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TRANSPORT NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA) Mon to Fri - 7:30am to 4:00pm

  • 504111
  • Full-time


For Veterans and those who care for them.

Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm

Job Location:


4141 North S Herrera Way,

Phoenix, AZ 85012

Posting Details:

Salary: $13.54 - $15.21 (DOE) 

This position may be eligible for a $5,000 hiring incentive

Grade: 12

Closing Date: 

Job Summary:

This position may be eligible to receive a temporary stipend of 10% in addition to base pay beginning in December 2021. If eligible, the temporary stipend amount will be calculated using the employee's base rate of pay and will be reflected in each paycheck. It is anticipated that this temporary stipend will be available through June 30, 2022.

The Transport CNA is responsible for driving Veterans/Members to scheduled appointments, carrying out all assigned nursing care and treatment services in prescribed and efficient manner; providing a safe, therapeutic and hygienic environment. This position performs para-professional nursing duties; maintains cleanliness and order in work setting; takes vital signs, performs simple clinical tests; maintains medical charts and related records; performs simple medical treatments as authorized and assigned. The Transport CNA works under general supervision of a professional nurse and has the authority to perform para-professional nursing care and treatment services as prescribed, assigned, and attended over by professional nursing staff. As part of the State of Arizona and Department of Veterans’ Services you this position learns, implements and monitors Arizona Management System (AMS) methods and uses AMS concepts and tools for problem solving and continuous work/process improvements and efficiencies while incorporating a cultural focus on Veteran/Member-­centered care in the performance of job duties.

Job Duties:
  • Drives State-owned vehicle to transport Veterans/Members to various sites in the community for doctor and/or laboratory appointments; delivers and picks up lab specimens, x-rays, prescriptions; maintains vehicle as prescribed.
  • May perform other related duties such as transporting, by foot, Veterans/Members to appointments outside the facility; transporting them to activities within the facility; assisting them in packing and moving their belongings or assigned furniture; and labeling their personal property.
  • May perform clerical duties (e.g. answering phones, filing, etc.) as needed.
  • Completes special projects as assigned.
  • Responsible for the basic maintenance of vehicle, to include, but not limited to, checking for damages; leaks; fuel, oil and coolant levels; instrument panel; safety devices; lights (headlights, taillights, signals); brakes; steering; engine operation; unusual noises; and ensuring the cleanliness of the vehicle.
  • Participates in in-service training and staff development programs for regularly employed staff.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings.
  • Trains/orients new employees.
  • Actively involved in AMS processes such as Huddle Boards, Problem Solving, Job Breakdown Sheets, Success Tracking, and Standardized Work.
  • Participates fully in the QAPI process, our Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement program mandate by CMS, which incorporates AMS.
  • Assists the licensed nursing staff and Veterans/Members by performing a variety of care tasks.
  • Helps Veterans/Members with transfers, ambulation, eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, personal hygiene and other ADLs.
  • Turns and repositions Veterans/Members as directed.
  • Follows instructions to use simple procedures and devices to strengthen Veterans'/Members' limbs and maintain flexibility.
  • Assists nursing staff with simple medical procedures such as suppositories, enemas, treatments, post-surgical care and post-mortem care.
  • Always utilizes universal precautions.
  • May use a variety of medical equipment (e.g. lifts, oxygen, Geri-chairs, braces, prosthetic devices, catheter care, etc.) in accordance with physician orders, licensed nurse direction and/or care plan.
  • Assists in monitoring physical and mental status of Veterans/Members by utilizing appropriate medical equipment and techniques to take vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations); obtain urine, sputum or stool samples; and track input and output.
  • Weighs Veterans/Members per licensed nurse instruction. Communicates and documents all information as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned as related to the position
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices and techniques of para-professional nursing care, treatment and services appropriate to the work setting
    State and agency laws and regulations governing para-professional nursing practices
  • Practices and procedures of using medical equipment in assigned duties
  • Practices and procedures established for the work environment
  • Practices and techniques applied in maintaining a safe, orderly, therapeutic and hygienic environment

Skill in:

  • Applying methods and techniques of para-professional nursing practices
  • Applying and interpreting State and agency laws and regulations governing para-professional nursing practices
  • Using and maintaining medical equipment
  • Applying methods and techniques in maintaining a safe, orderly, therapeutic and hygienic environment
  • Recording, maintaining. filing and retrieving medical records
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills

The ability to:

  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships
  • Learn, implement, and monitor Arizona Management System (AMS) methods
Selective Preference(s):
  • Experience in a Skilled Nursing / Long-term Care facility
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Active certification to practice as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Arizona
  • Fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • Valid state-issued driver's license

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Human Resources at recruiting@azdvs.gov 


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.