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.
· 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.
· 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.).