Certified Nursing Assistant

Lancaster, PA, US
Apr 28, 2018
May 29, 2018
Support Staffing
Contract Type
Job Description

Job Title: Certified Nursing Assistant

Department: Residential Services

Reports To: Program Supervisor/CNA

FLSA Category: Hourly-non exempt

Revision Date: 10/8/17; 11/29/17

Hours: Varied hours based on the needs of the program.


Provide daily support and supervision to individuals so that they might live as independently and safely as possible.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Provide a supportive, caring, safe, and home environment by attending to individual needs, respecting differences, and supporting growth and independence.

Provides individuals' personal hygiene by completing the following personal care functions:

    • Bathing (bed, tub, shower, or sponge bath)
    • Skin Care
    • Toileting (bedpan, urinal, commode, and/or toilet)
    • Grooming (shampoo, nailcare, and shaving)
    • Oral hygiene
    • Assist with dressing/undressing

Provides for activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding individuals as necessary including tube feedings; ambulating, turning, and positioning patients; providing fresh water and nourishment between meals.

Demonstrates appropriate knowledge for safe use of medical equipment (i.e. cane, crutches, walkers, Hoyer Lift, brace, splints, oxygen, etc)

Provides adjunct care by administering enemas, non-sterile dressings, ice packs, heat treatments, sitz and therapeutic baths, etc

Maintains individuals stability by checking vital signs and weight

Administer medications as outlined in the ODP Medication Administration class, and following agency policy and procedures.

Provides individual comfort by utilizing resources and materials; transporting individuals; answering individuals' requests; reporting observations of the individual to Program Supervisor and nursing staff.

Maintain the home and its furnishings, including minor indoor and outdoor work.

Deal with immediate individual problems in collaboration with program staff, with serious problems being referred to the Supervisor.

Assist in the management of household budget and individual expenditures.

Attend meetings and training as required.

Assist in the preparation of reports as required.

Provide transportation for individuals as required.

Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations; maintaining licensure. Attend meetings and training as required.

Oversee and assist with the daily operation of the home, such as general housekeeping, cooking, laundry, shopping and lawn care.

Act as host for potential referrals and visitors.

Perform overnight awake shifts, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Candidate must have current and valid CNA certification; must maintain certification for duration of employment
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Related experience or experience in the field preferred.


  • One (1) year, documented, experience working with ID population.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of individuals, family members, staff, professionals, vendors and medical personnel.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Valid Pennsylvania driver's license.

Current, valid CNA certification

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds with assistive devices, i.e.-lift, cart, etc Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can be loud at times. Excentia is an EEO employer.

Company Description

Human service provider in Lancaster County.

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