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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) | North Philadelphia | Pennsylvania



Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023

The Certified Nursing Assistant position provides quality nursing care to patients of the medical respite program. Nursing care will consist of a patient-centered care that helps maintain the comfort, privacy, and dignity of patients in the delivery of services to them.


  • Provides direct care to patients which includes attending to the individual needs of patients, which may include assistance with grooming, bathing, oral hygiene, feeding, ambulation, range of motion, communicating, or other needs in keeping with the individuals’ care requirements as needed
  • Performs various tasks assigned by the Nurse Manager or LPN, including checking vital signs, weighing patients, applying creams/ointments and assisting patients with their self-administration of prescribed medications
  • Provides support to make the facility function, including doing laundry, and making beds
  • Assists with orienting patients upon admission
  • Provides quality nursing care to patients in an environment that promotes their rights, dignity, freedom of choice and individuality
  • Interacts with patients in a manner that displays warmth and promotes a caring environment
  • Provides food preparation by heating and serving meals, feeding patients as necessary; cleaning of dining area, dishes, utensils, and kitchen
  • Provides individualized attention, which encourages each patient’s ability to maintain or attain the highest practical physical, mental and psychosocial well-being
  • Is knowledgeable of the individualized care plan for patients and provides support to the patients according to their care plan. Contributes to the care planning process by providing the nurse manager or other care planning staff with specific information and observations of the patients’ needs and preferences
  • Documents actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records
  • Maintains work operations by following policies and procedures
  • Protects organization's value by keeping patient information confidential
  • Adheres to professional standards, respite policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations; maintaining licensure
  • Assists in maintaining a safe, neat and clean environment; reports environmental deficiencies to the Nurse Manager or Licensed Practical Nurse such as lighting or equipment problems
  • Observes patients for changes in condition or behavior and promptly reports these changes to senior level nursing staff or supervisor
  • Performs all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures, including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated and proper disposal of soiled materials
  • Ability to explain procedures well to patients
  • Actively listening to the patient's needs and healthcare provider's instructions;
  • Keeps patient confidentiality and ensures patient privacy during care practice
  • Checks for substances and objects that may cause allergic and adverse reactions to patients and their prescribed treatment
  • Attends to regular clinical supervision as directed by the Nurse Manager
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Required. Associates or bachelor’s degree preferred
  • CNA certification is required
  • Walking from parking lot, street, or public transportation and within sites is required
  • Carrying medical supplies, client charts, and forms is required
  • One year of experience providing direct care in a residential setting
  • CPR certified
  • Medication Administration Certification preferred