Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) – Long Term Care Center | 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 Resident care within the certified nursing assistant’s scope of practice.
  • Ability to communicate to the RN any observed change in Resident’s status and responses such as pain, vital signs or intake and output.
  • Provides appropriate care for geriatric age and diagnosis(es) of Resident.
  • Provides explanation to Residents (and family if applicable) prior to administering care 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.
  • Perform any additional duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing Services, Resident Care Manager, and Administrator.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain a high level of output without sacrificing quality.
  • Able to demonstrate and maintain consistent and efficient performance.
  • Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations.
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work.
  • Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate ability to learn and maintain appropriate technical skills to effectively chart in the electronic medical record system.
  • Displays the ability to demonstrate leadership, managerial, good interpersonal relationships and the application of sound administrative principles.
  • Ability to communicate to effectively, both orally and written through e-mail.
  • Displays an understanding of electronic healthcare systems.
  • Proficiency with Gmail and Google Applications.
  • Is knowledgeable of equipment within the units such as lifts, patient beds, chairs and (glucometers CNA II).
  • Establish & maintain solid work relationships, through communication, cooperation, and positive interaction with all employees, staff and physicians.
  • Approachability – build rapport by making the effort to be cooperative and adaptive, put others at ease, and support co-workers.
  • Listening – practice active listening; display patience when listening to the views of others, and discuss differing opinions with an open mind.
  • Problem Solving work with others to prevent problems & find a solution when issues arise.
  • Effectively and consistently communicates administrative directives to personnel and encourages interactive departmental meetings and discussions.
  • Exhibit professional behavior while being caring and compassionate.
  • Customer Focusdedicated to meeting the expectations of the internal customer. Demonstrate sensitivity, empathy, concern and respect for others.  Act with the patient care in mind, gain trust and respect by building and maintaining effective relationships.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity, empathy, concern and respect for others. Act with the patient care in mind, gain trust and respect by building and maintaining effective relationships.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times by adhering to the federal HIPAA regulations.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner at all times.

Education, Experience & Certification/Licensure


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


  • Working experience in Long Term Care, Assisted Living, Private In-Home Care or Rehab Facility.

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/