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Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA - C.N.A.

Department: Children's Healthcare
Location: Chicago, IL

Maryville Academy has openings for a Certified Nursing Assistant in our Children's Healthcare Center.

About Maryville Academy

For more than 134 years, Maryville has been committed to providing protection and guidance to children. As the world has changed, so have the needs of the families and children we serve. Maryville has adapted by focusing on our community’s most critical issues. Today, our range of programs includes residential care, mental health services, healthcare and family support services, as well as a variety of educational and youth development offerings. Maryville’s mission is to help children and families to reach their fullest potential by empowering intellectual, spiritual, moral and emotional growth.

About the Children's Healthcare Center

Maryville’s Children’s Healthcare Center is a long-term care facility that provides specialized clinical care for medically fragile children, also known as medically complex, as well as children who have suffered an accident or illness and now require transition care, ages newborn through 21. The Center provides care to patients who may be technology-dependent (e.g., ventilator care, apnea monitoring) and training for parents, caregivers, and siblings to help them become more confident when attending to the fragile child’s specialized needs.

About the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Position

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) assures the provision of quality health services for clients in the Children’s Healthcare Center (CHC) according to the standards and guidelines of the State of Illinois.  The CNA works under the supervision of, and takes directions from, a licensed nurse in the performance of tasks in the care of children at the CHC.  This position requires the consistent exercise of discretion and confidentiality.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Follows all Maryville’s standard policies and procedures as well as all standard operating procedures for the CHC;
  • Assists patients with all personal hygiene and toileting needs;
  • Assists patients with comfort needs by transferring, lifting, moving and positioning patients as appropriate;
  • Assists with food preparation and patient feeding;
  • Assists patients with educational and play activities;
  • Takes and records patient vital signs and measures, and records patient intake and output as directed by the nurse;
  • Ensures patient clothing and all personal items are identified and laundered regularly and put away;
  • Maintains the cleanliness of patient rooms by changing linens, and cleaning equipment and toys daily;
  • Straightens and cleans laundry and break rooms;
  • Transports patients in a Maryville van, as needed;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Education & Experience

  • A graduate of certified/basic nurse’s aide program;
  • Must be currently registered as a nurse’s aide in the State of Illinois;
  • Must be CPR certified;
  • Experience in a pediatric hospital is preferred;
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to assess, plan and evaluate patient care;
  • Able to identify sudden adverse developments in patient condition;
  • Requires knowledge of disease process;
  • Requires ability to assist with various nursing procedures such as trach suctioning, and GT feedings;
  • Ability to drive a passenger van.

Physical Demands:

  • Required to frequently sit, stand, bend, stoop and walk, sometimes for extended periods;
  • Required to occasionally lift/move objects and/or youth weighing in excess of 40 pounds;
  • Must have visual, hearing, and learning capabilities sufficient to perform the essential functions defined above.
Why Join the Maryville Family?
At Maryville you can make a difference to children and their families.  When you join our team as a full time employee, Maryville offers:
  • PPO health insurance options
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental insurance (after one year of service)
  • FSA and HSA
  • 403(b)
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • 9 paid holidays a year
  • Long Term Disability and Life Insurance (after one year of service)
  • Tuition reimbursement (after one year of service)

For more information about all of the services that Maryville provides, please visit our website at

Maryville Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against because of age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, veteran status or disability.

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