||Under the supervision of the RN, The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) assists patients with activities of daily living, provides basic nursing care of non-acutely ill patients, and assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the charge nurse on the unit.
Administer medications and treatments, such as catheterizations, suppositories, irrigations, enemas, massages, and douches, as directed by a physician or nurse.
• Answer patients' call signals.
• Bathe, groom, shave, dress, and/or drape patients to prepare them for surgery, treatment, or examination.
• Clean rooms and change linens.
• Feed patients who are unable to feed themselves.
• Prepare, serve, and collect food trays.
• Provide patient care by supplying and emptying bed pans, applying dressings and supervising exercise routines.
• Provide patients with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed.
• Transport patients to treatment units, using a wheelchair or stretcher.
• Turn and re-position bedridden patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores.
• Work as part of a medical team that examines and treats patients.
• Answer phones and direct visitors.
• Collect specimens such as urine, feces, or sputum.
• Deliver messages, documents and specimens.
• Explain medical instructions to patients and family members.
• Maintain inventory by storing, preparing, sterilizing, and issuing supplies such as dressing packs and treatment trays.
• Adheres to the Customer Service Excellence standards that Southwestern Medical Center has adopted.
• Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records