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Trinity Health CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT in Chicago, Illinois

II. GENERAL SUMMARY Under the direction of the Registered Professional Nurse, the Certified Nursing Assistant works as a team member with other ancillary personnel to meet care needs for a specified population of patients. These duties are to be performed in a highly confidential manner, in accordance with the mission, values and behaviors of Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. Employees are further expected to provide a high quality of care, service, and kindness toward all patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and guests.


*Duties and Responsibilities*

*% of Time Spent*

Under the direction of, and in partnership with, the registered professional nurse performs all of the following activities as directed, based on the individual needs of the patient, incorporating the attributes of Careful Nursing. Collects clinical data, reporting any unusual results to the nurse: TPR, BP, Pain Scale Intake and Output Blood glucose levels Height and weight Documents finding in appropriate areas of chart, including shift and 24 hour intake and output in an accurate, timely and legible fashion. Performs assigned therapeutic tasks: Lifting, positioning, ambulating patients. Feeds patients. Assists with application of restraints as directed. Collects specimens as assigned: Performs phlebotomy for blood specimen collection. Collects urine, stool and sputum specimens as directed. Draws blood cultures and type/cross match for blood administration. Transports specimens to laboratory when necessary. Performs basic nursing procedures as directed: Assists patients with oral hygiene and personal grooming Provides AM and PM care for patients Bathes patients as needed Changes bed linen according to policy and patient need Delivers and removes food trays in a timely fashion Ensures that patients receive fresh water on a regular basis Rounds on a regular basis to anticipate and avoid use of call lights. Performs post mortem care as directed.


Anticipates need for supplies for dressing changes, intravenous therapy or other procedures, and places required supplies at bedside in preparation for use: Obtains equipment from clean supply area. Obtains STAT medications from Pharmacy as directed.


Transports patients throughout the hospital as needed: Selects appropriate method of transportation in collaboration with the RN. Safely transfers the patient from the bed to the wheelchair or cart. Correctly transports IV poles and pumps as well as drainage bags and other equipment needed by the patient. Obtains and correctly applies oxygen as needed for transport.


Assists with the admitting and discharge process: Communicates with Environmental Services to ensure that patient rooms are prepared for admissions in a timely manner. Ensures that patient rooms are ready for new admissions after cleaning by Environmental Services. Completes documentation of admission vitals signs, height, weight, and other information as directed. Assures valuables are accounted for and notifies Public Safety Department as needed. Strips beds and removes equipment from the room to prepare for cleaning by Environmental Services after patient discharge. Removes unnecessary equipment and supplies from the patient room. Wipes up spills and keeps overbed tabletops and bedside cabinet tops clean and free of dust. Arranges for heavy cleaning of walls, floors and furniture as needed.


5.Assists with orientation of newly hired Certified Nursing Assistants.


6.Carries out other duties related to patient care and unit operations as assigned. Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Ensures that care is provided for all patients incorporating the attributes of Careful Nursing.

  • Trustworthy collaboration
  • Health education
  • Perfect skill in fostering safety and comfort
  • Participatory – authoritative management

b. Carries out other duties related to patient care and unit operations.


Total % of Time Spent



Job Number: 00197976

Location: Chicago, IL

Organization Name: Mercy Health System of Chicago

Facility: MHCIL – Mercy Hospital and Medical Center Main Campus

Employment Type: Part time

Shift: Day Shift

Hours: 23