Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA I or II) – Hospital Nursing Unit | Full-Time

Jena Knowles

Position Summary

Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides basic patient care and assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the registered nurse or RN in charge of the unit.  Participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Provides direct patient care in the hospital nursing departments within the certified nursing assistant’s scope of practice (CNA I or CNA II).
  • Assists with patient care in all nursing departments as needed
  • Ability to communicate to the RN any observed change in patient status and responses such as pain, vital signs or intake and output.
  • Assists in admission, transfer and discharge of patient.
  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population.
  • Provides explanation to patient and family prior to administering care to patient and answers question within scope of practice.
  • Maintains technical skills and knowledge by attending CNA skills workshops, completing computer based training assignments and other required trainings.
  • Any additional duties pertaining to the daily operations of the nursing departments as assigned by the Nursing Department Manager.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Maintains self-motivation and sustains a high level of momentum.
  • Knowledge of customer service concepts.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented and able to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, in a fast-paced production-oriented environment.
  • Expresses excellent judgment, discretion and decision making abilities.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety, quality and positive patient experience.
  • Ability to prioritize, highly organized.
  • Working knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements, CMS, National Patient Safety Goals and continued readiness related to healthcare or hospital standards.

Education, Experience & Certification/Licensure


  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent.
  • Minimum of six (6) months to one (1) year of related work experience.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified by the American Heart Association (AHA).
  • Active and unencombered Certified Nursing Assistant Licensure through the Oregon State Board of Nursing


  • Working experience in a Hospital Setting.

For More Information, Contact

Holly Thompson, Human Resources 
hthompson@bluemountainhospital.org | 541-575-3820

Why Blue Mountain Hospital District & Grant County?

The Blue Mountain Hospital District (BMHD) is located in Grant County, Oregon, at the heart of the John Day River, in beautiful, rural, Eastern Oregon.  Our District is comprised of a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Family & Rural Medicine Clinic, Home Health and Hospice, Emergency Medical Services, an Intermediate Care Center and all of the supporting ancillary departments necessary to care for the health and wellness of our community.

Our District spans from John Day to Prairie City, nestled in a valley surrounded by the Blue Mountains.  The Strawberry Mountain Range and John Day River Valley offers a variety of outdoor activities, from abundant hiking/mountain biking/horse riding trails, to high and low lakes and ponds.  Our area is known to be a “go to” place not just for recreation, but also for big game hunting and fishing!

Join our family-like team and settle into a lifestyle that is hard to beat!

For more information on our area, visit our Grant County Chamber of Commerce and Discover John Day pages at: https://www.gcoregonlive.com/ and https://www.discoverjohnday.com/