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Certified Nursing Assistant Medical Surgical

  • Date: 08/01/2019
  • Hospital: Rochelle Community Hospital
  • Address: 900 N 2nd St, Rochelle, IL 61068
  • Contact Information:


  • Position Summary:

    GENERAL APPLICATION INFORMATION: Rochelle Community Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. All offers are contingent upon successful passing of a post-offer substance testing, positive reference checks and background check and your ability to establish your employment eligibility in the United States.

    ALL RESUMES AND APPLICATIONS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED THROUGH ILLINOISJOBNETWORK.COM TO BE CONSIDERED. Please be advised that your application is not complete until you fill out, sign, and submit an Application for Employment for a specific position for which Rochelle Community Hospital is actively recruiting. Your application must reflect that you possess the required qualifications for the position.

    No sponsorship is available for this position.

    No agencies or 3rd party vendors.


    The Certified Nursing Assistant helps patients by supporting personal hygiene and daily living needs; providing comfort, transportation; and vital sign monitoring; assisting the staff nurses in the treatment and care of the patients in accordance with the established methods, protocols, policies and procedures of the hospital.  The CNAs responsibilities encompass compliance with The Joint Commission standards, CMS, OSHA, IDPH and state regulations.

    Position Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Maintains and respects all patient rights and care for the patient in a dignified and compassionate manner.

    Maintains and respects all patient related information (confidentiality).

    1. Provides patients’ personal hygiene based on hospital policies, procedures and protocols at the discretion of and based on the judgment of a Registered Nurse by giving bedpans, urinals, commodes, baths, shampoos and shaves; assisting with travel to the bathroom; helping with showers.
    2. Provides for activities of daily living by assisting with meals, feeding patients as necessary; ambulating, turning, and positioning patients; providing fresh water and nourishment between meals.
    3. Provides adjunct care by administering enemas, nonsterile dressing, ice packs, heat treatments, sitz baths; applying restrains; discontinuing IV and urinary catheters.
    4. Maintains patient stability by checking and documenting vital signs, daily weight, and intake and output.
    5. Reports to a Registered Nurse any changes observed in the condition or behavior of the patient.
    6. Completes patient care assignments in a timely manner and assists others as needed.
    7. Makes rounds to patients, anticipates the patient’s needs, and answers/responds to the patient call-light or pages.
    8. Transports patients to and from various areas as necessary.
    9. Helps to prepare the unit, patient room, and patient bed for receiving patient admissions.
    10. Assist in and as necessary, accompanies patients in the admission, transfer, and discharge process.
    11. Handles and cares for the patient’s clothing and personal property (including prosthetic devices, hearing aids, dentures, glasses, contact lenses, etc.) from admission through discharge and documents patient belongings.
    12. Collects, labels, and transports specimens to proper areas, as requested.
    13. Assists in the cleaning and maintenance of patient rooms, utility rooms, supply and storage areas, and kitchen.
    14. Ensures operation of equipment assigned to patient care by completing preventative maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions and reports problems and or orders services as needed.
    15. Maintains supplies inventory by checking expiration dates and stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders of supplies.
    16. Uses supplies and patient care related items in a cost efficient manner.
    17. Is pro-active in seeking out additional tasks when assignments are complete.
    18. Attends at least 80% of all scheduled unit meetings held, and read the meeting minutes.
    19. Assists in the orientation of new personnel to the unit. Participates in the peer interview process.
    20. Supports the philosophy, goals and objectives of the Nursing Department.
    21. Accountable for own conduct and promotes good working relationships among staff and between other disciplines and departments.
    22. Assumes other duties as assigned within scope of practice.



    1. Must be a high-school graduate or successfully completed the GED.
    2. Must have completed a Nursing Assistant Program and be certified in the state of Illinois.
    3. Must complete a Basic Dysrhythmia class annually.


    1. Must be currently CPR certified.
    2. Previous Medical/Surgical experience desirable.
    3. Must show competency of those skills designated by the Manager of Inpatient Services by written exam and/or demonstration.
    4. Must be in good physical and mental health, and able to work under pressure.
    5. Must have good communication skills.
    6. The ability to operate designated computer equipment.

    Work Environment/Physical Demands

    1. Requires long periods of standing at times.
    2. Requires quick movement, agility and fast response time.
    3. Requires direct patient contact with potential exposure to blood and body fluids.
    4. Frequent lifting and/or handling of light weight items.
    5. Occasionally lifting up to 35 pounds or more with an assistive device/and or physical assistance.
    6. Frequent repositioning of patients.
    7. Ability to perform CPR – a strenuous activity.
    Rochelle Community Hospital Association position descriptions are guidelines.  They are not intended to identify every task that an employee will be asked to do.  They are intended to provide a general outline of the work, responsibilities, and qualifications of the position.  Employees are expected to provide whatever assistance is needed so that both individual and organizational success can be achieved.