The Nursing Assistant performs basic patient care activities as delegated by the registered Nurse, which assist the nursing staff in providing for quality patient care.
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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.
- Position Function: The Nursing Assistant performs basic patient care activities as delegated by the registered Nurse, which assist the nursing staff in providing for quality patient care.
- Job Relationships: Supervised and/or reportable to the following, by job category:Registered Nurse Patient Care Director or designee Must be able to collaborate and effectively communicate with Registered Nurses and other health care professionals.
- Authority: To give basic patient care as delegated by the Registered Nurse, as well as other assigned tasks.
- Responsibilities/Essential Functions: "Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers, and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards."Performs all patient care activities under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Functions in the role of assistant to the nursing staff or to the Registered Nurse. Performs non-nursing functions which impact and contribute to the quality of patient care as directed by the Registered Nurse. Provides and maintains a safe and comfortable environment for the patient: Assists in the collection of medical data, vital signs. Makes and instructs in the use of cough pillows. Stays with restless patients Orients patient to call l light and side rails, maintains accessibility and answers call light in a timely fashion. Assists patients getting in and out of bed. Assists the Registered Nurse with specific components of admission, transfer, and discharge of patients: Accompanying patients as directed.Assembling patients' belongings.Transferring patient to bed.Preparation of the unit. Assists the Registered Nurse with ADLs: Records intake and output. Fills water pitchers serves nourishments. Partial bed baths, assistance with shower and sit baths, as appropriate for patient. Assists with collection of specimens.Documents vital signs, I&O on appropriate forms.
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.
Important COVID message
Please note, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center 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 cancelled 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.
This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.