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Become A Certified Nurses' Aide

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Working As A Certified Nurses' Aide

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $25,710

    Average Salary

What Does A Certified Nurses' Aide Do At Silver Tree Nursing & Rehabilitation

* Providing personal care and services to Residents including but not limited to the following: Assisting residents with activities of daily living such as transferring, turning and positioning, giving showers, dressing, grooming, feeding, toileting and ensuring residents are clean.
* Obtaining vital signs and weights and monitoring food and liquid intake.
* Delivering meal trays to residents, ensuring food is appropriate to the resident s care plan, delivering alternate food selections when requested and providing a positive dining experience.
* Escorting clients to participate in therapy sessions and activities.
* Responding to resident and family needs respectfully and with a positive manner in all interactions.
* Making daily rounds on assigned clients in accordance within established guidelines.
* Completing assignments including but not limited to the following: Reporting data in client records consistently, accurately and in a timely manner.
* Complying with procedures for infection prevention including, but not limited to, hand washing, TB and Hepatitis B requirements and bloodborne pathogen regulations.
* Following safety rules and requirements including lift and transfer procedures, hazard communication, electrical safety, slips, trips and falls policies, use of personal protective equipment and elopement procedures.
* Safely fulfilling all work assignments.
* Accepting assignments not part of his/her normal scheduled responsibility as needed.
* Safeguarding residents protected health information.
* Providing other services such as cleaning wheelchairs and client areas as assigned.
* Complying with all work rule policies and procedures as well as state and federal

What Does A Certified Nurses' Aide Do At Mirador

* The following duties are normal for this position.
* This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.
* Other duties may be required and assigned.
* Answers signal lights, bells, or intercom system to determine residents' needs.
* Bathes, dresses, and undresses residents.
* Serves and collects food trays and feeds residents requiring help.
* Transports residents or assists residents to walk.
* Drapes residents for examinations and treatments, and remains with residents to perform such duties as holding instruments and adjusting lights.
* Turns and re positions bed fast residents, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores.
* Changes bed linens, runs errands, directs visitors, and answers telephone.
* Takes and records temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, and food and fluid intake and output, as directed.
* Cleans, sterilizes, stores, prepares, and issues dressing packs, treatment trays, and other supplies.
* Dusts and cleans residents' rooms.
* Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor

What Does A Certified Nurses' Aide Do At Loretto Management Corporation

* Performs resident care according to policy/procedure & standards as delegated by the NM, CC, RN, or Charge Nurse
* Demonstrates appropriate knowledge base when performing resident care
* Demonstrates appropriate technical skills when performing resident care
* Uses skills & knowledge according to resident’s identified geriatric and age-related needs
* Assists in maintaining a clean & safe environment for the resident, visitors, & other staff
* Recognizes & responds to emergent situations efficiently & effectively
* Assists the resident with ADLs and any special care needs as indicated on the resident care assignment sheet for which they are properly trained.
* Sets priorities according to resident’s needs, organizing & reprioritizing work throughout the shift.
* Ensures necessary supplies/equipment for patient care are available and stored efficiently.
* Observes residents for specific signs & symptoms as instructed by team leaders.
* Reports changes in the resident’s behavior or condition to the team leader.
* Demonstrates understanding of role limitations relating to patient care
* Documents resident care accurately on appropriate forms and in a timely manner
* High school diploma or equivalent.
* Current valid certification as CNA within NYS and/or eligible to participate in the CNAT Program.
* Ability to adapt to changes in schedule and rotation to weekend schedule to meet resident needs.
* Ability to deal tactfully with residents, families and other employees and cope with the physical and mental stress of the position.
* Ability to understand and carry out directions and instructions; ability to report changes in resident’s condition and other pertinent information.
* Ability to take and record information and basic records.
* Capable of passing physical requirements.
* Approval by NYS DOH Criminal History Records Check standards.
* Division || Business Unit: Loretto Health and Rehab LH&R
* Shift: Other
* Shift Details: Loretto is accepting applications for Part-time and/or Full-time CNA positions.
* Shifts will be based on specific unit vacancy

