Certified Nursing Assistant - Job Description

Role of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

George Mark Children’s House (GMCH) is seeking self-directed Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) to provide life-affirming comfort care for children and their families.  The CNA serves as the right hand of the Registered Nurse (RN) assisting in providing direct patient care.  A GMCH CNA is an integral member of the interdisciplinary team, consisting of a Child Life Specialist, Medical Social Worker, Palliative Care Physician, Case Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Clinical Psychologist, and Nursing Manager. We prioritize closely collaborating with each family and partnering as an interdisciplinary team to provide the best quality of life for each and every GMCH child. We give children and families the chance to spend time together and create memories outside the rigid constraints of a hospital setting.

A GMCH floor nurse is a strong asset to the interdisciplinary team, consisting of a Child Life Specialist, Medical Social Worker, Palliative Care Physician, Case Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Clinical Psychologist, and Nursing Manager. The team works together to tailor each patient’s plan of care to best suit each child, family, and particular situation. Unlike busy hospitals and sub-acute care facilities, GMCH allows nurses the invaluable opportunity to spend quality time with each patient and family in order to develop a rapport and meet medical and psychosocial needs. We prioritize closely collaborating with each family and partnering as an interdisciplinary team to provide the best quality of life for each and every GMCH child. We give children and families the chance to spend time together and create memories outside the rigid constraints of a hospital setting. 

Qualifications

We are seeking licensed CNA candidates, for full-time and per diem shifts, with current BLS/CPR certification and a valid California Driver’s License. The ideal candidate will preferably have a minimum of one year of CNA experience and pediatric or palliative (end-of-life) care experience and have the ability to work autonomously as well as the ability to work as part of a team. This individual must be passionate about providing high quality, holistic care and wholeheartedly representing the mission of GMCH. Join our team and make a difference in an underserved pediatric population.