Dec 02, 2021

HSCPC Certified Nurse Assistant - Pipeline

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA

Job Description

HSCPC Certified Nurse Assistant - Pipeline - (210003K1)


The certified nursing assistant is responsible for providing residents with routine daily nursing care in accordance with established nursing care procedures, scope of practice, regulatory guidelines, residents’ person-centered care plan, and other tasks as directed by your supervisor.



Required Experience: 1 year of experience (preferred) working with children with special needs and young adults (preferred).


CPR certification

Must have a DC CNA certification

Required Education:

High School Diploma or GED certificate


Essential job duties:

  1. Administrative Functions:

  • Document in the computerized medical records system the activities of daily living (ADLs).
  • Use the arm-band before providing care and services.
  • Report all accidents and incidents you observe on the shift as they occur to charge nurse/supervisor.
  • Report allegations of abuse/neglect to charge nurse/supervisor/DON
  • Report changes in the resident’s condition to the charge nurse/supervisor.
  • Participates in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement activities as assigned.

2. Admission, Transfer, and discharge functions:

  • Ensure resident’s room is ready for receiving the resident (1.e. bed made, admission kit available, call bell in place and functioning, fresh water at the bedside and etc.)
  • Greet resident by name and escort resident to his/her room.
  • Introduce resident to his/her roommate and other staff such as the charge nurse.
  • Make resident comfortable (i.e. put to bed, change clothing, orient to room nursing unit, the call light system and TV.
  • Inventory and mark the personal possession according to procedure. Obtain signatures from family member.
  • Store resident’s clothing neatly in closet and drawers.
  • Assist resident with packing their personal possession when they are being transferred to a new room, or when discharged.
  • Transport resident to new room or to receiving area and introduce to nursing staff.
  • Assist resident with loading or unloading and settling into new room.

3. Personal Nursing Functions:

  • Participate and receive report upon start of the shift.
  • Assess each resident at the start of the shift.
  • Assist other staff with providing necessary care to residents such as changing, toileting or transferring as needed.
  • Assist resident with bath functions, (i.e. bed bath or shower etc.) according to schedule and resident’s preference and need.
  • Assess skin condition daily during provision of care.
  • Assist resident with daily dental and mouth care (i.e. brushing teeth, oral hygiene, and special mouth care).
  • Assist resident with dressing and undressing.
  • Assist resident with hair care functions.
  • Assist resident with nail care (i.e. clipping, trimming, and cleaning the finger).
  • Keep resident dry by changing clothing or linen when it becomes wet or soiled.
  • Make bed occupied or unoccupied.
  • Position bedfast resident in correct and comfortable position in accordance with need and schedule.
  • Change bed linens. Keep linens tight to avoid wrinkles forming under the residents
  • Put extra covers on bed as requested and needed.
  • Assist resident with bowel and bladder functions (i.e. take to the bathroom, offer bed pan/ urinal, commode).
  • Document meal percentages.
  • Document bowel movements and character of stools.
  • Assist nurse in caring for ventilator dependent residents.
  • Assist resident in preparing for activity, and social programs
  • Assist residents in preparing for medical test (i.e. x-ray, therapy, Cat scan, etc.)
  • Follow established Infection Control and OSHA policies concerning exposure to infection and blood/body fluids.
  • Report any incident of falling, bruising, lacerations and other skin integrity alterations to charge nurse/supervisor.
  • Assist in transporting residents to/from appointments, activity and social programs.
  • Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning and transporting resident in and out of bed, chair, and wheelchair. Use proper body mechanics, durable equipment, and staff support.
  • Answer resident’s call lights promptly.
  • Assist resident to walk with or without self-help devices as instructed by therapists or charge nurse.
  • Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures as instructed (e.g. room ambulation, put on other devices, therapeutic exercises).
  • Inform charge nurse/supervisor of any changes in the resident’s condition.
  • Measure and record temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, weight, height and pain as instructed and in accordance with policy guidelines.
  • Assist in preparing the resident for a physical examination.
  • Provide comfort care to a dying resident.
  • Provide A.M. and P. M. care which minimally consist of washing hands and face, mouth care including brushing teeth, combing hair and perineal care.
  • Check resident routinely to assume that his/her personal care needs are met.
  • Perform assigned cleaning duties such as pantry, utility storage areas, and refrigerators according to schedule.
  • Prepare residents for meals (i.e. take to bathroom, wash hands, comb hair, raise bed, position tables, take to/from dining room, etc.)
  • Serve food trays. Assist with feeding as indicated (i.e. cutting food, preparing breads, opening, cartons, and condiment packages, assist dining room supervision.

4. Special Nursing Care Functions:

  • Observe and report the presence of areas and skin breakdown to prevent pressure ulcers to charge nurses/supervisor.
  • Turn bedfast residents at least every two hours.
  • Perform active/passive ROM to specified joints.
  • Provide physical and respiratory therapies as instructed e.g. maintenance ambulation, cough and deep breathing exercises.
  • Observe disoriented, comatose, agitated residents. Record and report observations as instructed e.g. Neuro Checks, vital signs.
  • Watch for and report all changes in room temperature, ventilation, lighting noise levels.
  • Turn in medications found in the resident room or possession to the charge nurse.
  • Ensure that the ADL documentation is completed.
  • Participate in resident’s care plan meetings in accordance with policy and regulatory requirements.

5. Personnel Function:

  • Follow work assignments, and, or work schedules in completing and performing your assigned tasks.
  • Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with established policies and procedures, and as instructed by the charge nurse and supervisors.
  • Notify the facility when you will be late or absent from work in accordance with facility policy.
  • Swipe in and out of the time clock system in accordance with facility policy.
  • Report all complaints and grievances by the resident to the charge nurse/supervisor.
  • Cooperate with personnel from other departments to meet the resident’s needs.
  • Work cooperatively with charge nurses/nursing supervisors and other care providers to maintain the health, safety, and well-being of the residents and families.
  • Participate in rehabilitative and restorative therapy.
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth and calm environment.
  • Attend scheduled nursing/management meetings on a regular basis to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled training, educational classes, orientation programs and activities.

6. Resident Rights:

  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.
  • Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy.
  • Knock before entering the resident room at all times.
  • Report all grievances and complaints made by the resident/family to the charge nurse/nursing supervisor.
  • Address each resident by preferred name.
  • Acknowledge the resident right to be free of verbal, mental, sexual or physical abuse and involuntary seclusion.
  • Explain to the resident each activity to be undertaken prior to the activity.
  • Be an advocate for the resident. Greet friends and family, direct their concerns to charge nurse/supervisor.
  • Encourage resident participation in care activities and making choices.
  • Dress each resident to enhance individual’s self-esteem their preference, age, and life style.
  • Encourage resident participation in care and selection of clothing activities.
  • Resident/family has the right to report problems with staff without retaliation.
  • Answer all call lights promptly and assist resident as needed and requested by family or other staff members.
  • Resident has the right to keep his/her personal belongings. When a resident expresses concern that he/she is missing personal property, report it to the charge nurse/nursing supervisor.
  • The resident will be treated in a manner which maintains and enhances his/her dignity.

Other job duties:

  1. May perform other duties in addition to those outlined in this job description.

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-WASHINGTON

Work Locations

: HSC Bunker Hill Peds Ctr 1731 Bunker Hill Road NE Washington 20017


: Nursing


: HSC Pediatric CenterShift: VariableWork Schedule: Variable

Job Posting

: Nov 16, 2021, 10:58:25 AM