CNA/Sitter- FT 36- 6a-6p


Immediate Supervisor:Director of Inpatient/Specialty Services

Position Status:FT

Hours per week:36



Job Title: Nursing assistant/ sitter
Departments: Med Surg
Position Status: FT
Shift: 6a.m.-6p.m.
Hours per week: 36
Weekends: Yes



Job Summary: Assists licensed nursing personnel in giving patient care, caring for the personal needs and comfort of the patients.  Assists licensed nursing personnel in giving patient care, caring for the personal needs and comfort of the patients. As a sitter, they will be required to assist other nursing departments sitting with patients that may be a danger to themselves others

Education:  High school graduate or GED.  Nursing Assistant classes (as offered at local Junior Colleges)          are preferred.
Experience: Six months of work experience as a Nursing Assistant.
Training: Hospital conducted orientation and in-service education completed by due dates. Able to function proficiently in this position in six months.  AHA BLS CPR and SECURE certifications, within 30 days of hire and maintained current.

Performance Requirements:
Responsibility For: Direct patient care: general personal care of the patient (bathing, bed changing, feeding,  activity; vital signs as examples) as directed.  Reports all pertinent findings to RN staff.  Promotes the safety of self, staff, and patients.  Ongoing patient and family education. 

Physical Demands:

Safely lifts a weight over 50 pounds or more, frequently moving and lifting patients or
equipment, standing and walking most of the time on duty. Utilizes lifting aids when.    
appropriate. Visual and auditory acuity; verbal communication clear/understandable. Utilizes
lifting aids when appropriate. 

Special Demands:

Ability to understand and follow directions; and that these directions may be from more than  one person. Plans the workload for the shift. 

Ability to de-escalate patients that are agitated with potential for violence.

Ability to perform a variety of activities in an atmosphere of change.  Handle stressful situations calmly.  Participates in the identification, stabilization, and resolution of potential crises.  Must be able to identify when assistance is needed and to secure assistance when needed. 


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.