Certified Nursing Assistant

$1,500 sign-on bonus

Salary Р$16.80 Р$20.06 Hourly
Location – 459 E First Street Fond du Lac, WI
Job Type – Various
Department – Department of Community Programs


  • The Psychiatric Nurse Assistant performs routine patient care duties and selected non-professional services under the direct supervision of a registered nurse.
  • Provides individualized patient care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse.
  • Maintains a therapeutic, safe and clean environment for patients.
  • Provides self as role model to patients and assists them with daily personal matters.
  • Participates in operating Crisis Intervention services under RN supervision.
  • Maintains good work habits.
  • Works within established policies and procedures of the Department of Community Programs.

Examples of Duties

  • Utilizes the nursing care plan in determining intervention with patient. 
  • Takes temperatures, pulse, respirations, and blood pressures;  weighs patients and measures height;  collects routine urine specimens, stool specimens and sputum specimens as directed.
  • Assists patients during meal times, observes intake and reports to a RN or LPN.
  • Assist patients to establish appropriate activity/rest pattern and document sleep pattern.
  • Communicates observations and changes in patient’s mental and physical condition to a RN.
  • Observes and records patient behavior and changes accurately on flow sheets and in progress notes.
  • Assists with admission, discharge and transfer of patients.
  • Follows instructions given by the RN or LPN and performs assignments within the policies and procedures of the Department of Community Programs.
  • Escorts patients to appointments/scheduled diagnostic tests as required.
  • Assists lab technician and other medical staff with procedures as necessary.
  • Provides care to patients in a manner that considers patient rights, comfort, and the therapeutic environment.
  • Assists in creating and maintaining an attractive and comfortable ward environment with attention to cleanliness and safety.
  • Remains in patient areas whenever possible to assist patients and visitors.
  • Sets limits on patients behavior with the assistance of a nurse.
  • Intervenes to decrease the panic of disturbed patients under the direction of a nurse.
  • Observes and is alert regarding potential safety and fire hazards and responds effectively to emergencies.
  • Uses unit equipment safely and effectively.
  • Assists in applying physical restraints under nurse supervision.
  • Follows protocol for suicide, assaultive, seizure, Detox, smoking and elopement precautions.
  • Assists patients in caring for their money, clothing and other personal items.
  • Escorts patients, initiates and participate in recreational, social and religious activities.
  • Utilizes opportunities in contacts with patient families and significant others to promote better understanding of patient needs.
  • Assists patients with activities of daily living, encouraging independent behavior when appropriate.
  • Completes required in-services.
  • Attends unit staff meetings.
  • Maintain neat, clean appearance in accordance with the dress code.
  • Maintains positive mental attitude toward self and job.
  • Abides by staff work rules for the Unit.
  • Participates in performance appraisal.

Typical Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school (or equivalent).
  • Nursing Assistant certification.
  • Experience in dealing with the emotionally disturbed (preferred).
  • Good physical and emotional health with sufficient strength to handle physically aggressive patients and normal day to day unit duties.
  • Lift up to 50 pounds to restrain or re-locate patients and perform laundry and related duties as needed; frequent lifting or carrying of objects; intermittent standing and walking; occasional driving; bending, twisting, squatting, pushing, pulling, and reaching; distinguish sounds at various frequencies and volumes; distinguish people or objects at varied distance under a variety of light conditions; using hands for grasping, fine manipulation, and operating control/equipment.

Supplemental Information

We are currently hiring CNA’s for:

AM Shift: RPT and PT
PM Shift: FT and PT
NOC Shift: FT and PT

Also hiring for occasional status employees.

The new hire sign-on bonus will be pro-rated for part time positions. The sign-on bonus pay out will be in two increments. 

There is also pick up shift incentives and PM and NOC shift differentials.

Newly hired full time employees will be eligible for a $1,500 sign-on bonus. $500 will be paid out upon successful completion of training at 6 weeks. $1,000 will be paid out upon successful completion of full time employment at six months.


Please see the attached link for more information on our benefits.


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