Surg-Cardio Nursing Assistant - Per Diem/As Needed
At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral 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:
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.
Performs all patient care activities under the direction of a 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 patients getting in and out of bed.Stays with restless patients.
- Orients patient to call l light and side rails, maintains accessibility and answers call light in a
- Makes and instructs in the use of cough pillows and assists in the collection of medical data, vital signs.
Assists the Registered Nurse with specific components of admission, transfer, and discharge of patients:
- Preparation of the unit and assembling patients' belongings.
- Transferring patient to bed.
Assists the Registered Nurse with ADLs:
- Partial bed baths, assistance with shower and sit baths, as appropriate for patient.
- Fills water pitchers serves nourishments.
- Records intake and output and assists with collection of specimens.
Documents vital signs, I&O on appropriate forms.
Disposes of trash and linen on an ongoing basis.
May be required to float, within competencies, to other units, as needed.
Knowledgeable and compliant with infectious diseases policy and procedures:
- Appropriately cares for patients on precautions & uses protective measures as deemed appropriate.
- Separates infectious materials and disposes of them appropriately.
Minimum Education; Experience; Skills/abilities and Certifications:
High School diploma or equivalency - Nursing Assistant Certification preferred.
Requires previous Nursing Assistant experience or for nursing students, two clinical rotations completed.
Able to communicate verbally and in writing in the English language.
Able to complete mathematical computations required to perform treatment protocols.
Able to lift, transfer and move patients.
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.