Nurse Assistant

Mclaren Health Care Port Huron , MI 48061

Posted 2 months ago

Dept: 3-South Cardiac/Stepdown

Hours per pay period: 72

Schedule: 6:30a-7p

Position Summary:

Provides health care for patients under the direction of a nurse. Assists patients under their care with day-to-day tasks, playing a vital support role.

Responsibilities:

  • Answers patient calls and determines how best to help them.

  • Provides physical support for patients with daily activities and personal hygiene, including bathing, dressing, getting out of bed, using the toilet, walking, standing or exercising.

  • Turns and repositions bedridden patients.

  • Ensures patients receive appropriate diet by reviewing their dietary restrictions, food allergies, and preferences. Provides encouragement and support with eating.

  • Obtains and uses a wide range of information from physicians, caregivers and nurses about patient condition, treatment plans, and suggested activities to provide appropriate patient care.

  • Measures and records food and liquid intake and urinary and fecal output and reporting changes to medical or nursing staff.

  • Records vital signs, including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and respiration rate as requested by staff or as ordered.

  • Examines patients to detect issues requiring medical care, including open wounds, bruises or blood in urine.

  • Delivers compassionate support, attention, and assistance to patients and families.

  • Ensures compliance with all health care regulations, including HIPAA and OSHA.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment and protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control, hazardous waste and other policies and protocols.

  • Performs other related duties as required and directed.

Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Six (6) month of job-related experience and/or training.

  • BLS certification

Preferred:

  • State Certified Nursing Assistant.

  • One year of experience in a medical setting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A basic understanding of patient care, medical terminology, coding procedures, reference tools, and appropriate clinical pharmacology for nurse assistant practice scope.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills.

  • Familiarity with electronic medical health care record systems.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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