The Nursing Assistant position is aligned under the Nurse Resource Unit (NRU) A recruitment incentive up to $1000 has been authorized for highly qualified individuals The Nursing Assistant, Float, Patient Care Observer (PCO), Transport/Phlebotomy provides direct patient care activities under the supervision of the registered nurse. May be trained for specific functions such as phlebotomy, 12- lead EKG's, Health Unit Coordinator clerical functions, or telemetry monitoring. Assists with/performs appropriate nursing tasks for patients including but not limited to: Assist or provide patients with personal hygiene, i.e., bathing, shaving, teeth brushing, nail care, hair combing, etc. Provide patients with the appropriate level of assistance with activities of daily living, bathing, dressing, transferring, ambulating, feeding, and toileting. Obtains blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and blood glucose (finger stick) and records them appropriately in the medical record. Is able to distinguish significant variances in vital signs and finger sticks and reports them to the responsible RN. Weighs patients and records them appropriately in the medical record. Is knowledgeable about variances in weights and reports significant variances in weights to responsible RN. Assists with/performs under the direct supervision of the recreation/occupational/physical therapist therapeutic and diversion activities for patients. Answers call lights promptly and in person. Assists during emergency treatment situations obtaining equipment as necessary and running errands as needed. Assists in emergency situations including, but not limited to CPR as needed. Assists the nurse/MD/NP during procedures/treatments as needed following appropriate standards and guidelines. Completes all required Nursing Assistant initial and annual competency requirements Assists the team in reinforcing educational needs with patients Consistently follows the Plan of Care for each patient. Perform one to one observation as assigned. Maintains positive and constructive professional working relationships with patients, families, medical staff, volunteers, and co-workers. Work Schedule: All shifts & work schedules available Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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