I don't work on an oncology floor. but pretty much any floor all the CNA's do the same thing.
Get patients up/dressed/baths/bathroom/Vitals/Record I&O/ambultate patients as many times as directed by RN or MD. sometimes RN will do this too/ the CNA's get patients ready for procedures within their scope of practice.
For example...of patient is going down for MRI, the CNA will make sure foley's are empty, patient is dressed/cleaned, has a clean robe and gown, gets a cart or wheel chair ready etc. The nurse will do the MRI questionaire while the CNA is doing that.
The CNA is responsible for all transportations in the hospital. Sometimes this requires taking a patient to the clinic, MRI, fluroscopy, Cardiac testing, GI, PT or OT, X-ray, CT, Ultrasound. So the CNA really has to know their way around the hospital.
Our CNA's sometimes assist in procedures...We can do chest tube placements on the floor. Which requires the MD, the RN and the CNA to be there. MD and RN gown up, the MD does the proceudre and RN is there to assist MD and the CNA is responsible for getting things should we need anything. We are gowned up and sterile so if we need something opened up, or ran out of gauze or need tape, or whatever then the CNA is there to do that...because CNA is not gowened up, except for the mask.
OUr CNA's are trained in Basic telemetry by the hospital. They can place telemetry patches and can read telemetry, so we have a CNA sit at the telemetry station 24/7 and notify RN if something needs attention. They don't know how to TREAT abnormal readings but know how to recognize one.
So you will get trained in what that floor needs you to do. We don't expect our CNA's to know how to do all this when they come in, so they go through lots of orientation.