Certified Nurse Aide – Nights (Hospital)

Under the supervision of licensed staff members, assist in providing patient care in a clinical environment, utilize appropriate equipment and resources, prepares records, and maintains a clean and safe environment for patients.

Department: Nursing
Chain of Command: Certified Nurse Aide/Nurse Aide, LVN, RN, Team Lead, Department Director, CNO, CEO
Shift(s): Hourly, Non Exempt
Location(s): Seminole Hospital District
Supervises: No One

Physical Demands

  • extended periods of sitting/standing/walking
  • manual dexterity
  • pushing/pulling
  • repetitive motion
  • lifting/carrying >= 50 lbs
  • crawling
  • climbing
  • kneeling/bending
  • visual acuity
  • hearing acuity

Work Conditions

  • inside
  • occasional highly stressful


  • OHSA Blood Bourne Pathogens Class I

Job Qualifications


  • High school graduate or equivalent

Licensure, Registry, Certification:

  • BLS Certification Preferred
  • Certified Nurse Aide preferred

Personal Job Related Skills

  • Ability to read and write
  • Effective oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to follow verbal or written instructions
  • Proficient in note taking/documentation


Prior Work Experience

  • One year of experience in a medical setting preferred

Technical Training

  • Nursing assistant course desirable

Essential Functions

Primary responsibilities for all units assigned:

Assures that each patient receives quality care.

  • Performs personal care according to individuals’ needs including bathing, perineal care, shaving, grooming hair, mouth/oral care as condition warrants, and as directed, feeding patient and collecting specimens
  • Keeps patient room neat and tidy at all times, patient dry and free of secretions, and answers call lights promptly
  • Performs procedures designed to prevent physical deterioration of skin to include patient repositioning, giving skin care, getting patients out of bed, ambulating as directed, working gently and handling patients with special conditions in a specified manner and performing catheter care as directed
  • Provides age appropriate care

Provides clinical services and care for patients

  • Takes and records vital signs, glucometer readings, weight, and length measurements
  • Assist physicians and licensed staff with preparing patient’s for various types of examinations and procedures
  • Applies or changes dressings as requested
  • Performs basic life support skills in an emergency
  • Follows aseptic procedures and universal precautions when involved in direct patient contact or handling potentially infectious materials
  • Assists physician and licensed staff with patient care

Provides respect to patients, family and co-workers

  • Avoids unnecessary exposure during care
  • Speaks politely to and considers preferences of patients
  • Includes patients in decision making
  • Introduces self and states why they are there
  • Refrains from engaging in casual conversations with coworkers in open areas in view of patients and visitors
  • Performs proper body substance isolation when handling potentially infectious materials or direct contact

Participates in patient care management

  • Reports important facts or observations to LVN, RN, or supervisor
  • Attends shift report and makes notes of facts that are important to nursing care
  • Assists in the interfacility transportation of patients

Assists with maintaining patient’s files

  • Prior to examination, obtains subjective information related to patient’s perception of health
  • Collects necessary information received concerning x-ray and laboratory reports, data from referring physicians, and surgical or other procedure reports for patient’s files

Maintains supplies and equipment

  • Ensures that inventory of necessary supplies and equipment is maintained for diagnostic and treatment procedures
  • Is responsible for stocking supplies in patients rooms and assures the cleanliness of the rooms
  • Cleans and prepares surgical instruments for sterilization

Functions proficiently in unit modalities across all nursing units

Maintains accurate and timely records according to hospital policy and procedures

  • Documents vital signs, intake and output, and appropriate portion of admission history as directed

Other duties as assigned


  • Care for client’s (neonate <1yr, child/pediatric 1-11yrs, adolescent 12-17yrs, adult 18-55yrs, and geriatric >55yrs) throughout the facility while communicating positively and respectfully
  • Performs required tasks without prompting and adjusts appropriately to situations
  • Adheres to the attendance policy
  • Follows District and Department Policies
  • Follows infection control policies and procedures
  • Attends required meetings and in-services
  • Participates in Hospital District Safety Program and QA/PI Programs
  • Uses time and resources wisely
  • Maintains HIPAA, keeping patient and hospital confidentiality
  • Maintains adequate supplies of items needed to perform job, orders, or reports low items to supervisor
  • Practices proper phone etiquette, identifying self and department
  • Reports adverse events regarding patients, guests, or self to supervisor immediately