Certified Nursing Assistant

Hillsboro, Illinois   |     As Needed    |     Job ID:17321


Wexford Health

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POSITION: Certified Nurses Assistant
SCHEDULE: PRN; as needed
FACILITY: Graham Correctional Center
LOCATION: Hillsboro, Illinois


Under the direct supervision of the designated Wexford Health manager and clinical supervision from the Director of Nursing, Registered Nurses, Medical Director and/or IDOC personnel as appropriate, the CNA will assist nursing staff with daily operations.

The Certified Nursing Assistant will assist nursing staff in direct patient care activities as assigned.

  • Assists inmates with activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing, bed making, shaving, dressing and other related tasks.
  • Assists in checking vital signs, height and weight as assigned; collects and maintains records of fluid intake and output; reports on the condition of inmates.
  • Follows established inflection control practices and emergency protocols.
  • Assists inmates in wheel chairs, on stretchers and ambulating.
  • Promotes and encourages patient hydration and elimination.
  • Assists inmates with ambulation, turning and repositioning, and range of motion activities.
  • Cleanse bedside units, workrooms and equipment; assists nursing staff with washing and sterilizing equipment.
  • Prepares and maintains written reports and records as assigned.
  • Assists with medications ordinarily self-administered when specifically ordered by a physician.
  • Responds to call lights promptly and courteously.
  • Receives formal and on the job training in the theory and techniques of direct care support.
  • Receives close supervision; work is reviewed through inspections and observations.
  • Maintains confidentiality of inmate records.
  • Approaches change in a positive manner.
  • Makes suggestions for improving work conditions to the Medical Director.
  • Accepts constructive criticism in stressful situations.
  • Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, perform other duties as required or assigned.
  • Conforms to Wexford Health Sources, Inc., and facility regulations as appropriate, to include, but not be limited to:
  • Dress Code
  • Schedule/time sheet
  • Safety and security regulations
  • Procedure for sick leave/vacation time/education seminars


The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.



  • Nursing Assistant certificate
  • Current CPR Certification—
    • American Red Cross
    • American Heart Association
    • American Safety and Health Institute 

EDUCATION: Completion of a certification program from an accredited Nursing Assistant program

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: 0-2 years. Prior experience with use of electronic medical record system






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