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Sample certified nursing assistant job description

At [Organization X], we’re proud to set the standard for comprehensive healthcare services. We’re currently seeking a certified nursing assistant to join our team of caring professionals. The ideal candidate will have extensive medical experience in a patient-facing environment. With superior professionalism and communication skills, this person will strive to make every patient’s healthcare experience as comfortable, efficient, and rewarding as possible. In this vital role, the certified nursing assistant will be committed to our tradition of providing excellent, patient-centered care.

Objectives of this role

  • Provide and enhance patient care under direction of nursing staff and physicians
  • Understand provider-to-patient flow to assist physicians and nurses in maintaining an efficient, productive office
  • Create and maintain relationships of confidence and trust with new and existing patients
  • Provide assigned patients with routine daily nursing care in accordance with current national and local standards, guidelines, and regulations
  • Contribute to continuous process improvement by taking an active role in patient experience and satisfaction


  • Maintain an orderly and sanitary environment, including preparation of examination and treatment rooms with necessary instruments prior to every appointment
  • Make rounds and communicate with incoming and outgoing staff to ensure that every patient is safe and comfortable at the change of shift
  • Measure vital signs, update patient information and changes in medical history, and prepare patients for examination and/or treatment
  • Assist with transporting patients to examination rooms, diagnostics, and other activities as needed
  • Report pertinent physical conditions and behavioral observations to the unit nurse

Required skills and qualifications

  • Professional certification, such as CNA
  • Three or more years of experience as a certified nursing assistant in a healthcare facility
  • Ability to build rapport with patients through a compassionate and caring demeanor
  • Superior communication skills

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a medical specialty
  • Proven dedication to patient-centered care
  • Ability to communicate in more than one language