The Nursing Assistant assigned to the Nursing Acute & Specialty Service, Emergency Department is responsible for assisting the nursing staff in transporting the patients to and from areas associated with their continuity of care. The Position requires the ability to work alternate schedules: During evenings, nights, weekends, weekdays, holidays, and may alternate schedules to ensure adequate coverage of support functions of the Unit. As the nursing assistant you will perform care as delegated by a Registered Nurse to patients within the unit and medical center. You will perform work in assisting other medical personnel in the care or treatment of patients who have serious and sometimes life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions. Your basic responsibilities will include (but are not limited to): Recognizing mal-adaptive behaviors and de-escalating situations. Assisting doctors and nurses in the performing diagnostic examinations. Properly documenting vital signs in computerized records. Performing patient care and comfort measures addressing patient's bio psychosocial needs, personal hygiene, physical comfort, nutrition, hydration, rehabilitation, and safety. Reporting abnormalities to appropriate personnel. Recognizing emergency situations and intervening within your scope of practice, while waiting for assistance. Communicating with people from various backgrounds and education levels. Transporting patient to and from procedure if needed All other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts, Nights, Weekends, Holidays, Subject to change based on agency needs. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 587370100
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