The primary role of the Nursing Assistant (NA) is to work under the direction of the staff RN as a member of the care delivery team for the patient population they serve, within the scope of their practice.
The Nursing Assistant performs patient care activities and other unit tasks as delegated by the Staff RN to support the interdisciplinary care team.
- High School Diploma Required
- Associate’s Degree Preferred
- Current NA certification by State of California (not required if RN or LVN student)
- BLS Certification Required
- Six months of basic Medical / Surgical acute care experience or 2 semesters of clinical experience if enrolled in RN program or 1 semester if in Vocational program
- If RN/LVN student, must be enrolled in an accredited School of Nursing/Vocational Nursing and must have completed 2 semesters of clinical experience if in RN program and 1 semester of clinical experience if in LVN program
- Must learn operations of relevant equipment in unit
Skills and Knowledge:
- Basic Medical/Surgical nursing aide skills
- Basic competencies in the nursing process and pharmacology
- Basic knowledge of adolescent, adult and geriatric population
- Ability to work with all levels of nursing personnel and assist them in a resource capacity
- Effective English written and verbal communication skills