Certified Nursing Assistant

Purpose of Your Job Description

The primary purpose of your job position is to provide each of your assigned residents with routine daily nursing care and services in accordance with the resident’s assessment and care plan, and as may be directed by your supervisor.

Working Conditions

  • Works in office area(s) as well as throughout the nursing service area (i.e., nurses’ stations, resident rooms, etc.).
  • Moves intermittently, during working hours.
  • Is subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
  • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors.
  • Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and support directors and staff.
  • Works beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
  • Is subject to remain in place or call-back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc).
  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.
  • Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the work day, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants.
  • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste (body or body fluids), diseases, conditions, etc., including but not limited to TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
  • May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
  • Maintains a liaison with the residents, their families, support departments, etc., to adequately plan for the residents’ needs.

Job Functions

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position, if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.


Must possess a Nursing Assistant Certification.



Specific Qualifications

  • Meets all qualifications for the Nursing Assistant position description.
  • Possesses working knowledge of the Nursing Assistant job: demonstrates high quality resident care and is a role model for center staff.
  • Fosters teamwork and works well with nursing center staff.
  • Receives recommendations from nursing management, residents and/or families or staff.
  • Demonstrates basic understanding of documentation forms.
  • Possesses the ability to share knowledge and teach others.
  • Manages time well and is organized.
  • Demonstrates accountability for own actions and is receptive to feedback.

Physical and Sensory Requirements

(with or without the aid of mechanical devices)

  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
  • Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
  • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a medical and physical examination.
  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 3 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 20 feet.
  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
  • Must be able to perform repetitive motions.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, or bend for extended period of time.