Oneida, NY 13421

Oneida Health is an independent 101-bed acute care community hospital and a 160-bed extended-care facility (ECF) and short-term rehab facility licensed by the State of New York and operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited.

We are proud to share that we have recognized for several national awards based upon safety of care as well as the patient experience of care. The first recognition is provided by The Leapfrog Group, a nationally recognized non-profit organization who reviews 30 patient quality and safety measures and assigns a letter grade to over 2,600 hospitals nationally based upon outcomes. The fall 2019 letter grade for OHC is a “B.”, our eighth consecutive “A” or “B”. Our hospital was also awarded 4 Stars for Patient Experience.

The second recognition is for the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient safety and is 1 of only 16 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019. The third recognition is for the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient experience and is 1 of only 8 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019…with Oneida Health as the only hospital in New York State to receive both awards for 2019! We are also very proud of our CMS 4-Star overall rating for patient experience and CMS 5-Star for quality measures.


Become a CNA at Oneida Health!

This position is a pre-requirement before entering into the CNA program with Oneida Health. The purpose of the Unit Helper experience is to help the employee fully understand the requirements and expectations of the certified nursing assistant, and provide a better introduction into the role and pace of the position.

Job Knowledge and Role Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of developmental factors specific to the adult geriatric residents (i.e physical, cognitive, and socialization in planning delivery of care.)
  • Completes all General Orientation
  • Demonstrates ability to adjust to changes in units/shifts assignments to meet the needs of the residents and facility.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and compliance with Commitment to Patients/Residents and Commitment to Co-Workers
  • Employee is educated and adheres to: Resident Rights, HIPAA, Resident Abuse Reporting Law
  • Participates as assigned with the orientation of new employees.
  • Demonstrates a positive, helpful, and professional attitude.
  • Knowledgeable in role in Fire and Disaster Drills

Resident Unit Responsibilities:

  • Makes unoccupied beds.
  • Transports residents to and from dining rooms and other Activities in their wheelchairs.
  • Cares and cleans the resident rooms, washes Mechanical Lift equipment during the shift.
  • Assists in the Dining rooms to clear the tables after Intake and total consumption of meals and liquids have been completed by the nursing staff.
  • Stocks gloves and plastic bags in resident rooms, bathrooms, and the shower rooms.
  • Pushes resident’s wheelchairs while the CNAs and nurses are walking the residents.
  • Assists on units to read to residents, play cards, and spend time with residents.
  • Remove soiled linen from rooms and shower areas; deposit in Laundry chutes.
  • Wash wheelchairs when necessary.

Resident Care Responsibilities- Infection Control

  • Demonstrates Knowledge and implements of Universal Precautions
  • Performs Hand Hygiene between resident contacts as appropriate
  • Wears gloves when handling soiled linen; uses proper glove removal and hand hygiene.
  • Safely disposes of wastes
  • Demonstrates ability to practice precautions when caring for and cleaning resident rooms and equipment.


  • High School Graduate or GED

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