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Company: Centra Health Careers
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Job Description:

Partnering with you to live your best life. At Centra, we want to listen carefully and get to know you well. We want to understand your hopes, goals and dreams. We want to do our part so you can be your very best - as you define it. This remains true whether you are a patient, a Centra Caregiver, or a member of the communities we serve. As a candidate considering employment with our organization, we want you to understand that it is our mission to help partner with you throughout each stage of your career.

Job Description


The Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) functions under the direction of a licensed professional nurse (nurse). Under the supervision of the nurse, CNAs perform care appropriate to the patient population served and meet daily routine patient care needs. The CNA performs their duties based on the unit care delivery model. This role collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to deliver care as outlined by the nurse. The CNA adheres to a culture reflective of Centra's best practices for quality and service, creates and maintains a safe patient environment, and contributes to a healthy work environment. CNAs may handle medication that is delivered by the Pharmacy either directly or via the pneumatic tube system and transport the medication to an appropriate storage area or to another employee who is qualified to administer medication. The CNA's practice reflects the laws and regulations for a Certified Nurse Aide as outlined by the Commonwealth of Virginia.



Provides and documents patient care under the direction of the registered nurse and as outlined in the plan of care

Participates in quality initiatives resulting from evidence-based literature and/or unit-based metrics

Creates and maintains an environment that protects patients from harm

Consistently practices Centra safety behaviors

Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals

Applies unit service excellence best practices in approaching patients, visitors, physicians, and colleagues

Communicates and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team and/or other departments in a consistent and timely manner

Handles conflict resolution opportunities in an appropriate, timely, and consistent manner

Contributes to a safe and efficient admission, transfer, and/or discharge process

Uses resources (e.g., time, people, supplies, etc.) cost effectively

Engages in own professional development as evidenced by self appraisal, and earning academic credits and/or attendance at educational programs

Identifies personal contributions to unit-based cascading goals

May perform other duties as assigned or requested and job specification can be modified or updated at any time


Required Education: Successful completion of a state approved Nurse Aide education program; or, if currently enrolled in a nursing degree program, must have completed at least one (1) clinical course

Preferred Education: High School Diploma / GED

Required Experience: Successful completion of advanced skills competencies

Required Certifications and Licensures: Must be certified as a Nurse Aide by the Department of Health Professions of Virginia

Our care givers at Centra are the most valuable asset we have and it is our mission and commitment to build and sustain a diverse and inclusive environment.

When recruiting and retaining talent at Centra, our hiring needs are based on matching a candidates job qualifications with our job requirements and department needs without regard to race, color, age, religion or belief, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Centra is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.

Be yourself. Be a partner with Centra.

Keywords: Centra Health Careers, Lynchburg , NURSING AIDE CERTIFIED - LGH Medical Unit (FT/NIGHTS), Healthcare , Lynchburg, Virginia

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