Certified Nursing Assistant
Department Rehabilitation
Location La Crosse
Schedule/Shift 8 Hour Shift, Days, PM, Rotate, Weekends
FTE 0.8 FTE
Benefit Eligible Yes
Temporary Position No
Union Y (SEIU HC WI)
Job Details

64 hours every two weeks, Working 8 hour shifts, Rotating Days/PMS/Weekends/Holidays

This position has a 40 hour flex overtime computation.


The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is responsible for performing basic care of patients under the general supervision of an RN in the acute hospital setting. The CNA is also responsible for transporting and transferring patients within the medical complex in a safe and efficient manner.  The CNA will also assist with data collection to facilitate the delivery of delegated nursing care.

Job Responsibilities
  • Assists with basic care for patients in the areas of nutrition, elimination, comfort, mobility and safety.
  • Transports and transfers patients within the medical complex using appropriate equipment (ex. LIKO ceiling lifts) and utilizing safety precautions as indicated by the patient's health status.
  • Assists nursing staff in lifting and ambulating patients using appropriate practice guidelines.
  • Transports bodies to the morgue.
  • Maintains environment and equipment and will locate and deliver appropriate equipment to Central Service and Maintenance departments.
  • Works collaboratively with the health care team members to effectively communicate and document accurate information.
  • Demonstrates dependability, organizational skills and effective use of time by setting priorities to complete delegated work within established time frames in accordance with unit CBO/P and unit guidelines.
  • Demonstrates role accountability by adhering to Gundersen Health System Mission statement, policies and confidentiality standards.

  • Assists in the orientation of new personnel.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities in order to continuously improve patient care and unit operations. Participates in CNA meetings and unit staff meetings.
  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
    Adult (18 - 64 years)
    Geriatric (65 years & older)
    Infant (less than 1 year)
    Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
    OSHA Category Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required No education required 
    Desired High School Diploma or equivalency 

    Work Experience:
    Required No experience required. 
    Desired 2 years of previous CNA experience.
    Skills:
    Required Ability to...
    Communication understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines
    General - All Positions work as part of a team
    Mathematics add, subtract, multiply, divide, record, balance, and check results for accuracy
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Required Wisconsin Registered Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and 
    Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes 
    Desired
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Sitting
    Static Standing
    Walking/Standing Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
    Driving
    Stooping/Bending Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Squatting
    Kneeling/Half Kneel Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Climbing Stair Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Climbing Ladder
    Reaching - Shoulder Level Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Reaching - Below Shoulder Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Reaching - Above Shoulder Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation
    Balance - Right Leg
    Balance - Left Leg
    Lifting - Floor to Waist Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Waist to Overhead Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Other Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet) Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Short Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Right Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Left Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 150-200
    Other:
    Number of lbs:
    Environmental Conditions
    Exposed to infectious diseases.

    Certified Nursing Assistant

    Equal Opportunity Employer