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Certified Nursing Assistant (Full Time Days)

Position Number: 7054-634-0721/1
Open Date: 7/21/2014
Close Date: Open Until Filled
Program: Edward J. Healey Center
Department: Nursing
Location: Riviera Beach, FL

Pay Grade 5

Range: $10.88 - $13.88


Please note this position is Day shift (7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)


The Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center provides long-term and short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing care to eligible Palm Beach County residents 21 and older. The Healey Center, located in a new 120-bed facility in Riviera Beach, is proud of its success in returning residents to their highest optimal capabilities. For more information visit


Dedicated to the Health of the Community

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County, now marking its 25th anniversary, is an integrated public health system established by the voters as a special taxing district that is an equal opportunity employer of approximately 1,000 employees. The Health Care District's mission is to ensure access to a comprehensive health care system and the delivery of quality services for the residents of Palm Beach County. The Health Care District provides challenging and fulfilling employment opportunities through its health coverage programs for uninsured residents, a nationally-recognized Trauma System, adult and pediatric services at the four C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, a School Health program which staffs registered nurses in nearly 170 public schools, a pharmacy operation, a long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, the Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, and an acute care hospital, Lakeside Medical Center, located in rural, western Palm Beach County. For more information, visit


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General Statement of Job

Under direct supervision, the purpose of the position is to provide assistance to Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses in the delivery of Health Care Services. Employees in this position are responsible for performing non-licensed work to meet the hygienic, emotional, and physical needs of residents to assist them in restoring, reaching, and/or maintaining their optimal level of function.  Care is performed in compliance with a written plan of care and assignment.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Does walking rounds at the start and end of each shift with the outgoing and oncoming staff.

Observes residents and reports any changes in behavior or condition to licensed nurse.  Reports all negative behavior to licensed nurse.

Provides assistance to those residents in need of personal care, including bathing; back, foot, nail and mouth care; dressing; grooming; transporting; and feeding, including serving and collecting food trays.

Assists or performs range of motion, turning, positioning, lifting, and transferring of residents according to resident care needs and in accordance with policy.

Follows written nursing plan of care and assignments, including performing tasks such as Range of Motion, Ambulation, Walk to Dine, Bed Mobility, assisting/cueing residents with feeding,  and Bowel and Bladder program and Activities of Daily Living.  This includes restorative nursing as well as providing the care for dependent residents. 

Transports residents using wheelchairs, stretchers, recliners, or assists them to walk with or without assistive devices.

Changes bed linens, keeps residents dry and bedside equipment clean.

Collects specimens such as, urine, stool, and sputum.

Measures/takes vital signs, blood pressure, percentage of meal consumption, fluid intake, resident output, and related data and documents.

Applies non prescription ointments and lotions, and applies external catheters and drainage bags.

Assists other nursing staff with complex nursing care of residents or at times two are required for care.

Reports all problems when observed to the Licensed Nurse on duty and/or to the Charge Nurse and Nurse Manager or Nursing Supervisor.

Reports when coming on duty and/or leaving the unit for any reason.

Ensures resident safety during care and monitors for environmental hazards and unsafe conditions.

Completes additional duties as assigned including checking and maintaining specific areas or dining room assistance. 

Documents: care, treatments, and observations on flow sheets or other documents as directed.  Maintains proper filing of resident documentation.

Emergency duty may be required of the incumbent that includes working in Red Cross shelters or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural.

Additional Duties:

This job description reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a complete description of all the work requirements and expectations that may be inherent in the position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position.  Management of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County reserves the right to assign duties not listed herein as necessary to accomplish the goals of the organization.

Position Qualifications


High school diploma or GED preferred.


CPR certification required.


State of Florida, Department of Health Certified Nurse’s Assistant required.

The Health Care District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug Free Workplace. Veterans preferred. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in the application process or candidates with other questions should contact Human Resources.

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