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University of Virginia Temporary Certified Nursing Assistant in Charlottesville, Virginia

The focus of this positions is to assist the University’s COVID-19 testing and tracing program. The types of tasks the health professionals will manage include:

• Assist testing and prepping COVID-19 testing specimens and patient care

• Assisting Isolation and Quarantine Team, COVID testing, patient care

• Follow up with symptomatic students, telephone triage, patient care

• Help with remote work, managing calls for COVID symptoms or exposure.

The University of Virginia's Department of Student Health and Wellness is seeking a full-time Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Certified Nursing Assistants assist with caring for patients. They prepare patients for appointments by obtaining vital signs and entering into EMR, maintain clinic flow, assist staff with procedures, ensure patient safety, maintain infection-control standards, prepare patients for discharge/home care, and maintain unit supplies and equipment.

Under the direction of the LPN and Team Leader in the respective module, the CNA is part of a team and establishes priorities by collaborating with other team members. The CNA follows protocols for obtaining vital signs and performing simple procedures and receives formal supervision from the Clinic Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Measure and record vital signs, including height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration for each new patient on admission.

  • Document and report patient information clearly and concisely via electronic medical record.

  • Demonstrate a consistent level of performance irrespective of changes in workload.

  • Report observations regarding patient's welfare or condition to appropriate nurses and care providers.

  • Recognize emergency situations and report to appropriate staff.

  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned

The ability to communicate effectively and coordinate work-flow of patients through a clinic is essential. The ability to perform basic computer skills, and perform unit maintenance skills is required. Knowledge of EKG, and ear irrigation procedures, processing of sterile supplies, and collecting and handling lab specimens is also necessary. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel) is required.


A high school diploma and one year of experience providing hands-on healthcare to patients in a medical setting is required. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed some college coursework. Certified Nursing Assistant certification/licensure and an eligibility to practice in the State of Virginia is required, however applicants may also be license-eligible by the start date of the position. CPR certification is also required, while current BLS certification preferred.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

The University of Virginia is an iconic public institution of higher education, boasting nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center, and proud history as a renowned research university.

In January of 1819, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s General Assembly chartered what would become the University of Virginia. Entering our third century, the University has served Virginia, the nation, and the world by: educating responsible citizen-leaders; advancing, preserving, and disseminating knowledge; and providing world-class patient care. These responsibilities are enduring and continue to inspire our efforts.

The UVA Health System is renowned for providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's health care leaders, and discovering new and better ways to treat diseases. The UVA Medical Center and Physicians Group, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing are recognized for their excellence in patient care, education, and research.

At UVA, we offer a rich collection of benefits, which have long been recognized and valued for their comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, time off, and retirement, UVA offers an array of other benefits and services to support faculty, staff, and UVA Health team members with their personal and family needs.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and welcome diversity in all forms. For more information on the University of Virginia and the surrounding area, visit our Why UVA (https://hr.virginia.edu/careers-uva/why-uva) and Why Charlottesville (https://hr.virginia.edu/careers-uva/why-charlottesville) webpages