The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA1 or CNA2) provides patient
and family focused care as part of the health care team in
accordance with the St. Charles Health System mission, philosophy,
policies and procedures and within the parameters established by
the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
CNA1 starting wage: $16.29/hour
CNA2 starting wage: $17.43/hour
ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA1 or CNA2)
July 22, 2019
Creating America’s healthiest community, together
In the spirit
of love and compassion, better health, better care, better
Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The CNA staffs various units
throughout St. Charles Health System. These departments
include Med/Surg, Medical, Surgical, Ortho/Neuro, Pediatrics,
Inpatient Rehab, Intensive Care Units, Emergency, Procedural
departments and floats. These departments provide 24/7
specialized care to patients throughout their hospitalization and
POSITION OVERVIEW: The CNA provides patient and
family focused care as part of the health care team in accordance
with the St. Charles Health System mission, philosophy, policies
and procedures and within the parameters established by the Oregon
State Board of Nursing. This position does not directly manage any
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Reviews and follows directions in the delivery of care of
assigned patient(s) within their scope of duties.
Alerts nursing staff if there is a change in the patient’s
behavior or condition or the patient requires assistance or other
nursing intervention outside the scope of practice of the CNA1 or
Provides and contributes to a safe environment for
caregivers, patients and guests. Supports the Nursing team in
decreasing harm across the continuum of patient care as authorized
per the duties and standards of the CNA 1 or CNA2 role.
Maintains competency in supportive care for the patient,
operates equipment safely and properly, and carries out nursing
orders within the scope of practice of the CNA1 or CNA2.
Documents all patient care with proficiency in compliance
with hospital policies, procedures and regulatory
Transport patients, blood, specimens and other items as
Answer call lights as needed.
Reinforces teaching to patients and families regarding basic
health care needs.
Demonstrates awareness of and supports St. Charles departmental
and operating unit goals through participation in continuous
quality improvement and departmental activities.
Participates in activities that promote professional growth and
development of self and others.
Communicates (both written and orally) effectively and maintains
professional relationships with caregivers, medical staff,
patients, and guests.
Identifies work-related problems with possible solutions and
implements solution(s) (within scope of duties), as
Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all
aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each
individual, patient and caregiver.
Participates in creating intentional relationships and
demonstrates focused attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care
Provides a therapeutic presence in service to others by
purposefully responding to the needs of patients in a caring way,
including introducing oneself and explaining role in patient’s
care, asking the patient his or her preferred name, sitting
with the patient to determine his or her care goals, active
listening, communicating effectively and appropriately through
touch, eye contact, etc.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of
continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a
champion of change.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of
professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all
applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting
the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an
ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected
violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all
organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that
promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the
organization, as required or assigned.
ADDITIONAL CNA2 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Promotes patient’s independence, respects privacy, and maintains
patients’ rights to decide about care and reports findings.
Follows directions in the delivery of care.
Recognizes/reports and records patient observations and care
Gives clear directions and reinforces teaching to patients and
families regarding basic health care needs.
Required: As required by certification.
Willingness to take additional courses as
Required: Certified Nursing Assistant – Level 1 with the
Oregon State Board of Nursing.
AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
Preferred: Certified Nursing Assistant – Level 2 with the
Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Preferred: Previous CNA experience.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE) required to perform the job safely.
ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION:
Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact
with a diverse population and professionally represent
Strong team working and collaborative skills.
Ability to multi-task and work independently within scope.
Attention to detail.
Basic to intermediate ability and experience in computer
applications, specifically electronic medical records system and MS
Ability to sit for long periods of time remaining alert and
Continually (75% or more): Standing and walking, keyboard
operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability
to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling
1-25 pounds. The use and operation of a motor vehicle for Home
Health and Wound Caregivers.
Occasionally (25%): Bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching,
climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), reaching overhead,
lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds,
grasping/squeezing, ability to hear whispered speech level.
Rarely (10%): Climbing stairs.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area),
operation of a motor vehicle.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Rarely (10%): Wet/slippery area, chemical solution.
Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, uneven
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category Risk for Exposure
Schedule Weekly Hours:
Third Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT
Scheduled Days of the Week:
Variable; includes every other weekend and holidays
Shift Start & End Time: