SCOPE OF POSITION
The Certified Nursing Assistant C.N.A is responsible for performing assigned patient care activities, under the direction of the Registered Nurse, to the Neonate, Infant, Child, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric patient. The C.N.A. is expected to practice within the practice guidelines of the VA State Board of Nursing and the policies of Mountain States Health Alliance. Assigned job duties include personal care, specimen collection, documentation of care rendered, use of proper body mechanics, and handling appropriate tubes and drains ccording to policy guidelines. The C.N.A. also assists with maintaining a clean and safe patient care environment. The C.N.A. assists with clerical functions, such as answering the telephone, collecting data and preparing and maintaining patient records as directed. Patient-Centered Care is provided to each patient and is specific to the patient's particular physical, age-specific and psychosocial needs.