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Certified Nursing Assistant Job

Full-time Employment in Westminster, Massachusetts 01473

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Position Overview: The Certified Nursing Assistant (sometimes called Nurses’ Aides) help provide basic care to patients in hospitals, addiction facilities or long term care facilities (such as nursing homes). CNA’s may also provide care to patients when they return home from a facility. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.
 
Specific Responsibilities:
* Clean and bathe patients or residents
* Help patients use the toilet and dress
* Turn, reposition, and transfer patients between beds and wheelchairs
* Listen to and record patients’ health concerns and report that information to nurses
* Measure patients’ vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature
* Serve meals and help patients eat.
 
Education and Experience:
* High school diploma or GED required
* Completion of a state approved certification in which they learn basic principles of nursing and complete supervised clinical work.
* Takes and passes a state competency examination. Passing this exam allows the individual to use state-approved titles, such as: Nursing Assistant, Nurses’ Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant.
* Must be registered with a State Registry to work in a facility.
* Satisfactory criminal background check
 
NOTE: Some states have other requirements as well, such as continuing education and a criminal background check. RCA should check with state boards of nursing or health for more information. In some states, nursing assistants can earn additional credentials, such as becoming a Certified Medication Assistant (CMA). As a CMA, they can give medications
 
Competencies:
* Communication skills. Nursing assistants and orderlies must be able to communicate effectively to address patients’ or residents’ concerns. They also need to relay important information to other healthcare workers.
* Compassion. Nursing assistants and orderlies assist and care for the sick, injured, and elderly. Doing so requires a compassionate and empathetic attitude.
* Patience. The routine tasks of cleaning, feeding, and bathing patients or residents can be stressful. Nursing assistants and orderlies must have patience in order to complete these tasks.
* Physical stamina. Nursing assistants and orderlies spend much of their time on their feet. They should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or moving patients.
Work Environment: May work in a variety of environments including professional clinics, hospitals, homes, or out-patient facilities. They spend much of their time on their feet, actively working with patients.
 
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
 
Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Job Location: Recovery Centers of America at Westminster – 9 Village Inn Road, Westminster, Massachusetts 01473

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