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**This position deals primarily with psychiatric patients.
Education: High school graduation or equivalent required. Ability to read, use simple math skills, and write clearly and legibly. Training and Experience: Previous experiences as a nursing assistant or in other patient-related position desirable but not required. Job Knowledge: Ability to perform duties for direct and indirect patient care. Direct care duties include but are not limited to, assisting the patient with personal hygiene needs and observing the patient’s condition, including their vital signs, their feeding and elimination patterns. Indirect duties may include general housekeeping skills, ordering and maintenance of supplies and simple computer entry ability. Performs direct and indirect patient care duties under the guidance and direction of the RN and LPN. Responsible for implementing components of the plan of care through the initiation/completion of procedures relating to basic human, mental, spiritual and social needs; comfort and safety measures; activities of daily living; personal care needs; nutrition and fluid needs; and elimination needs. Indirect patient care includes, but is not limited to, cleaning occupied and unoccupied patient areas and maintaining an environment, which is neat and free of hazards to the patient’s well-being. An understanding of and willingness to follow infection control and safety guidelines is mandatory. Supports the organization’s mission, vision, and values.
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