The Nursing Assistant - NA assists the unit in maintaining the ‘get with the guidelines’ indicators for stroke. Includes, but is not limited to proper documentation of DVT prophylaxis. Maintains stroke tools in patient rooms, helps maintain stroke information wall. Perform patient care activities, treatments, and services. Adhere to aseptic technique and universal precautions. Considers the age, cultural, psychosocial and physical needs of patients when providing care. Prepares patient room/gurneys/chair prior to admission/visit. Orients patient/family to the facility/room. Ensures documentation and proper disposition of patient belongings/valuables. Assists with positioning, ambulation, transporting, transferring and/or discharging of patients. Answers patient call lights and/or responds to patient requests for assistance per department standard. Provides explanation to patient/family prior to administering care and answers questions.
5-East is a 37-bed Neuro/Stroke Progressive Care Unit that focuses on the neurological management of patients. Sharp Grossmont Hospital is a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center and is one of the only hospitals in the San Diego-area with a specific unit dedicated to stroke care. 5-East provides its staff with the opportunity to work with Progressive Care/telemetry level of care and gain specialized skills in acute stroke care. It is our goal to improve the health of our patients through consistent, collaborative care and commitment to excellence utilizing outcome measurements and continuous quality improvement.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in the region. The hospital has outstanding programs in hear care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery, stroke care and women's health. In addition, the hospital's Emergency and Critical Care Center is one of the most technologically advanced emergency and intensive care facilities in the nation.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital is a nationally recognized as a MAGNET designated hospital for patient care and nursing practices. This designation is the 'gold standard' for patient care and nursing excellence and is the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
This position is located in La Mesa, San Diego County for the Progressive Care Unit - 5 East at Sharp Grossmont Hospital
12-hour shift: Full Time (.9 FTE) 7 pm - 730 am with every other weekend
Required Skills and Qualifications
- Ability to perform all baseline resident / patient care skills under guidance of Licensed Nurse.
- Knowledge of basic patient/resident care skills.
- Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers.
- Effective interpersonal skills both verbally and in writing.
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
- One-year recent experience in an acute care hospital strongly preferred.
- Comparable to certified nursing assistant course.
Essential physical requirements may be discussed at interview.
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