A Certified Nursing Assistant performs many basic care tasks for patients, like grooming, dressing, bathing, eating, and exercising. They also assist the nursing staff with medical tasks like taking blood, monitoring vitals with medical equipment, and reporting patient behavior and wellbeing. Their role is to ensure patients are comfortable and well cared for while under the care of Doctors and Nurses in hospitals, outpatient centers and long-term care facilities.
Certified Nursing Assistant skills and qualifications:
Certified Nursing Assistants use many soft skills and patient care best practices to provide a safe, comfortable, and healing environment for all patients. Common required skills and qualifications include:
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including customer service, patience, empathy, and compassion
• Effective communication skills, including active listening, writing, speaking, and reading comprehension
• Good collaboration and teamwork skills
• Fast and adaptive problem-solving abilities
• Keen attention to detail
• In-depth understanding of patient care policies and regulations
• Familiarity with symptoms and signs of improvement for a number of medical conditions
• Comfortable working with specific populations of patients, including elderly patients and those with special needs
• Physical strength and stamina
One year minimum of Care giving in Nursing Homes
Certificate- Massachusetts Certified Nursing Assistant certificate must be active.