Job Description

Employment Type:
Full Time 80
Shift:
Day
Other Shift Details:
10hrs. 630-5 4 days a week
Job Code:
BO4C

Job Summary

Under the supervision and/or direction of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse, assists in the treatment and care of patients. Providing patient handling assistance to support and function as part of the hospital's patient care team. Reports to Nurse Manager.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education
High school diploma or equivalent.

Minimum Work Experience
Previous experience as a nurse assistant preferred. Ability to follow written or verbal instructions and to relate well to patients and visitors. Must be willing to rotate days off, shifts and weekends; may be required to work overtime.

Required Skills
Employee must demonstrate ability to recognize patients' individual needs based on medical conditions, age (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, young adults, middle-aged and geriatric), limitations and planned procedures.
Requires physical strength and endurance necessary to lift, turn, and transport patients without causing injury to patient or self.
Requires the knowledge of lift and transfer skills to perform essential job functions without injury to patients. On the job training is provided.
Requires the ability to properly use various equipment used in transportation (wheelchairs, stretchers, IV poles, etc.).
Requires the knowledge to conduct tasks according to departmental standards for timeliness, safety, and communications.
Requires excellent customer service skills and the ability to problem solve and prioritize workload under pressure.
Requires strong verbal skills to provide precise instructions to staff.
Knowledge of emergency procedures; training will be provided.
Must demonstrate ability to recognize patients' individual needs based on medical conditions, age (pediatrics, adolescents, young adults, middle aged, and geriatric), limitations and planned procedures.
Requires prior knowledge of Braden Assessment.

Organizational Expectations

Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.

Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.

Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience.

Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.

Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.

Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.

Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.

Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information.

Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization.

Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.

Essential Functions

Provides for patient's personal hygiene: gives bedpans, urinals, baths, oral care, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves, and assists with showers.

Provides for activities of daily living: assists with meals and feeds patients; ambulates, turns, and positions patients; provides fresh water and nourishment between meals.

Transferring, repositioning, and lifting patients who are primarily a two or more person assist; who appear on the Braden Scale. Reaching, stooping, bending, kneeing, and crouching for patient care functions.

Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required. Optimal auditory acuity required. Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or needles is essential to performing assigned duties.

Performs I&O; checks vital signs and weight.

Provides for comfort needs of patients.

Works effectively as a team member in the delivery of care and assists in the orientation of new employees.

Utilizes resources and materials in an efficient and safe manner.

Maintains a safe and attractive environment for patients and co-workers; transports patients and equipment as appropriate.

Promptly answers patients' call lights and requests.

Reports observations of a patient to the nurse caring for the patient to ensure professional assessment.

Instills confidence in the patient by maintaining a neat and attractive appearance and performing duties in a competent and caring manner.

Shows dependability by being punctual; maintains consistent attendance.

Maintains good working relations among all nursing unit personnel and other hospital employees through appropriate communication.

In special areas, performs duties as defined on specialized-skill list.

With specialized training, and written approval, may perform additional and specialized tasks pertinent to assigned area.

Accepts reassignment as needed to provide necessary care for all patients.

Functional Demands

Prolonged periods of standing, walking, or sitting while on duty.
Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.
Transferring, repositioning patients.
Reaching, stooping, bending, kneeing, and crouching for patient care functions.
Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required.
Optimal auditory acuity required.
Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or needles is essential to performing assigned duties.
Ability to perform effectively in a stressful and fast-paced environment.
Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.
Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit. May be subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions need to be taken is essential. Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced. Exposure to limited amounts of hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly extended due to emergency circumstances.
Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.

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