What Does A Certified Nurses' Aide Do At Erickson Living

* include the following.
* Other duties may be assigned.
* Effectively implements individualized resident care plans
* Responds in a timely fashion to all resident requests
* Provide timely, accurate and complete documentation on TAR’s and GNA Care Plans
* Accurate, complete skin assessments and any changes reported immediately
* Administers resident medications according to the institution’s policies and procedures without significant errors
* Maintains accurate medication administration records as per established procedures; signs off medications as they are given
* Notifies nurse in a timely fashion, of a change in a resident’s condition
* Performs pulse and blood pressure measurements, and documents in MAR as needed prior to medication administratio

What Does A Certified Nurses' Aide Do At Department of Public Health & Human Services

* Provides for the activities of daily living using established nursing guidelines and procedures for nursing home.
* Typical tasks include: dressing and grooming, peri-care, oral care, showers and baths, toileting, feeding, sanitation and cleaning of designated areas, bed and linen changes.
* Assists in activities, transfers patients using proper techniques and equipment.
* Notes ADL s on flow sheets.
* Shift Differential
* evenings and $1
* nights.
* To be considered for any DPHHS Agency position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, as well as upload any required application materials.
* Successful applicant(s) are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each

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How To Become A Certified Nurses' Aide

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program and must pass their state’s competency exam. Orderlies generally have at least a high school diploma.

Education and Training

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program in which they learn the basic principles of nursing and complete supervised clinical work. These programs are found in high schools, community colleges, vocational and technical schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.

In addition, nursing assistants typically complete a brief period of on-the-job training to learn about their specific employer’s policies and procedures.

Orderlies typically have at least a high school diploma and receive a short period of on-the-job training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

After completing a state-approved education program, nursing assistants take a competency exam. Passing this exam allows them to use state-specific titles. In some states, a nursing assistant or aide is called a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), but titles vary from state to state.

Nursing assistants who have passed the competency exam are placed on a state registry. Nursing assistants must be on the state registry to work in a nursing home.

Some states have other requirements as well, such as continuing education and a criminal background check. 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.

Orderlies do not need a license, however, many jobs require a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, which shows they are trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

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.

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Certified Nurses' Aide Demographics


  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • Arabic

  • Swahili

  • German

  • Swedish

  • Tagalog

  • Vietnamese

  • Russian

  • Hindi

  • Korean

  • Dakota

  • Bosnian

  • Italian

  • Hebrew

  • Serbian

  • Croatian

  • Ilocano

  • Igbo

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Real Certified Nurses' Aide Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Certified Nurses Aide Holy Name Friary Ringwood, NJ Feb 22, 2010 $28,613
Certified Nursing Aides TLC Home Health Care Mar 30, 2009 $25,044
Certified Nursing Aide The Lincoln Home Belleville, IL Jun 13, 2008 $23,729
Certified Nurse Aide Global Care Services, Inc. Toms River, NJ Apr 15, 2016 $23,400
Certified Nurse Aide AGA Global Resources Corp. Lakewood, NJ May 19, 2010 $21,141
Certified Nurse Aide Bridgeway Care Center Bridgewater, NJ Jun 14, 2010 $21,141
Certified Nurse Aide Bridgeway Care Center Bridgewater, NJ Apr 02, 2009 $21,141
Certified Nurse Aide AGA Global Resources Corp. Lakewood, NJ Mar 17, 2009 $21,141
Certified Nurse Aide AGA Global Resources Corp. Toms River, NJ Mar 30, 2009 $21,141
Certified Nurse Aide Bridgeway Care Center Bridgewater, NJ Mar 26, 2008 $21,141

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Top Skills for A Certified Nurses' Aide


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Top Certified Nurses' Aide Skills

  1. Vital Signs
  2. ADL
  3. Personal Hygiene
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted patients with everyday tasks including obtaining and tracking vital signs and medication records.
  • Assist multiple clients with ADL's and medication reminders.
  • Assisted residents with routine care such as personal hygiene, dressing and eating meals while preserving their privacy and dignity.
  • Monitored and recorded vital signs, height, weight, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration.
  • Provided personal care in regional healthcare facility (geriatric area of 20 beds, adult psychiatric ward of 40 beds).

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