Job Description

Posted Date: 5/1/2019
General Duties
  • Collects, reports, and documents data: Vital signs, height and weight, intake and output, and collects specimens. Immediately notifies patient’s nurse or Charge RN of abnormalities.
  • Assists with patient activities and care as assigned by the Charge RN as indicated by the patient’s plan of care.
  • Provides for patients’ personal hygiene including: Baths, oral care, linen change, non-invasive and non-sterile treatments, skin care, assistance with elimination, care of incontinent patient, urinary catheter care, vaginal irrigations and cleansing enemas.
  • Assists with feeding, documenting intake.
  • Ambulates, positions/repositions patients with altered mobility.
  • Completes treatments, interventions, tests, and procedures in timely and accurate manner.
  • Notifies patient’s nurse or Charge RN of change in patient condition.
  • Manages patient crisis appropriately.
  • Provides emotional support to patients and significant others.
  • Functions as advocate to patients and significant others.
  • Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with patients/significant others.
  • Incorporates cultural/religious/psychosocial aspects of illness/hospitalization for patients/significant others into plan of care.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement initiatives.
  • Reports risk management and patient safety concerns to appropriate persons.
  • Complies with the National Patient Safety Goals.
  • Participates in full continuum of Core Measures.
  • Serves as resource for unit functioning, i.e., equipment repairs, supplies, use of infrequently used equipment.
  • Demonstrates flexibility with work assignments, willing to cross-train/float to other areas as needed.
  • Assists in new employee orientation.
  • Understands and utilizes the chain of command.

Licenses/Certifications

Must possess Basic Cardiac Life Support certification. Completion of formal training with certification as Certified Nursing Assistant required.

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