Gritman Medical Center

CNA/HUC - Emergency

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Gritman Medical Center
Emergency Medicine/Trauma


The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides basic nursing care, within their scope of practice, to patients at the direction of the Staff RN or LPN. The primary duties of the CNA are to assist patients with activities of daily living and to provide for basic patient care needs and comfort. They may assist the nursing staff with the development of the patient care plan. The CNA will demonstrate safe and competent nursing care, reflective of the philosophy and standards of Gritman Medical Center, following the guidelines and rules set forth by the Idaho State Board of Nursing, American Nurses' Association and the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. They will communicate effectively with other care givers and function as a member of the patient care team. They are directly accountable to the staff nurse and will report patient outcomes as appropriate. The CNA will have and maintain adequate physical and mental health to meet job performance criteria. The CNA will demonstrate a code of conduct reflective of Gritman Medical Center's mission, vision and values.


Required Skills
Must have completed an approved nursing assistant course and have Idaho State Nursing Assistant certification on the State of Idaho nursing assistant registry. Will have and maintain Gritman Medical Center core CNA competencies assessments within 90 days of hire. Will have and maintain department specific required core competencies, education, experience and certifications as defined in the policies of each nursing unit.
Required Licenses
Must be certified and registered on the Idaho State Nursing Assistant registry and in good standing.

CNA's must have current Basic Life Support certification.


Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization. 

Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.

Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet environment. 

Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.

Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities. 

Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.

Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential information.

Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in The Gritman Way.
Population Served
Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric. All genders, race, ethnic, sociopolitical, demographic, marital and sexual preference groups, developmental and physical abilities, religions, and nationalities. May have impairments of any or all body systems and senses.
Physical Demands
Lifting Occasional- Maximum of 40 lbs. floor to waist, 2xper hour, 12 x day. Frequent- Maximum of 2-8 lbs., floor to overhead, 10xhour,60 x per shift. Items Lifted - CPM, Trays, IV=s, linen, medical equipment 
Transfers: Bed-Bed, Floor-Bed, Stand Pivot, Bed-Chair: Min- Max Assist required up to 30 times per 12 hour shift. Up to 8 times per hour.
Push/Pull: Moderate force required for bed and W/C pushing from 5-100 yards. Minimal force to push trays, medical carts etc., Total pushes per day: up to 30. 
Carry: 2-8 lbs 
Fine Motor: High level required for computer use etc. 
Standing: up to 5 hours at one time and 10 hours per day
Sitting: up to 30 minutes at one time and 2 hours per day.
Kneeling: up to 5 minutes at one time and 15 minutes per day. Stooping: up to 15 minutes at one time and 1 hour per day. 
Climbing: up to 1 minutes at one time and 5 minutes per day.

Must possess good manual and finger dexterity. Visual requirements include near and far acuity, depth perception, color differentiation, and focusing ability. Hearing, speech, and sense of touch essential. Occasional repetitive motion activities.
Environmental Conditions
Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne disease. Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances. May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements, i.e., accidents, injuries, and illnesses. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations; emergencies and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours/shifts. Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and injuries.


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