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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Certified Nursing Assistant III, FT, 7a-7:30p, Complex Med Surg in Atlanta, Georgia


Heart. Soul. Expertise. That’s what defines an Emory nurse. No matter where you are in your nursing career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change lives. We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with four Magnet®-recognized hospitals: Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Orthopedics and Spine Hospital and Emory Johns Creek.

Our nurses are integral members of inter-professional teams in hospitals and clinics that are committed to outstanding patient care. We’re eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

We’re defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?


The shift for this position is 7a-7:30p.


  • Performs assigned patient care and observation duties under the direction of an RN or LPN.

  • Monitors and operates patient care equipment.

  • Performs specialized technical patient care procedures.

  • Maintains a clean and safe environment.

  • Communicates with patients and members of the nursing team to relay appropriate information and provide effective patient care.

  • Reinforces patient and family teaching.

  • Participates in the orientation of staff to the unit and precepts nursing technicians on the unit.

  • Maintains hospital and unit specific competencies.

  • Maintains BLS certification.

  • As part of a patient focused service, promotes a supportive and healing environment to enhance patient and staff satisfaction.

  • Assists in emergency situations as directed by an RN or LPN.

  • Ensures that prescribed measures related to hygiene, comfort and rest are provided.

  • Complies with Standard Precautions guidelines and all other Infection Control procedures and safety standards to maintain and promote a clean and healthy work environment.

  • Assists in the use of bedside blood glucose machines, bag-valve-mask devices, anti-embolism stockings, pneumatic compression stockings, oxygen, suction equipment, and incentive spirometer.

  • Operates converter chairs, lifts, scales, beds, stretchers, wheelchairs, non-invasive BP monitors, automatic thermometers, sphygmomanometers, pulse oximeters, and computers.

  • Performs vital signs and measures patient intake and output; records information.

  • Records blood glucose results.

  • Reports observations and unusual information regarding patients to RN/LPN.

  • Maintains, observes, and performs site care of common drainage tubes and devices.

  • Observes color, consistency, amount and odor from drainage tube.

  • Assists RN/LPN in providing patient care according to individual needs by observing IV site appearance, discontinuing peripheral INTs, performing simple wound care, assisting with range of motion, ambulation, patient transfers, diet/feeding, elimination, hygiene, performing pre-and -post-operative procedural care, discontinuing foley catheters, assisting with respiratory functions/procedures, and assisting with special procedures at the bedside.

  • Participates in shift report.

  • Prepares room to receive patient by setting up equipment and ensuring neatness and cleanliness of room.

  • Transports and collects patient specimens throughout hospital, and contributes to the completion of admission, discharge, transfer and postmortem care.

  • Utilizes appropriate technology to complete processes.

  • Participates in unit-based and system-wide Performance Improvement Program.

  • Supports cost efficient/effective delivery of care.

  • Serves as a resource/model through compliance with standards of care and with Department of Nursing and Hospital policies and procedures.

  • May participate in research projects impacting patient care areas.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent.

  • One year of direct patient care experience and certification by the State of Georgia as a Certified Nursing Assistant OR currently enrolled in an accredited Registered Nurse program and have completed two clinical semesters.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association is required.


(Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.


Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division St. Joseph's Hospital

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30342

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department SJH Complex Med Surg 7W

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 60808

Job Category Clinical & Nursing Support

Schedule 7a-7:30p

Standard Hours 36 Hours

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