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Sutter Health
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San Francisco, California
United States
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Certified Hospital Attendant


Primary PurposeThe Nursing Attendant provides basic nursing care to a patient population under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.




Patient Care

  • Provides care with respect and attention to patient privacy, age specific needs and cultural diversity.

  • Responds to call lights promptly and routinely rounds on patients.

  • Follows direction of RN and completes assigned tasks independently.

  • Demonstrates ability to perform basic nursing care procedures including, but no limited to\:

    • Bathing

    • Feeding

    • Weights

    • Vital Signs

    • Linen Changes

    • Positioning, transferring and ambulating

    • Measurement of intake and output

    • Specimen collection


  • Develops rapport with patients and families.

  • Communicates effectively with interdisciplinary team.

  • Clearly and accurately documents daily patient care.

  • Keeps supervising RN and /or charge nurse appropriately informed.

Patient Safety

  • Practices CPMC’s safety behaviors.

  • Recognizes  unsafe practices and communicates such practices through chain of command.

  • Demonstrates ability to follow established clinical protocols to ensure patient safety, including, but not limited to\:  Falls prevention, restraint regulations, and Pressure Ulcer prevention.

  • Safely transports patients from one location to another.

  • Reports errors and near misses.

Unit Support

  • Provides transportation as needed of supplies, equipment and laboratory specimens.

  • Performs unit support responsibilities including, but not limited to\:

    • Answering phones

    • Assisting visitors and family members

    • Maintaining unit and desk area in a clean and orderly manner

    • Maintenance and re-stocking of patient rooms

    • Restocking, organizing  of unit supplies

Teamwork and Professional  Accountability

  • Works as part of a team.

  • Role models service excellence with patients and others.

  • Recognizes  when to ask for assistance and uses chain of command appropriately.

  • Is accountable for meeting requirements of certification and  position.

  • Maintains a professional appearance and consistently conducts self in a professional manner.

Management of Responsibilities

  • Sets appropriate priorities.

  • Completes tasks within expected timeframe.

  • Accepts constructive feedback.

  • Incorporates cost effectiveness in daily work.

  • Performs other duties as assigned based on competency.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • Hospital Assistant or equivalent training (nursing student) or equivalent required

  • Previous experience as a Nursing Assistant an acute care hospital required or nursing student.


  • Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA required

  • Acute Care Nursing Practitioner - ACNP preferred

  • Basic Life Support Certification - BLS required

  • Requires excellent communication, organization and relationship skills.