Certified Nurse Aide/Nurse Aide – Nights

Under the general supervision of the Charge Nurse or Clinic Manager, administers direct bedside nursing care to patients/residents assigned, assuring their safety and comfort. Observes instructions of the nursing/clinical staff and performs in line with established routine, providing maximum resident /clinical care services to assure well­being of residents/patients to the greatest degree.

Department: Nursing
Chain of Command: Certified Nurse Aide/Nurse Aide, LVN, RN, RN Charge, Director of Nursing and Clinical Services, CEO
Shift(s): Hourly, Non Exempt, Call Pay, Shift Differential, Specialty Pay
Location(s): Memorial Health Care Center
Supervises: No One

Job Summary

Under the supervision of nursing staff members, assist in providing nursing patient care, prepares records, and maintains a clean environment.

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • extended periods of standing or walking
  • manual dexterity
  • pushing/pulling
  • repetitive motion
  • lifting/carrying >= 50 lbs
  • crawling
  • climbing
  • kneeling/bending
  • visual acuity
  • hearing acuity

Work Conditions

  • inside
  • occasional highly stressful

Hazards

  • OHSA Blood Bourne Pathogens Class I

Job Qualifications

Education

  • High school graduate or equivalent

Licensure, Registry, Certification:

  • BLS Certification Preferred
  • Certified Nurse Aide preferred but not required

Personal Job Related Skills

  • Ability to read and write
  • Effective oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to follow verbal or written instructions

Experience

Prior Work Experience

  • One year of experience in a medical setting preferred

Technical Training

  • Nursing assistant course desirable

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assures that each patient receives quality care.

  • Performs personal care according to individuals’ needs including bathing, perineal care, shaving, grooming hair, mouth/oral care as condition warrants, and as directed, feeding patient and collecting specimens
  • Keeps patient room neat and tidy at all times, patient dry and free of secretions, and answers call lights promptly
  • Performs procedures designed to prevent physical deterioration of skin to include patient repositioning, giving skin care, getting patients out of bed, ambulating as directed, working gently and handling patients with special conditions in a specified manner and performing catheter care as directed
  • Provides age appropriate care from neonate to geriatric

Provides respect to patients, family and co-workers

  • Avoids unnecessary exposure during care
  • Speaks politely to and considers preferences of patients
  • Includes patients in decision making
  • Introduces self and states why they are there
  • Refrains from engaging in casual conversations with coworkers in open areas in view of patients and visitors
  • Performs proper body substance isolation when handling potentially infectious materials or direct contact

Participates in patient care management

  • Reports important facts or observations to LVN, RN, or supervisor
  • Attends shift report and makes notes of facts that are important to nursing care
  • Assists in the transportation of patients

Functions proficiently in a nursing unit modalities

Maintains accurate and timely records according to hospital policy and procedures

  • Documents vital signs, intake and output, and appropriate portion of admission history as directed

Job Related Factors

  • Communicates positively and respectfully to audience (coworkers, patients, physicians, and others
  • Performs required tasks without prompting and adjusts appropriately to situations
  • Adheres to the attendance policy
  • Follows District and Department Policies
  • Attends required meetings and in-services
  • Participates in Hospital District Safety Program and QA Programs
  • Uses time and resources wisely
  • Maintains HIPAA, keeping patient and hospital confidentiality
  • Maintains adequate supplies of items needed to perform job, orders, or reports low items to supervisor
  • Practices proper phone etiquette, identifying self and department
  • Reports adverse events regarding patients, guests, or self to supervisor  immediately

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