CNA in Training

Location Address

Chicago, Illinois
United States

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Basic Function

  • To provide assigned residents with routine daily nursing care in accordance with established nursing care procedures, state and federal guidelines, and as directed by your supervisor.

Essential Duties

  • Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.
  • Assist residents with dressing and ensure that dependent residents are dressed in clean clothing appropriate for season and in good repair.
  • Give or assist resident with bathing.
  • Assist residents with daily dental and mouth care.
  • Keep incontinent residents clean, dry and odor free; check every two hours to maintain.
  • Assist residents with bowel and bladder functions.
  • Position residents maintaining good body alignment.
  • Keep residents dry, changing clothes and gowns when wet or soiled.
  • Make beds and change bed linens when soiled.
  • Shave male patients’ daily and female residents as needed.
  • Keep resident’s finger and toenails clean and trimmed.
  • Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures as instructed.
  • Assist resident with hair combing and brushing, shampooing and styling.
  • Assist residents in preparing for activity and social programs and transport, accompany and participate when assigned.
  • Maintain records accurately and timely.
  • Chart timely and accurately in Point of Care (if applicable).
  • Measure and record T, P, R, and weights as instructed.
  • Observe and report the presence of skin breakdown or redness to the nurse.
  • Observe and report any physical or emotional changes observed in the residents including any complaints or grievances made by the resident.
  • Prepare resident for meals, assist serving food trays or feed as necessary and record/or report residents intake or acceptance of food.
  • Serve between meal and bedtime snacks or nourishments.
  • Attend all mandatory in-services and maintain 12 hours of training each year.
  • Keep nurse call system within easy reach and answer call lights within 10 minutes.
  • Report all hazardous conditions and equipment to the nurse immediately.
  • Follow established safety precautions in performance of all duties.
  • Wash hands before and after performing any service for the resident and follow infection control guidelines and universal precautions.
  • Keep wheel chairs, tables, geri chairs, commodes and other resident equipment clean.
  • Follow established isolation precautions and procedures.
  • Review care plans daily to ensure provision of appropriate care.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all resident call information and ensure resident privacy.
  • Treat all residents, families and visitors with kindness, dignity and respect.
  • Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with policy and procedure and instruction of your supervisor.
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive regard as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift.
  • Adhere to all facility and department policies and procedures.
  • Appropriate application and response to personal/door alarms.

Supervision Received

  • Receives supervision from Nursing Supervisor.


  • Requires valid deemed nurse aide certification in the State of Illinois.
  • Requires employee to have had no abuse records.
  • Prompt and regular attendance.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to read, write, and spell and to understand and follow both written and oral directions.
  • Ability to communicate and work well with residents and staff members.
  • Ability to speak the English language in an understandable manner.
  • Ability to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Ability to remain current in practice as applicable to job.

Working Conditions

  • Works in well lighted and ventilated areas throughout the facility, i.e. residents rooms, nurses stations, med rooms, tub rooms, dining rooms, lounges and corridors and hallways.
  • Subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Subject to involvement with personnel, visitors, state and federal agency personnel and residents.
  • Provided with necessary protective equipment and devices and services to ensure safety including but not limited to gowns, gloves, goggles, shoe covers, handwashing facilities, masks, Hepatitis B vaccine.