Pioneer Medical Center

Certified Nursing Assistant

At Pioneer Medical Center we offer competitive pay, plus generous sign-on and relocation bonuses, benefits the month after you start, friendly teammates, and a supportive community. We also offer a Performance Incentive Program for our CNA's that potentially add $3.00/hr. to base pay!

Pioneer Medical Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital, essentially the county hospital for Sweet Grass County, Montana: Population 3700. We are in a beautiful valley along the Yellowstone River, between three mountain ranges, just north of Yellowstone National Park. We serve our neighbors (ranchers, skilled trades people and active retirees) and the many tourists who come here on their way to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, or to fish the Yellowstone, hike, bike, hunt or just get away from overcrowded places. Big Timber is a vibrant and welcoming small town, an hour from Bozeman and Billings. Our schools are highly rated, with high community support.

Pioneer Medical Center has an immediate opening for a full, part-time and PRN Certified Nurse’s Aides (CNA) to join our hospital’s patient care team.

Certified Nurse Assistant Job Description

Under general supervision of a licensed Nurse assists in the delivery of patient/resident care. Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary care team to meet the physical, psychosocial, educational, and spiritual needs of the patient/resident and family.

1. Support and model behaviors consistent with Pioneer Medical Center’s mission, vision, values, code of business conduct and service expectations. Meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental, and outside agency standards as it relates to the environment, employee, patient safety or job performance.

2. Utilizing a holistic approach, performs basic nursing care and treatments within scope of practice as directed by the licensed nurse to include the goal-directed plan of care for the patient.

3. Ensures complete, accurate and timely entry into patient medical record as indicated by patient need and documentation guidelines, consistent with departmental policies and procedures, to include, but not limited to, activities of daily living (ADLs), vital signs, intake and output measurements and hourly rounding.

4. Adheres to Pioneer Medical Center and facility safety standards, policies, and practices. Anticipates and identifies problems and safety issues, then initiates appropriate action.

5. Utilizes performance improvement principles to assess and improve the quality of patient/resident care.

6. Demonstrates collaborative, supportive, and caring behaviors in communication with patients/residents, families, visitors, and the interdisciplinary care team.

7. Takes responsibility for identification of own growth and development needs; meets all system and departmental educational and continuing education requirements.

8. Performs all other duties as assigned or as needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.



• Common policies and procedures, both organizational and departmental

• Compliance Program

• Code of Conduct

• Regulatory standards (i.e., State Survey, OSHA)

• HIPAA and confidentiality requirements

• Patient care treatment, planning and assessment within scope of practice

• Patient rights

• Regulatory standards (i.e., State Survey, OSHA)

• Basic medical terminology

• Basic anatomy and physiology


• Customer service techniques and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with patients, families, and members of the interdisciplinary care team with a variety of developmental and sociocultural backgrounds

• Performance of tasks and procedures as directed by the RN and/or LPN in accordance with established policies, procedures, and protocols

• Operation of patient care equipment and electronic applications


• Incorporate cultural diversity and age-appropriate care into all aspects of communication and patient care; scope of services provided will encompass age groups ranging from infant to geriatric

• Demonstrate empathy and sensitivity necessary to elicit patients’ cooperation and allay apprehensions

• Provide/relay information to patients, residents, and/or families and report on patient condition and/or unusual findings with members of the interdisciplinary care team as appropriate

• Utilize time management concepts to maximize tasks effectively

• Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing

• Establish and maintain collaborative relationships

• Work effectively in a team environment

• Work with general supervision

• Function in a chaotic work environment with changing priorities as it relates to patient care needs

• Lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds unassisted


• Professional conduct in dealing with difficult situations with co-workers, patients, families, and visitors. Requires ability to deal with patients with acute, chronic, and complex disease processes and those who are dying.

• Resourcefulness in dealing with simple to moderate complexity requires ability to prioritize duties with assistance of nursing personnel.



• High school diploma or its equivalent, preferred

• Formal nurse aide training

• Current Montana license as a Certified Nursing Assistant

• Six months CNA experience in performing patient care in a health care institution, preferred

• Healthcare Provider CPR Certification



• Normal patient/resident care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust or extremes of temperature. Regular exposure to odors and difficult patient/resident care activities.

• May be required to work varying shifts, weekends and/or holidays. May be required to float to areas of need.

• Utilization of computers and electronic applications for clinical information systems

• Frequent standing, walking, bending, and stooping

Blood Borne Pathogen Category: Category I: Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues.

Airborne Contaminant Category: Category I: Tasks that routinely require activities that may involve exposure to airborne contaminants.

Look through our website,, the Facebook groups "Big Timber Community" and "Big Timber Buzz” or call our Director of Human Resources at 406.932.4603 for more information about the area and this role.

Pioneer Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.'

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