Nurse Assistant
Job ID: R0016330 | Healthcare Specialists | Full time | Charlottesville, VA
Performs a variety of patient care and administrative support functions under the supervision of Medical Center professionals in an inpatient or outpatient setting.
  • Assists patients with personal care as needed for optimal recovery during hospitalization. Performs basic nursing skills, as delegated by an RN and in accordance with policy and procedure, to promote patient health and wellness.
  • Captures and records patient data, such as vital signs, weights and measurement of intake and output.
  • Reports changes in patient condition and abnormal findings in patient data promptly to the registered nurse.
  • Assists patient with personal hygiene needs.
  • Assists patient with ADLs, exercise and ambulation.
  • Obtains, labels and forwards specimens for diagnostic testing.
  • Documents all patient care activities.
  • Assists professional healthcare staff with performing physical examinations and patient procedures.
  • Provides for a safe environment and safe delivery of care.
  • Observes for environmental factors affecting patient/staff safety on an ongoing basis. Reports any potential hazards immediately.
  • Identifies patients prior to any intervention.
  • Maintains safe transfer and patient positioning practices.
  • Cleans equipment and performs safety checks as directed.
  • Reports incidents involving patients, staff and/or visitors promptly to RN or supervisor using the institution's quality reporting process.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of institution's fire/emergency/infection control programs.
  • Performs administrative support functions.
  • Completes medical record duties, including file maintenance and record keeping as directed.
  • Completes supply stocking, inventory and ordering as directed.
  • Performs additional duties as directed, including but not limited to scheduling diagnostic procedures, meeting and greeting patients, or delivering specific supplies and pharmaceuticals.
  • Maintains necessary skills and competencies.
  • Achieves and maintains competency in the use of equipment (i.e., lifting and moving patients).
  • Identifies strengths and opportunities for professional development and goals for self-improvement.
  • Completes annual mandatory training activities and regulatory in-service requirements with-in established timeframes.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.



  • High School Graduate or Equivalent.
  • Must have completed a state-approved Nurse Aide education program.

Experience: No experience required.


  • Obtains Certification as Nurse Aide (CNA) in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 4 months of hire.
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.



Job requires frequent bending and stooping; proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; attention to detail and ability to write legibly; ability to lift/push/pull 20 - 50lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)
Charlottesville, VA 22908

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Magnet Recognition

UVA Health System has one of the nation’s most diverse workforces. We are a close-knit, collaborative team that values the expertise, opinions and contributions of our staff. Our proven patient-first focus drives everything we do and fuels our many accomplishments - from Magnet® designation for our nurses to national recognitions as a top hospital and employer (Magnet is a registered trademark of the American Nurses Credentialing Center).

Quality of Life

Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the nation’s most charming and picturesque places to live and work. Our area boasts many excellent restaurants, wineries and craft breweries; historic sites; Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive; and a great selection of homes in welcoming neighborhoods, as well as urban and rural locations. Public transportation is excellent, and you’re just a short drive from the beach or Washington, D.C.