Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Newark, NJ

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Nursing

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Job Description

What is a Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH)?

Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACHs) are designed to focus on patients with serious and complex medical conditions that require intense specialized treatment for an extended period of recovery time. An LTACH is an acute care specialty hospital that provides highly advanced and intensively focused care for higher acuity patients who have not responded to short-term treatment in traditional general hospitals. In addition, an LTACH average length of stay is 25 days as compared to a 3-5 day average in a general hospital. Whereas, nursing homes offer less intensive or sub-acute services typically after a general hospital or LTACH stay. Fundamentally, patients appropriate for LTACHs include those who may be ventilator dependent, suffering from multi-organ failure or deep wound ulcerations.

Why choose Columbus Specialty Hospital?

We pride ourselves as being a leader in the LTACH community by recruiting and retaining the finest talent possible. We value honesty, integrity, caring, responsibility, teamwork and innovation.

We offer the following benefits:

  • Medical-Dental-Vision Insurance
  • 401k
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Free Life-Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement & Continuing Education
  • BLS-ACLS-IV Certification Courses
  • Free Parking in a safe and secure garage
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program- including free nutritional and fitness programs
  • Paid Time Off


The Certified Nursing Assistantprovides patient care in a safe and efficient manner to patients.


Valid NJ Certified Nursing Assistant upon hire. CPR (BLS) certification required upon hire. Excellent communication, teamwork, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills are required. Must possess interpersonal skills to interact effectively with patients, families, and other staff members. Proficient in Microsoft Office, time and attendance systems and EMR systems.


  • Performs proper glucose testing.
  • Practices wound prevention protocol.
  • Takes vital signs accurately and timely.
  • Documents vital signs and blood glucose in computer and advises nurse of abnormal results.
  • Performs incontinence care.
  • Maintains an organized and clean work space.
  • Communicates accurately verbal and written.
  • Answers phone promptly and courteously.
  • Performs patient hygiene care.
  • Performs post mortem care.
  • Feeds patients according to their specific diet
  • Assists in preparing patients for doctor examination
  • Ensures patient isolation box is fully stocked.
  • Performs 12 lead EKG, as needed and if certified.
  • Assist physician during examination
  • Ambulates patients
  • Records I&O's of patient drainage.
  • Performs one to ones to monitor patients and prevents falls/injuries.
  • Puts equipment in proper place.
  • Disinfects IV poles and commodes upon discharge of patient
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

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Associated topics: adult nurse practioner, arnp c, assistant cna, cardiology, care nurse, clinical nurse, cns, crna, family medicine, ob

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