• North Star Recovery

Work Hours

  • 72 Hours
  • Full Time


  • Patient Direct Care

Summary of Position

The Certified Nursing Assistant is responsible for promoting and maintaining quality patient care based upon his or her training and experience to designated patients.



  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Completion of a state-approved nurse aide training program.
  • Must maintain a current Indiana C.N.A. certification.
  • Must obtain BLS and First Aid certification within three (3) months of hire.

Training and experience:

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of general patient safety issues.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the procedures and techniques required for the competent performance of the nursing assistant duties of the unit.
  • Ability to detect and report obvious, or dangerous changes in patient’s condition.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of addiction and psychiatric concerns.

Essential Functions

Performance Expectations:

  • The Certified Nursing Assistant will adhere to the following five KRAs when performing job duties.
    • Service
    • Financial
    • Work Force Excellence
    • Heath Care Quality
    • Growth and innovation

Position Specific Criteria:

  • Assessment:
    • Assist with the collection of accurate patient data.
  • Planning:
    • Organize and prioritize patient care activities appropriately.
  • Implementation:
    • Perform direct patient care by providing services related to nutrition, safety, comfort, hygiene, and mobility.
    • Knowledgeable in, and abide by all department policies and procedures related to specific job title.
    • Assume responsibility and accountability for personal job performance and tasks delegated by the RN, LPN, Clinical Supervisor, or Team Leader.
    • Perform necessary quality checks within the department as delegated by the nursing team.
  • Evaluation:
    • Observe patient response to interventions, and report appropriately to assigned nurse.
  • Communication:
    • Communicate pertinent and abnormal data promptly to assigned nurse.
    • Greet visitors, patients, and their families coming to the unit with an empathetic and helpful attitude.
    • Interact and communicate with others in a way that promotes a positive and cooperative work environment.
  • Documentation:
    • Documentation is complete and thorough in conjunction with the department’s standard of care.
    • Perform quality documentation that contains descriptive, objective information.