The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) may be assigned to
function in either the Health Unit Coordinator or Nursing Assistant
role. When functioning in the Nursing Assistant role, the CNA works
under the delegated authority of a registered nurse to perform a
nursing function within their scope of practice and assist the
nurse in collecting data for a nursing assessment under the
supervision of a nurse. The CNA provides quality nursing care to
patients; implements specific procedures and programs; coordinates
work within the department, as well as with other departments;
reports pertinent information to the immediate supervisor; responds
to inquiries or requests for information; and assists the immediate
supervisor with tasks to support department operations.
This job description, performance appraisal and competency
assessment applies to all Certified Nursing Assistants who have
successfully met performance expectations for the CNA. The employee
supports the Mission of CHE Trinity Health and Holy Cross
Minimum licensure/certification required (if applicable):
Certification as a nursing assistant by the Maryland Board of
High school diploma
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:
Current knowledge of nursing skills within their scope of
practice. Computer and audiovisual skills using various
applications and technologies: Internet, email, word processing,
wireless phone, pager. Ability to obtain and retrieve data.
Effectively read, speak, write, compose and comprehend English.
Effective eye and hand coordination. Effective problem-solving
skills. Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize. Ability to
work well with individuals and groups.
Physical Requirements: Ability to lift patients/patient care
equipment up to 35 pounds. Must be able to push, pull, and move
patients and patient care equipment. Must be able to bend body
downward at the waist and be able to kneel. Must be able to utilize
a computer for periods of time throughout the shift.
Visual Acuity: The worker is required to have close visual
acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data
and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive
reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts,
and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using
measurement devices; and/or assembly at distances close to the
eyes; discern and distinguish colors.
Auditory Acuity: Must have sufficient acuity to identify
auditory alarms in noisy environments.
Environmental Conditions: The worker is subject to hazards
associated with a hospital environment.
Reports to a manager or director
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of
hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we
serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize
the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and
health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that
knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize
that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our
world and that these differences often lead to innovative
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified
workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention
and development), commitment and accountability, communication,
community partnerships, and supplier diversity.