Certified Nurse Assistant Job Description

CNAs help patients with activities of daily living (ADLs). They are responsible for helping patients maintain good hygiene, follow doctor and nurse orders, dressing, feeding and grooming patients, positioning them comfortably and helping them with some exercises. CNAs also take patients’ temperature, blood pressure and pulse, respiration rate and can inquire about a patient’s level of pain. Certified nursing assistants may also help care for the bodies of patients who have died in the hospital or nursing home.

Just as licensed nurses get to choose their shift, certified nursing assistants can work day or night, or fill the heavy demand for

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