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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - PRN in Chattanooga, TN at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 6/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Summary

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) will provide patient/resident care as required under the direct supervision of the licensed nurse.  The Certified Nursing Assistant completes assigned tasks to ensure timely, efficient and safe patient/resident care.  Communication and interactions with patients, residents, families and other health team members is an essential component of this position.



Job Responsibilities:
  • Performs initial and ongoing data collection on all patients/residents under the direction of the Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Implements plan of care developed by the Registered Nurse based on patient/resident physical, psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs.
  • Provides direct patient/resident care and reports condition and changes to RN or LPN.
  • Documents results of patient/resident care within established policies, procedures and scope of practice.
  • Complies with all ministry policies and procedures.
  • Other duties:  Completes all other duties as assigned.




Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience

  • GED or a High School Diploma is preferred.
  • Previous hospital or long term care experience preferred.
  • Ability to work with EHR/EMR


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Certified Nurse Aide (or be an NATII) in the state in which employed. 
  • CPR certified preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must possess strong collaborative, interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, verbal and written communication skills, and a desire to create a high-performance, effective team that can produce consistent, demonstrated results.
  • Must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and ministry leadership.
  • The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and concisely on oral and written form.
  • Competencies needed for this position include strong interpersonal relationship skills, detail oriented, work in collaboration with others, demonstrate a high degree of integrity and personal commitment, possess strong analytical skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple deliverables at the same time.
  • Ability to function in a matrix environment and demonstrate a passion to succeed, be self- motivated, dependable, committed, and a willingness to see a project through to its conclusion.
  • Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Frequently required to push and pull items, such as resident/patient beds, requiring a force of up to 75 pounds.
  • Frequently required to carry or lift items weighing up to 25 pounds at waist height. Required to obtain assistance of another qualified employee when attempting to lift objects over 25 pounds.
  • Frequently required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing 100-400 pounds and occasionally required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing over 400 pounds.
  • Tolerate standing and walking for up to 8 hours at a time on hard and soft surfaces.
  • Frequently perform activities that require stooping, bending and reaching, squatting, balancing, and trunk twisting throughout the day.
  • Constantly able to effectively communicate.
  • Occasionally required to sit in a stationary position for up to 30 minutes at one time.
  • Frequently able to detect and discern both loud and soft sounds such as resident calls, verbal orders, monitors, and phone calls.
  • Frequently able to use hands and fingers to perform simple and fine motor handling tasks, such as taking vital signs, writing, and using a keyboard.
  • Frequently able to use different types of visual perceptions to perform activities such as moving medical equipment, evaluating resident/patients, reading monitors and charts, and reading computer screens.
  • Occasionally required to detect unusual odors that could indicate infection or other problems with a resident, or environmental issues such as smoke.
  • This position may provide direct care to adult and geriatric resident/participants.