Nurse Aide

Sakakawea Medical Center - Hazen, ND (30+ days ago)


The Nurse Aide/CNA performs patient care activities under the direction of the RN. Activities will vary with
patient needs. Decisions affect patients, their families, physicians, and other staff members. Decisions affect
patients, their families, physicians, and other staff members.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, ROLES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Assist the nurses in admitting patients, taking vital signs, weights, and providing patient’s and family
member’s information.

2. Demonstrates ability to take vital signs, AccuChecks, and weights. Demonstrates ability to transfer
patients using proper techniques.

3. Demonstrates ability to collect lab specimens correctly.
4. Completes assignments independently, reporting needed information to the patient’s nurse.
5. Assists the nurse in emergencies. Directs visitor traffic and phone calls.
6. Assists in the ER as an aide.
7. Stocks supplies on the floor and in the ER.

OTHER DUTIES

1. Performs cares specific to each patient’s needs, to include:
a. Bathing/dressing,
b. oral care,
c. skin care,
d. assisting with feeding patients as needed,
e. and/or set up trays.

2. Uses good hand washing between patients and patient care activities.

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Job Title: Nurse Aide/CNA Department: Nursing Service
3. Keeps work area neat and clean, including the Utility Room (basin, bed pans, IV poles, wheel chairs, and

commodes).
4. Demonstrates caring and compassion towards patients and their families.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

This job description does not reflect all duties that may be assigned to this position.

Other 1. CPR certification.
Requirements: 2. TB screen.

3. Must meet the attendance requirements of the position including mandatory
meeting attendance.

4. Participates on at least one committee or project per year.
5. Completes annual mandatory training yearly.
6. Completes required Incident Command System for Healthcare/Hospitals training.
7. Must speak and write English clearly.
8. Respects the privacy of all persons and confidential information according to

confidentiality policies and HIPAA regulation.
9. Follows the Standard Precautions Policy.

Physical Position requires lifting, bending, sitting to chart, and standing. Lifting of 50 to 100 lbs. or
Capabilities: more required. Position can be a physically-demanding job.

Environmental Work environment includes all patient care areas, including nurse’s station, patient rooms,
Factors: ER, OR and ancillary area.

Hazards include:
1. Equipment;
2. Electric hazards;
3. Needles and other sharps;
4. Exposure to chemicals;
5. Exposure to body fluids;
6. Disruptive patients and/or family members.

Must be able to function in a high stress environment and take directions from the team
leaders, physicians, and nursing staff.