Under the direct supervision of the Director of Nursing and clinical supervision from RNs and LPNs, the Nursing Assistant will assist nursing staff in direct patient care activities as assigned, within the scope of training and assist with daily operations.
Director of Nursing and Health Services Administrator (HSA)
None exercised in this position
Inter-relates and works effectively with all health care unit personnel, site administration staff, patients, security staff, clinical providers, regional team members and corporate staff on all levels and at all locations.
1.Assists inmates with activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing, bed making, shaving, dressing and other related tasks.
2.Checks vital signs, EKG, height and weight as assigned; collects and maintains records of fluid intake and output; venipuncture; reports on the condition of inmates.
3.Obtains specimens, separates the specimens into component fractions for testing, transports specimens to the laboratory, spins and packages tests for shipping.
4.May be required to perform duties related to phlebotomy and medication room.
5.Follows established inflection control practices and emergency protocols.
6.Assists inmates in wheel chairs, on stretchers, and with ambulating.
7.Promotes and encourages patient hydration and elimination.
8.Assists inmates with turning and repositioning and range of motion activities.
9.Cleanse bedside units, workrooms and equipment; assists nursing staff with washing and sterilizing equipment.
Prepares and maintains written reports and records as assigned.
Assists with medications ordinarily self-administered when specifically ordered by a physician.
Responds to call lights promptly and courteously.
Makes suggestions for improving work conditions to the HSA or Director of Nursing.
Accepts constructive criticism in stressful situations.
Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, perform other duties as required or assigned.
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are not all-inclusive and are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties in any area of the health services unit.
The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential duties are routinely performed in a general office and clinical environment. Duties may require work in at a station/desk and entail paperwork, use of computers, fax machines, copiers, and other business machines and medical equipment. Essential duties may require the following physical demands: the strength to lift and carry material weighing up to 30 pounds; may be required to lift and/or move persons, carts, emergency equipment and other objects; vision to read printed materials and computer screen; walking; reaching; carrying; stooping; bending; squatting; prolonged sitting; handling (hand movement); hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone; intellectual skills including short and long term memory, abstract reasoning, and decision making.
Must be able to ambulate throughout the facility for extended periods of time; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; must be able to clearly communicate orally and via written and typed correspondence and notes using various forms, records, charts, and electronic media.
This position may require rotating assignments, operating on a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week schedule where employee is subject to working overtime either voluntarily or via mandate, on occasion as needed.
The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
0-2 years' experience in a healthcare setting
High school diploma or GED equivalent
OTHER PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Flexible, dependable, and reliable
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated knowledge of and performance of nursing policies and procedures
Ability to competently manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Be capable of giving CPR instructions and ability to take charge in a CPR emergency
Ability to work in a stressful environment
Support philosophy, objectives and goals of nursing department
Assume individual accountability for own conduct and maintenance of professional appearance
Approach change in a positive manner
Maintain the confidentiality of inmate records
Must be able assist staff with various policies, administrative and organizational projects. "team-player" as this position requires daily coordination with other coworkers.
Wexford Health Sources Inc