30+ days ago


San Francisco, CA



Primary Purpose
The Nursing Attendant provides basic nursing care to a patient population under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.




Patient Care

  • Provides care with respect and attention to patient privacy, age specific needs and cultural diversity.
  • Responds to call lights promptly and routinely rounds on patients.
  • Follows direction of RN and completes assigned tasks independently.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform basic nursing care procedures including, but no limited to:
    • Bathing
    • Feeding
    • Weights
    • Vital Signs
    • Linen Changes
    • Positioning, transferring and ambulating
    • Measurement of intake and output
    • Specimen collection


  • Develops rapport with patients and families.
  • Communicates effectively with interdisciplinary team.
  • Clearly and accurately documents daily patient care.
  • Keeps supervising RN and /or charge nurse appropriately informed.

Patient Safety

  • Practices CPMC’s safety behaviors.
  • Recognizes  unsafe practices and communicates such practices through chain of command.
  • Demonstrates ability to follow established clinical protocols to ensure patient safety, including, but not limited to:  Falls prevention, restraint regulations, and Pressure Ulcer prevention.
  • Safely transports patients from one location to another.
  • Reports errors and near misses.

Unit Support

  • Provides transportation as needed of supplies, equipment and laboratory specimens.
  • Performs unit support responsibilities including, but not limited to:
    • Answering phones
    • Assisting visitors and family members
    • Maintaining unit and desk area in a clean and orderly manner
    • Maintenance and re-stocking of patient rooms
    • Restocking, organizing  of unit supplies

Teamwork and Professional  Accountability

  • Works as part of a team.
  • Role models service excellence with patients and others.
  • Recognizes  when to ask for assistance and uses chain of command appropriately.
  • Is accountable for meeting requirements of certification and  position.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and consistently conducts self in a professional manner.

Management of Responsibilities

  • Sets appropriate priorities.
  • Completes tasks within expected timeframe.
  • Accepts constructive feedback.
  • Incorporates cost effectiveness in daily work.
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on competency.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Hospital Assistant or equivalent training (nursing student) or equivalent required
  • Previous experience as a Nursing Assistant an acute care hospital required or nursing student


  • Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA
  • Acute Care Nursing Practitioner - ACNP preferred
  • Basic Life Support Certification - BLS required
  • Requires excellent communication, organization and relationship skills.

About the Company

Sutter Health

Sutter Health has a long history in California. Some of our facilities have been providing care in the communities we serve for more than 100 years. Today, we’re proud to partner with more than 12,000 doctors to care for more than 3 million people.

We’re inspired by our Northern California community and work tirelessly to deliver top-rated, affordable healthcare. Doctors, hospitals, care teams and employees in the Sutter Health network are always looking for new, meaningful ways to care for you and your loved ones. We believe that every moment matters when it comes to helping you live a longer, healthier and happier life.

Our not-for-profit network delivers top-rated, personalized care in more than 100 Northern California communities. Recently ranked among the Top 15 Health Systems in the nation by Truven Health Analytics™, our team of more than 50,000 doctors, employees and volunteers partner to spread innovation, improve access to healthcare services and put our patients’ needs first—all to achieve the highest levels of quality, access and affordability.

Company Size

10,000 employees or more


Healthcare Services

Employee Benefits

Professional Development, Life Insurance, Vacation/paid time off, Flexible Spending Accounts, Medical, Dental and Vision, 401K, Retirement / Pension Plans, Long Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement