Nursing Assistant/ SMH 7 West Medical PCU/SMMC/Day Shift/Per Diem
- Sharp Memorial Hospital
- Per Diem
Shift Start Time:7 AM
Shift End Time:7:30 PM
Additional Shift Information:
Weekend Requirements:Every Other
What You Will Do
Collaborates with the interprofessional team in the delivery of quality patient/resident care under the direction of a licensed nurse. Delivers care with consideration to age specific needs / care. Contributes to overall unit functions.
- AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association -REQUIRED
- H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
- Other Comparable to certified nursing assistant course.
- 1 Year recent experience in geriatric setting or recent experience in an acute care hospital.
- Admissions, Discharge and Transfer Responsibilities
May be responsible for some or all of the following duties:
Ensures complete room set up for new admission (bedpan, urine container, tissue paper, basin, fresh water, etc.)
Meets and greets new patient/resident and family members on admission to unit
Orients patient/resident and family to the facility/room.
Inventories and documents patient’s personal belongings on inventory sheet upon admission and updates as needed.
Accounts for patient’s belongings during transfer and discharge process.
Transfers/transports patient to activities, therapies and other departments on time and in a safe manner.
As directed by RN, appropriately enters orders related to equipment, supplies and dietary needs; seeks RN clarification when needed to ensure accuracy.
D/c’s patient from IDX within expected timeframe of patient leaving unit.
Removes all patient’s equipment and supplies upon discharge.
Ensures room preparations set-up for next admission.
- Patient Care Activities
Completes and signs appropriate documents accurately and timely.
Provides patient care within scope of responsibilities.
Provides and documents daily care of patient per unit standards.
In monitored units, follows telemetry process and collaborates with central telemetry for initiating/discontinuing monitoring.
Identifies and communicates new resident/patient care issues/concerns.
Communicates changes in patients/residents condition.
Takes rapid action in life threatening situations and immediately notifies the licensed nurse.
Communicates or questions requests outside of scope of practice to appropriate personnel.
Communicates plans to transfer patients / residents to other departments or discharge to home.
Communicates incomplete work requiring follow-up before the end of shift to licensed nurse.
Complies with universal precautions and hospital infection control policies.
Uses proper body mechanics and available support equipment to ensure patient’s safety and avoid personal injury.
Identifies and communicates patients who are at risk for injury to self and others
Complies with hospital policy in management of patients in restraints
Labels/stores, ensures safety of patient’s belongings (hearing aids, glasses, dentures)
Consistently utilizes proper body mechanics and available support equipment to ensure patient’s safety and avoid personal injury
Reports personal injury within two hours after incident happened, and completes the ART and state claim forms
Follows safety procedures required for equipment use
Reports observed hazards and unsafe practice.
- Time Management
Demonstrates ability to prioritize workload in accordance with patient’s needs and staffing patterns, as appropriate.
Validates understanding of new patient needs or changes assignment
Communicates with other staff to develop plan for best use of resources
Asks for assistance to get workload done/completed
Reports to license nurse or supervisor when unable to respond to number of current demands.
Seeks feedback from co-workers about strategy to complete work more efficiently.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of basic patient/resident care skills.
- Effective interpersonal skills. Ability to perform all baseline resident / patient care skills under guidance of licensed Nurse.
- Fluent knowledge (written and spoken) of English.
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected classH.S. Diploma or Equivalent; AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association; Nursing-Nursing Assistant; Acute Care
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