Riverside Health System

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/ Nurse Aide (1 semester of RN program completed)/ Patient Care Assistant (PCA)-PACU

Location Name Riverside Regional Medical Center
Department PACU
Job ID
Multiple Shifts Available


Works under the supervision of Registered Nurse/LPN and Nurse Manager/Director in personal care of the patients and their environment (including those needing special precautions) and performs specified treatments. In addition this position must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served in assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and provide the care needed as described according to the departmental policy and procedure. Promotes and maintains safe work environment for staff as well as our customers incorporating national patient safety initiatives.

Riverside began serving the Virginia Peninsula community in 1916. In 1963, Riverside moved to the present 72-acre location in Newport News on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. A 450-bed facility, Riverside Regional Medical Center is the Virginia Peninsulas most comprehensive medical facility combining the most recent computerized medical technology with a healing environment. The Pavilion is a 250,000 sq. ft., $107 million, 3-story addition to Riverside Regional Medical Center, which opened in 2013. This acute care facility provides a regional cancer care center, the Peninsula regions only comprehensive stroke center, the areas only open-heart surgery program, the regions only Level II Trauma Center, and a cornerstone neurosciences program that includes the Chesapeake, Riverside and University of Virginia Radiosurgery Center.


Certified Nursing Assistant:


Education:  High School/GED preferred, successful completion of certification program required. 


Experience: Prior experience in acute health care setting preferred.


Licensure/Certification: Licensed by the State of Virginia as a C.N.A for CNA position required.  CPR AED or BLS required.


Nurse Aide:


Education: Transcripts or Letter stating candidate has 1 semester of RN nursing program completed for Nurse Aide position required. 


Licensure/Certification: CPR AED or BLS required.


Patient Care Assistant


Education: High School diploma or equivalent preferred,


Experience: previous health care experience preferred.


Licensure/Certification:  (1) licensed or eligible by the State of Virginia as a C.N.A., or (2) EMT-B, or (3) have completed a Medical Assistant program/certification, or (4) currently enrolled in an accredited professional nursing program with 80 hours completed.



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