Functions as a member of the patient-centered care team to provide basic nursing care to the patient under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Performs a variety of activities for assigned patients and their families and significant others. Follows department specific policies and procedures, and maintains competencies of assigned department.
High school graduate or equivalent.
Current Maryland Nursing Assistant Certification
BLS certification within introductory period
Acute care experience
GNA with six months continuous employment in a long term care facility
Successful completion of Maryland EMT course or one year EMT experience or previous ED work experience (ED)
Department Specific Qualifications
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
Assists patients with activities of daily living, i.e. bathing, dressing, skin care, positioning, feeding, ambulation, toileting and range of motion activities. Documents/communicates care per unit protocols.
Assists with environmental services support such as linen management, trash removal, and cleaning patient rooms as needed.
Assists with transport of patients, specimens, equipment and supplies as appropriate.
Communicates changes in the patient's condition and family concerns to the licensed nurse. Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality.
Maintains an active surveillance of the nursing unit to observe and meet patient needs.
Obtains patient data accurately and documents information (vital signs, etc.).
Performs basic patient care procedures as defined in unit-based competency orientation (thermal applications, non-sterile soaks, application of simple dressings, perineal care, and Point of Care Laboratory waived testing, to include but not limited to glucose and urine testing, etc.).
Reports actual and potential problems concerning patients, families, staff and their departments to the Registered Nurse. Responds to questions from patient, families and significant others in a prompt, courteous, positive manger, referring them to appropriate personnel if necessary.
Performs other duties as assigned. Maintains Clinical ladder requirements as appropriate.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.