Do you enjoy building strong relationships with others? Are you an excellent listener, compassionate and dependable? Are you looking for a job with a strong job outlook and/or an entry into the medical field? If the answer is yes to these questions, you might be interested in working as a certified nurse aide. This week we will be taking a closer look at the required skills, basic job duties and education requirements of a certified nurse aide (CNA), also known as a nursing assistant.
What is a certified nurse aide?
A certified nurse aide is a position within the healthcare system that assists a patient with activities of daily living. They work in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and more. Their role is to assist patients with care that they cannot provide themselves. These duties can include bathing, feeding, grooming, and utilizing the toilet. A CNA works under the supervision of a nurse.
What are the necessary skills?
Some essential skills of a certified nurse aide are attention to detail and good problem-solving skills. Additionally, job knowledge, communication, practice of cultural diversity and teamwork are important. It is necessary to form and maintain relationships with others and display good customer service. Skills of patient safety, observation of others, proper documentation and the ability to follow rules and protocol are also essential.
How can I learn more?
A Certified nurse aide is a key position within patient care at nursing homes and in rehabilitation services. This week we will take a look at the specific job duties, job outcomes and education requirements. Until then, click here to explore more about becoming a Restorative Aide through We Care Online and for additional information: