Job Description

Location: Carney Hospital
Posted Date: 12/30/2021

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:






If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

TITLE: Nursing Assistant




REPORTS TO: Patient Care Director

DATE: 8/10/16


The Nursing Assistant, under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse, performs a variety of direct and indirect activities in caring for the personal and comfort needs of patients according to Standards, Policies and Procedures of the Carney Hospital. He/she reports to the Clinical Manager.


Responsibilities & Standards:

  • Age Appropriate Care:
    • Utilizes knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan to provide direct patient care as assigned under the direction and supervision of the RN and according to shift routine and Nursing Policy and Procedures.
    • Provides care as appropriate to patients with age specific related needs from adolescence through adulthood and geriatrics
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADLS)
    • Bathing (including shaving and oral hygiene)
    • Elimination
    • Hydration/ Nutrition
    • Mobility including ambulation, assists with patient repositioning to provide maximum comfort, aids Transport and transports patients as needed
    • Assists patients with meal and feeds patient as necessary
    • Notifies RN of any issues related to ADLs such as skin issues, incontinence, mobility and swallowing.
    • Provides post-mortem care
  • Safety
    • Participates in handoff from licensed staff and provides handoff to all members of the healthcare team.
    • Assists RN with implementing Fall Prevention Strategies such as bed/chair exit alarms, use of fall bracelets and nonskid slippers
    • Provides safe care to patients at risk for falls, does not leave patients at risk unattended on commode or toilet
    • Rounds on patients hourly with attention to toileting, pain, positioning and location of personal items.
    • Consistently keeps patient's bed in low position with side bed rails up, bed locked and call light within reach.
    • Responds to call lights promptly
    • Performs observation for one to four patients for safety.
    • Performs observation for one to one observation for patients at high risk for suicide or patients in restraint for violent or self-destructive behavior.
    • Maintains a direct line of sight with the patient, visualizing patients using the bathroom, sleeping and during visits and during meetings with members of the healthcare team.
    • Notes changes in patient status and reports these immediately to the RN. Examples include the patient is snoring or sounds/appears to have difficulty breathing, becomes very quiet or motionless.
    • Recognizes patient emergency situations and calls for help. Utilizes Code Blue and Rapid Response button as necessary.
    • Documents patient safety observations every 15 minutes on Patient Observation Monitoring Tool.
    • Aids in the application and release of restraint under the direction licensed staff.
  • Documentation
    • Consistently and accurately obtains and records the following information for patients as assigned according to shift routine and policy. Reports abnormal/unusual results to RN immediately.
        • Intake & Output
        • Vital Signs
        • Weights/other parameters as directed
    • Collects specimens for laboratory testing and instructs patients as necessary. Collection shall include labeling and placing (with requisition) in hazardous bag in appropriate place.
  • Technology
  • Remains current with email. Reads and composes emails as needed.
  • Remains current with education provided by learning management system
  • Demonstrates familiarity with intranet for information regarding Employee Health, Human Resources, MSDS and other job-related links
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  • Infection Control.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to all infection control procedures including handwashing techniques, universal precautions, dwell time of cleaning products and pre-cleaning of reusable equipment.
    • Assist in keeping the unit and patient care areas, clean and orderly on a daily basis and ongoing as needed.
    • Stock carts and empty laundry hampers prn during shift and at end of each shift as assigned.
    • Cleans equipment and tags items according to policy (e.g. commode, EKG, I.V. poles)
    • Prepares patient rooms for admission including orientation to the room.
    • Upon discharge, removes linens and any supplies prior to housekeeping clean.
  • Communication/interpersonal skills.
  • Answers telephone in courteous manner, identifies self, relays messages accurately.
  • Greets and assists staff, visitors, patients, as needed throughout the hospital.
  • Reports on/off to RN at change of shift and whenever leaving nursing unit. Report should include all pertinent information via SBAR format.
  • Exhibits self-directed behavior and works co-operatively with the RN and other co-workers to complete assignments. Organizes work to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to co-operate, receptiveness to new ideas and accepts constructive criticism and/or assistance readily.
  • Exhibits behavior that is not abrasive, rude, abrupt, domineering or condescending when interacting with patients, visitors or other employees.
  • Exhibits enthusiasm and initiative in performing assigned tasks and demonstrates productive use of free time by taking on additional tasks without being asked.
  • Projects poise and a positive image. ID Badge must be worn while at work.
  • Protects organization’s values by keeping patient information confidential.
  • Standards of Behavior: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Empathy, Stewardship
  • Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.
  • Serves and protects hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements and Joint Commission standards.

Performs other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to patients ranging in age from adolescence through adulthood and geriatrics.
  • Increases job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and completed all associated Steward University modules.


  1. Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Documented completion of training program with six (6) months experience or enrolled in Nursing Program with at least one (l) semester completed
  2. Experience: 6 months related course work/experience required
  3. Certification/Licensure: CNA preferred. Current BLS certification through either AHA or Red Cross required.
  4. Software/Hardware: Meditech preferred.

Additional Information

Important COVID message

Please note, Carney Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously canceled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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