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Under the supervision and direction of a Registered Nurse, the nursing assistant performs various duties in the care and treatment of patients in accordance with established methods and procedures of the Medical Center.
CNA or current Nursing Student enrolled in Nursing Program (must have completed 1 semester of clinical practice in nursing school). Ability to read and write and do basic mathematical computations. Ability to work under pressure; able to relate to patients, hospital staff and visitors. Ability to perform routine repetitive duties using several well defined procedures under close supervision. Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Patient hygiene: Consistently and independently provides direct patient care including bathing, mouth care, skin care, and ensures clean linen. Attentive to all of the patient's personal needs. Patient safety: Maintains a safe, clean environment for patients. Reports maintenance needs. Follows standard precautions and isolation protocols. Follows fall prevention policy. Follows standards for prevention of skin breakdown. Documentation: Accurately and promptly documents patient data including patient care, treatments, vital signs, and intake and output. Collection of specimens: Collects specimens following policy. Aware of specimens needed and is active in obtaining. Unit organization: Prepares patient rooms and beds for receiving patient admissions, returning surgical patients, transfers, or emergencies. Ensure patient rooms remain free of clutter. Maintains safe, clean and organized work area and equipment. Care and treatment: Assists with positioning, turning, lifting, and ambulating patients. Applies special equipment and completes treatments as directed. Accuchecks completed as directed. Nutritional care: Distributes food trays / sets up trays promptly. Assists or feeds patients as necessary. Removes trays in a timely manner and documents accurate intake. Distributes drinking water and other nourishment to patients throughout the shift. Patient rounds: Completes purposeful hourly rounds to assigned patients and anticipates patients needs. Responds promptly to call lights, patient requests, and initiates interventions. Reports: Promptly reports any changes observed in the condition or behavior of the patient to the nurse. Gives accurate Bedside Report as handoff to oncoming shift. Aware of changes in patient care plan and communicates this when handing off. Professional Accountability: Actively assists others and accepts additional duties or assignments. Timely completion of assigned education and annual competencies. Actively engaged in unit based councils and performance improvement. Recognizes unit needs and works to help facilitate solutions
Location: Hospital-Main Campus
Shift : 12 Hour Rotating Shifts
Work Status: Full Time