Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)- Patient Care Services

University of Maryland Medical SystemUniversity of Maryland Medical System

Baltimore ,MD ,US
Job Description
Job Description


  • Demonstrates competency in performing nursing tasks delegated by a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse consistent with the mission and values of the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UMROI) and in accordance within the scope of practice, professional, and regulatory standards.  Accountable to the licensed nurse, patients and families for processes and outcomes delegated during an episode of care.  Serves as a fully engaged member of the interdisciplinary patient care services team.  Participates in cost effective strategies that optimize patient outcomes.
  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age, culture, ethnicity, and specific individual diagnostic needs of the patients served in his/her department.  He/she must be able to assess and interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s specific needs and provide the care needed by the patient group (pediatric, adolescents and/or geriatric patient group, culture and diagnostic specific).
  • Consistently expresses and demonstrates compassion and courtesy for patients.  Extends courtesy and support to patient's families/visitors.
  • The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Company Description

We’re making Maryland stronger!

With roots that go as far back as 1895, the UM Rehab & Ortho Institute continues to be a pioneer in orthopedics and neurological disorders. From bones to brains, our cutting-edge hospital heals even the most serious of injuries, specializing in everything from total joint replacement to spinal cord injuries and neurological condition.  In total, our 141-bed facility welcomes over 3,000 patients every year. As the state’s largest provider of inpatient rehabilitation services, we offer some of the most advanced therapies for stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic and sports injury, among many others.



  • Certification as a CNA or GNA from a state approved program.     
  • Current CPR card required.


  • Completion of a high school level course of work with attainment of high school diploma or a State High School Equivalency (GED). 


  • Successful completion of a CNA or GNA program or equivalent work experience as a nursing assistant.                                                          
  • Six months of direct patient care experience in a health care facility preferred.
  • Effective communication and  interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Ability to organize work priorities, perform several duties simultaneously and function in stressful situations.
  • Ability to learn and use computer systems

Working Conditions

  • Weekend, shift, holiday, on-call and overtime work may be required.
  • Work is performed in a Clinical/Hospital environment. Activities (up to 75% of scheduled work time) include patient mobility such as assisting, ambulating, positioning, transferring, and/or lifting patients.  In general, work requires lifting/moving of patients/objects up to 30 pounds without assistance on a regular basis.  Work may require lifting/moving and positioning of patients/objects of at least 200 pounds with assistance (i.e. of a device) on a regular basis.  Standing and/or walking is required up to 100% of the scheduled work time.
  • There is a potential for exposure to patients with infectious disease, requiring observance of standard precautions and appropriate isolation precautions utilizing personal protective equipment, wearing of protective clothing such as gowns, gloves and the observance of safe handling practices as appropriate to avoid disease transmission. There is potential for regular exposure to Hazardous chemicals and materials when receiving, transporting, handling, storing, using and disposing of identified hazardous substances.
  • Highly effective verbal communication skills including courtesy, resourcefulness and efficiency in answering questions, giving directions, locating staff and explaining hospital/departmental policies and procedures are necessary.  Verbal communication skills may include communicating with an interdisciplinary team, patients, and families.  Effective writing skills are also required in order to take messages and maintain miscellaneous records, receipts, reports and logs.
Additional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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