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Providence CNA 2 - Intermediate Care *up to $4,000 Hiring Bonus* in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling Certified Nursing Assistant 2 - Intermediate Care (0.9 FTE, Nights) to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR.

$4,000 Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment

Providence Health & Services in Oregon, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, health plans, physicians, clinics and affiliated health services. We are recognized for our excellence in patient care and research areas such as cancer, heart, orthopedics, women's health, rehabilitation services and behavioral health. We have over 3,400 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 483 licensed beds. Providence Portland Medical Center is a Magnet Recognized facility for Excellence in Nursing Services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Part- time and Full-time positions are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision benefits

  • PTO

  • Retirement options

  • Free TriMet pass

  • Opportunity for assistance with continuing education

  • All of our locations offer free onsite parking.

In this position, you will:

  • Assist the registered nurse (RN) in providing comprehensive nursing care by performing specified duties and functions under the direct supervision of the RN.

  • Perform duties in a caring and respectful manner that promotes team functioning.

  • Consistently uphold standards of confidentiality, punctuality and attendance.


  • Demonstrate accuracy in measuring vital signs and other essential parameters that vary from normal parameters Use responsive observation to: ◦ Identify findings, patterns, habits, and behaviors that deviate from normal in acute care patients ◦ Identify, from scenarios and lists, normal and abnormal patterns and changes in findings related to a patient

  • Patient descriptors include: mental status (orientation, psychosocial responses, and level of consciousness), vital signs, mobility, skin, pain level, bowel and bladder function, appetite, and activities of daily living

  • Report and record abnormal findings, patterns, habits, and behaviors of acute care patients

  • Take action within designated responsibilities and as directed by the RN for abnormal findings, patterns, habits and behaviors of acute care patients


• Perform comfort and pain relief measures within the designated scope of responsibility according to care plan

• Demonstrate initial skill in active listening, reflecting, and rephrasing in a variety of clinical situations

• Demonstrate supportive presence with dying patient/family

• Maintain patient confidentiality

• Consistently demonstrate scheduling of patient activities when the client is comfortable

• Address emotional needs as designated in care plan

• Identify and report signs of abuse, neglect and/or mistreatment


• Demonstrate ability to share knowledge and skills with others

• Demonstrate initial skill in active listening, reflecting, and rephrasing in a variety of clinical situations

• Demonstrate respect for rights and property of patient and co-workers


• Take action within designated responsibilities and as directed by the RN for abnormal findings, patterns, habits and behaviors of acute care patients

• Perform comfort and pain relief measures within the designated scope of responsibility according to care plan

• Consistently report change of vital signs, orientation, mobility and behavior following pain treatment


• Maintain patient confidentiality

• Demonstrate appropriate paper and electronic charting

• Articulate, using own words, the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals as they apply to CNA practice

• Consistently demonstrate clinical behaviors congruent with the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals

• Apply safety concepts in the workplace

• Prevent staff and patient injuries through consistent use of patient lifts, patient transfer equipment, and good body mechanic techniques


• Complete all required and assigned education and training

• Maintain competence in work assignment per nurse manager and supervising nurses

• Remain current with system, region, facility, and unit based credentialing, education, and competencies

• Identify area/needs for education, development and growth

• Seek opportunities for clinical and personal development in CNA role


• Initiate an appropriate emergency response (RRT, Code 99, 911, etc.)


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) recognized Acute Care Certified Nursing Assistant 2 (CNA 2) course, or "grandfathered" to CNA2 per OSBN requirements

  • Active and unencumbered license in the state of Oregon as Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

  • Current BLS certification

  • New onboarding caregivers must have a current American Heart Association (AHA) BLS certification

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • One (1) year of experience as a CNA2 preferred, but new grad CNA2s or those with less than one (1) year of experience are also welcome to apply and training will be provided

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 367358