Provides patient care duties under the guidance and direction of the nurse. Responsible for implementing components of the plan of care through the initiation/completion of procedures relating to basic human, mental health, social needs, comfort, safety and emergency measures; activities of daily living; personal care needs; nutrition and fluid and elimination needs. May have access to and transport non-controlled medications as directed.
Degree/Diploma ObtainedProgram of StudyRequired/
Preferredand/orHigh School Diploma or EquivalentPreferred
Completion of a State Approved, CNA Education Program required (with at least 120 hours of academic studies and clinical training; 165 hours preferred in Acute Care).
Minimum Years RequiredArea of ExperienceRequired/
Previous CNA work experience preferred; or new graduate CNA with clinical training.
State of Florida Licensure Requirements
Or a CNA certification active in another state which is transferrable to obtain Florida certification under reciprocity.
Preferredand/orBLS (American Heart Association / Basic Life Support)Required
Proof of American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required; current for a minimum of 90 days after hire date.