The Nursing Assistant functions as member of the Nursing Care Team and assigned to provide care for an adult/geriatric patient population, ranging from the critically/acutely ill patient to the chronically/terminally ill long-term patients, including mental health patients. The incumbent's work area may be either on a ward setting and/or with patients in transit or while in other designated places. Duties include but may not be limited to: Provide direct care to patients; assist with ADL's: change/make hospital beds including specialized beds. Maintains a neat and clean patient environment by properly storing personal belonging and supplies, wiping up spills and disposing of trash. Makes rounds with visual observations regarding patients' condition and promptly reports any changes such as vomiting, dyspnea. fainting, pain, gait or speech disturbances, skin disorders, (ulcers or rash, etc.) to the nurse promptly. Collect and record vital signs including weights and pulse oximetry with documentation, in clinical records. Perform simple dressing changes, measuring intake and output, managing/emptying drainage devices. Transfer patients from the bed to a chair and back, toileting, hygiene, ambulation, changes in position, comfort care, and other direct care related responsibilities. Work under the direct supervision of the RN or MD/DO, providing a full range of basic nursing, therapeutic and diagnostic care. Interact with patients, family members, professionals, and other supportive personnel involved in the delivery of patient care. Assists with admission, transfer and discharge of patients. Work Schedule: Varying shifts, possibly evenings and/or weekends, dependent upon the needs of the service/business line. Questions concerning the work schedule may addressed during the interview process. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 590771600
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