Reports to a Nurse Manager.
Receives direction from a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse.
Nursing Assistant provides basic patient care.
High School diploma or equivalent GED. Certification as a nursing assistant or 6 months of recent experience as a nursing assistant.
Six (6) months of recent experience as a nursing assistant. Current certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant or one clinical semester of nursing school or successful completion of an acute care nurse aide course; or six (6) months previous experience in a healthcare position can be substituted for the experience.
(The above requirements can be met by the equivalent combination of education and experience).
Basic Life Support *(BLS) training or re-training is required during orientation prior to providing patient care. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) is required to be maintained through re-training for duration of employment. Certified Nursing Assistant preferred.