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Certified Nursing Assistant careers

Certified Nursing Assistants are an essential part of the care that our patients receive at St. Charles Health System. CNAs help our patients with activities of daily living such as personal care, maintaining mobility, nutrition and hydration, and monitoring patient status and comfort.

Wage Range

Depending upon years of nursing experience.


 Successful candidates should possess:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant - Level I with Oregon State Board of Nursing required. Successful completion of CNA II course and Level II certification in Acute Care required to continue employment as Certified Nurse Assistant after Dec. 31, 2009.
  • Previous direct patient care experience, preferably in an acute care setting or successful completion of recent acute care clinical rotation for new CNA graduates
  • Experience using electronic medical record charting
  • Excellent communication, customer service and teamwork skills

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Career Advancement

Many CNAs move on to become RNs and work as CNAs while going through nursing school. This is a great way to view the field of nursing and ensure this is the field they want to enter. They may also go through other health-related programs or transfer to other positions in the hospital system.

General Information

CNA Recruiting Frequently Asked Questions:

Am I required to have my CNA II certification to be hired?

Does St. Charles pay a differential for being CNA II certified?
St. Charles pays all CNAs at the CNA II level of pay, assuming that all will eventually be certified.

Do I need to have my CNA certification before I apply?
St. Charles can review your application and talk to you generally about CNA positions before you are certified as a CNA. However, you will not be hired for specific openings until your certification process is complete.

What do you pay CNAs?
We post our range on listed openings online and base our offers on years of experience. CNAs are also paid a shift differential based on day, evening or night shift.