Job Overview

A certified nursing assistant or CNA works with an assisted facility or a hospital depending on her individual choice of workplace. This is an extremely demanding job which involves direct/indirect patient care which may include assisting patients with personal care tasks such as bathing, grooming, toileting, dressing and eating.

On the face of it, it seems quite easy to perform all these tasks – but in actuality they are very difficult. CNAs are responsible for the wellbeing of a patients from the time they are admitted to the time when they are discharged. These professionals assist registered nurses in administering medication and helping patients with exercises and activities including escorting them to appointments or examination rooms.

CNAs can make a solid impression on prospective employer by mentioning their achievements and accomplishments in resume. Following is a list of some achievements that a CNA can use to identify and write her achievements in resume

Sample Achievements for CNA Resume

• Directed a team of certified nursing assistants for 3 weeks in the absence of the nurse manager without a single undue incident.

• Introduced a system that ensured continuity of patient care across several shifts in a day, making patient comfort and healing more profound

• Implemented nursing risk management initiatives which reduced chances of incorrect medication administration by 99.9%.

• Successfully transported a patient weighing over 600lbs from his room in the hospital unit to the intensive care unit in time for him to be put on the ventilator.

• Suggested implementation of an advanced instrument cleaning and sterilizing procedures which reduced chances of infection by 80%.

• Trained 4 groups of student nurses in providing adjunct care by providing them with individualized training in administering edemas, douches and nonsterile dressings.

• Introduced a documentation system which increased efficiency in documenting nursing actions through forms, reports and logs.

• Implemented a new patients records systems which increased records confidentiality by 80% as opposed to the previous one.

• Suggested the use of air mattresses for patients in comatose conditions, thereby decreasing their chances of infection and bedsores.

• Effectively assisted the RNs in developing and implementing specific development plans which raised patient satisfaction by 30%.

• Presented a seminar on the core functions of certified nursing assistants for the benefit of new CNAs and existing ones

• Wrote a booklet on patient care directives for the benefit of new hires.

• Attained Employee of the Year Certificate following excellence in nursing assistantship practices based on patients’ and supervisor’s feedback.

• Supervised a team of 5 CNAs in the absence of the nurse manager for two weeks.

• Trained 22 new nursing assistants regarding patient care and hospital protocols.