SCOPE OF POSITION
The Nursing Assistant will provide direct patient/resident care and supportive services to nursing unit and health care provider team under registered nurse supervision. Responsibilities include: bedside patient/resident care, nursing assistant procedures, stocking supplies, maintaining equipment, routine housekeeping duties as needed, transportation of patients/residents as necessary, basic computer skills for documentation of care & procedures performed and for training and education needs.
Assists or performs Activities of Daily Living (i.e. bathing, toileting, eating, dressing, grooming, etc.) for the patients/residents of the facility as well as changes bed linen and assists with transferring residents from bed to chair, chair to bed and turning and repositioning of the patient/resident while in bed. Observes and reports the presence of pressure areas and skin breakdown to prevent decubitus ulcers. Reports accident, incidents, injuries, and/or skin tears to nurse supervisor/charge nurse. Measures and records blood pressure, heart rate, respirations, temperature and informs the RN/nurse supervisor/charge nurse if not within normal limits for the patient/resident (i.e. increased/decreased blood pressure, increased/decreased heart rate, etc.). Performs blood glucose monitoring if required per department expectations. Ability to use computer and basic clerical skills is a must. Performs clerical functions within the unit to include answering phones/call lights, inputting orders into the computer, supply ordering, etc. Performs other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate or as directed by the leader/manager.
Must meet education and training requirements of department. Completes training/competency in specialty skills/procedures for department population (example: orthopedic care procedures) as designated. Must be flexible to change working area/service multiple times daily.
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High School diploma or equivalent required. In lieu of education, confirmation of three years of experience in hospital/medical setting.
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