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  • Susanville, CA
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Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA

Estimated: $29K - $36.7K a year

Job Description


The purpose of your job position is to provide each resident with routine daily nursing care in accordance with the residents assessment plan, with current federal, state and local standards and regulations that govern the facility, and as directed by your supervisors.

The Certified Nurse Assistant will treat each resident with kindness, dignity and respect. They will knock before entering each resident’s room. They will refer to each resident by their name. They will be courteous to families and visitors. They will maintain a positive and calm disposition. They will communicate clearly, empathetically, and effectively when speaking to residents, family members, visitors, staff and any governmental agency personnel. They will make sound independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. They will work cooperatively with all departments and multidisciplinary teams. They will demonstrate patience, initiative and willingness to assist residents that may be difficult. They will relate all pertinent information concerning a resident’s condition to a charge nurse when required. They will be committed to always doing the right thing.


Answering call lights

Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy

Making residents comfortable (putting them in bed, bringing them water, etc.)

Assisting in feeding residents (by cutting their food and spoon feeding if needed)

Helping residents with their daily grooming, shower or sponge bath

Proper lifting and transitioning residents from wheelchair to bed, bed to chair, etc.

Helping residents, sit, stand and walk

Transporting residents to dining area (for meals and activities) and returning them to their room

Timely reporting of change in residents condition to the Nurse Supervisor

Protecting each residents file and data with confidentially per HIPAA standards

Abiding with all facility policies and procedures including not disclosing user ID codes and passwords

Following Infection and Control policies

Reporting any occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, or other hazardous materials to a supervisor immediately

Other duties as assigned

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies these are the only duties you will be required to perform as directed by management. 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.


Education / Licensure

High school diploma or GED

Completion CNA training from accredited school

Valid CNA certificate number

Qualifications / Experience

Some experience helpful, will provide training

Must be able to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language

Ability to use computer or tablet to enter resident data

Working Conditions

May encounter frequent interruptions

May be involved with residents, family and government agencies

May be requested to work beyond scheduled working hours at times

Is subject to call‑back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post‑disaster, etc.)

May be subjected to odors, dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoking or air contaminants

May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses

May be exposed to or handle hazardous chemicals

Physical Requirements

Must be able to move intermittently throughout the day

Working throughout the nursing areas

Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds. Lifting more weight up to 100 pounds requires assistance

Ability to read fine print on tablet, progress notes and/or medical labels

  • Per California state mandate, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for this position.


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