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Nursing Assistant (Christ House)

Nursing

PRN/On-Call

PRN/On Call

PRN

INTRODUCTION          

Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, the nursing assistant is responsible for providing basic nursing care, to include activities of daily living, non-medicinal dressing changes, and support to the patients.

 

MAJOR DUTIES

·         Measures and records vital signs to include:  temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, height, and weight.

·         Performs admission procedures as directed.

·         Completes the admission/intake forms.

·         Regularly notifies the staff nurse of any changes in the patient's condition and/or abnormal vital signs.

·         Assists the patients in self management and maintaining a clean environment by:  supervising patients in making their beds, storage of clothing, keeping bedside table clean and neat, and activities of daily living.

·         Observes universal precautions and uses proper techniques for all treatment and dressing changes, implementing appropriate infection control measures.

·         Assists patients unable to perform tasks independently as needed.

·         Assists in getting patients to meals.

·         Provides coverage at the desk on the second floor as needed.

·         Assists in getting patients to scheduled appointments.

·         Assists the patient in preparing for appointments.

·         Accompanies the patient to scheduled appointments as necessary.

·         Completes the daily task assignment.

·         Assists with discharge procedures.

·         Performs other related duties and responsibilities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·         High School diploma or GED.

·         Completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant program preferred.

·         CNA preferred.

·         Minimum of one year of experience in an acute care/long term care setting.

·         Current CPR certification.

 

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION

·         Ability to pass a UHC Nursing Assistant screening test.

·         Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

·         Experience with special needs population (i.e., homeless, HIV+, medically indigent, etc.).