and patients at home, hospitals, and other facilities under the direction of a nurse. They often help people under their care perform day-to-day tasks and play a vital role in hospitals and other facilities.
- Providing great patient care.
- Answering patient calls and determining how best to help them.
- Providing physical support for patients or residents with daily activities and personal hygiene, including bathing, dressing, getting out of bed, - using the toilet, walking, standing, or exercising.
- Turning and repositioning bedridden patients.
- Ensuring patients or residents receive appropriate diet by reviewing their dietary restrictions, food allergies, and preferences.
- Obtaining a wide range of information from physicians, caregivers, and nurses about patient conditions, treatment plans, and suggested activities.
- Measuring and recording food and liquid intake and urinary and fecal output and reporting changes to medical or nursing staff.
- Recording vital signs, including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and respiration rate as requested by staff.
- Examining patients to detect issues requiring medical care, including open wounds, bruises, or blood in the urine.
- Reminding patients to take medications and nutritional supplements.
- Noting observations of patient behavior, including complaints, or physical symptoms to nurses.
- Stay up to date on CNA training and facility policy and procedure.
- High School Diploma or GED required.
- Nursing degree from a CNA program
- Minimum of 1+ years of recent experience as a CNA in health care setting.
Certifications and Requirements:
- State Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certification. (Rhode Island License required)
- BLS Certification
- Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 required