top of page
Mercy Center Logo.png

Nursing Assistant (CNA & PCA)


Under the direction of the LPN, Resident Care coordinator (RCC) and Administrator of Personal Care, is responsible for carrying out care and other services to the resident as directed.



  • Listens to report

  • Checks daily assignment for duties, lunch breaks and rest periods

  • Uses resident care plan and flow sheet to facilitate complete nursing care

  • Reports pertinent observations of resident’s condition to LPN

  • Responsible for assisting residents in all aspects of ADLs

  • Transports residents to meals as scheduled

  • Assists residents with meals as necessary

  • Assists residents with medication administration

  • Uses aseptic and safe methods in nursing care and handling supplies

  • Performs and/or assists in ordinary treatments as directed

  • Performs other duties as assigned by LPN or RCC

  • Checks all charts for forms needed (example: nurse’s notes, progress notes)  (11-7)

  • Performs minor housekeeping duties to insure the safety and cleanliness of the resident and facility

  • Obtains monthly vital signs

  • Charts monthly vital signs (11-7)

  • Reminds resident if NPO for next AM  (3-11)

  • Responsible for prep for special procedure (example: enema, suppository) (11-7)

  • Fills out reports as directed by LPN or RCC

  • Files and shreds as directed by RCC (3-11)  (11-7)

  • Listens to concerns of residents and reports them appropriately

  • Reports messages accurately and in a timely manner

  • Participates in annual inservice and periodic inservices

  • Maintains confidentiality

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Must participate in at least twelve (12) hours of inservice education each year to include but not exclusive to mandatory inservices.



High school diploma or equivalent and pass the Department of Welfare Computerized Exam, Medication Class and First Aid Course and CPR Certification


Must be able to read, write, and speak English



Basic math skills to include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division



Must be able to make common sense decisions to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instruction. 

Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.



Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday

Must be able to stand for long periods of time
Must be able to lift fifty (50) pounds.

Must be able to perform repetitive functions and repeat lifting, and pushing.

Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position..

Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately



Works in well-lighted and ventilated area(s)

Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the facility.

Is subject to frequent interruptions

Works with equipment that may cut, burn or otherwise harm-safety measures must be taken in areas

Is willing to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when assigned.

Must be flexible with work assignments in order to meet resident’s needs daily.

May be exposed to various odors, fumes, chemicals, heat, infectious waste diseases, conditions and etc. including Hepatitis B Virus

bottom of page