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Medstar Research Institute
Clinton, Maryland
Closing date
May 23, 2022

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Position Type
Full Time
Work Setting
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Full Time


7503 Surratts Road

Support and Patient Services - Non-Clinical

Day / Night Shift with rotating weekend


* Job Summary
* Provide basic patient care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. Will assist in providingactivities of daily living and comfort measures according to a verbal report for assigned patients. Assist withpatient care activities /services of a technical nature, and assists with daily unit activities and order.

* Minimum Qualifications
* Education/Experience
* High School Diploma and/or GED

* 1 year or more experience in a hospital, nursing home, home health aide environment preferred

* License/Certification/Registration
* Certified Nursing Assistant Certification

* CPR Certification

* Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
* Ability to comprehend and follow the Southern Maryland Hospital Center Employee Handbook.

* Ability to comprehend and follow the policies and procedures for Southern Maryland HospitalCenter.

* Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish theessential duties of the position.

* Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospital's mission, values andcommitment to compliance with all federal, state and regulatory laws. Inspires trust andexhibits honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities.

* Exhibits professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service, while interacting withpatients, guests and co-workers.

* Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

* Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.

* Respects rights and dignity of all patients.

* Ability to provide and maintain patient/customer privacy at all times.

* Working knowledge on the following Safe Lift Equipment: Viking, Sabina, Ergoslide, Hoyer lifts, andGolvo. Gaitbelts, vital signs machine, and weighing scales.

* Primary Duties and Responsibilities
* Take vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse, pulse ox and respiratory rate) and report anyabnormalities to the nurse in charge of patient and record legibly on nursing flow sheets.

* Accu-check monitoring.

* Provide direct patient care such as assisting with bathing, eating, dressing, and walking patients.

* Turn and reposition bedridden patients to prevent breakdown of their skin.

* Change bed linens.

* Record amount of oral intake and measure urinary output.

* Collect specimens for tests making sure they are labeled and transported properly.

* Supply and empty bed pans.

* Transport patients and equipment as needed.

* Assist patient with ambulation.

* Follow infectious disease precautions to prevent the spread of organisms.

* Aware of patient fall prevention interventions and able to identify patients at risk for fall.

* Applies supportive binders, aces, anti-embolism stockings, SCD's and foot pumps.

* Provides sitz baths as required.

* Assist with ice pack and K-Pads when ordered and directed by RN.

* Provides post- mortem care and transporting the body to the morgue.

* Responds to patient lights promptly.

* Talks with and listens to patients and families, recognizing and reporting pertinent information.

* Perform other related duties as assigned.
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