Under supervision of a Registered Nurse and following hospital policies and procedures, performs various nursing care tasks and treatments on assigned patients.
Performs routine bedside nursing activities including: bathing and personal grooming of patients; ambulating, moving and turning patients; assisting patients with bedpans or urinary devices; making patient beds and caring for personal property.
Assists in performing additional nursing procedures such as catheterizations, suctioning, irrigating colostomies, applying restraints, giving enemas, douches and sitz baths or pericare.
Takes vital signs and records intake and output.
Applies and changes sterile and non-sterile dressing using appropriate technique.
Performs more complex nursing procedures and treatments after theoretical preparation and supervised clinical experience.
Keeps professional nursing staff advised of current patient status as well as changes in patient condition as they occur.
Performs assessments and documents accurate, complete and concise patient information on appropriate forms, including flow sheets, activity records, etc.
Participates in nursing staff conferences, in-services and educational opportunities.
Ensures the optimum utilization of personnel, supplies and equipment.
Provides copy of current school transcript to supervisor at the end of each marking period to confirm continued eligibility.
Assists in admitting, transferring and discharging patients.
Assists in pre-operative and post-operative care
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
A. Education / Training:
o External hires: Must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Nursing Program (BSN) required.
o Internal BH employees: May be enrolled in a BSN or ADN program. ADN graduates will be required to sign a BSN completion agreement upon hire/placement in a graduate nurse position.
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B. Work Experience:
C. Certification, Licensure, Registration: