North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

Nursing Assistant - Certified- BHU

US-AR-Harrison
Job ID
2017-2412
Category
Nursing
Shift
Varies
NARMC
Type
PRN

Overview

Responsible for performing simple specified nursing duties related to patient care, such as bathing, vital signs, enemas, non-sterile surgical dressings and patient observation

Assists in preparation of supplies and maintain cleanliness and order on the nursing unit

Responsibilities

  • Vital sign monitoring (B/P, Temperatures (all), Pulse, Resp)
  • Bed bath (complete and partial)
  • Tub bath
  • Bed making (unoccupied, occupied and surgery)
  • Oral hygiene care (conscious and unconscious patients)
  • Care of patient’s teeth
  • Care of patient’s hair, shaving, fingernail care, foot care
  • Keeps unit clean and neat
  • Answers lights promptly and with courtesy
  • Cleans and makes unit ready to receive new patients
  • Admits and discharges patient
  • Identifies patient properly
  • Assists with lifting correctly
  • Proper use of wheelchair and transfer of patient to wheelchair
  • Transfer of patient from bed to stretcher and transport
  • Range of motion exercises and turning patient and proper body alignment in bed
  • Measuring height
  • Weighing patient with bed scales and regular scales
  • Passing and picking up trays
  • Documentation of intake (oral, supplements, snacks & meals)
  • Gives and removes bedpans and urinals
  • Measures outputs (urine, Levine’s, drainage tubes, stool)
  • Admits patient with orientation to call light, T.V. control, telephone, bill of rights and completes clothing list
  • Observes patient’s condition and reports abnormal reactions and changes in patient condition to supervisor immediately
  • Collects specimens (urine, stool and sputum)
  • Post mortem care
  • Demonstrates knowledge of how to use equipment pertaining to patient care.  How to maintain and clean equipment
  • Application of restraints, documentation on flow sheet of checks of restraints
  • CPR certification and Heimlich maneuver
  • Use of mechanical patient lift
  • Able to answer telephone courtesy and professionally
  • Completes assignments in a timely manner
  • Cooperates with members of the medical team in coordinating patient’s total care needs
  • Performs and responds appropriately & effectively in emergency situations
  • Demonstrates effective communication methods & skills
  • Uses the lines of authority appropriately
  • Communicates effectively with patients and families
  • Dresses appropriately and meets hygiene standards
  • Practices cost containment
  • Demonstrates professional medical care to the sick & disabled without regard to race, sex, age, creed, religion or inability to pay
  • Has knowledge and demonstrates appropriate care for patient’s growth and developmental needs
  • Transports patients to other areas
  • Performs pulse oximetry
  • Applies Cardiac monitor
  • Does ACCU Blood Glucose checks
  • Follows through on tests or procedures left from a previous shift & reports any incomplete assignments to assure continuity of care
  • Has knowledge and demonstrates appropriate care of nutrition needs
  • Demonstrates appropriate care in regard to patient’s cultural beliefs, values and religion

Qualifications

Education:

 

Needs to have completed nurse aide course or shows on-job training period and demonstrates ability to perform duties assigned to aide

 

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:

  • CNA certification
  • BLS required re-certification every 2 years

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must exhibit ability to read and understand written instructions as well as comprehend verbal instructions.
  • Demonstrates sympathy, understanding, and tact in working with patients, families and co-workers.
  • Shows initiative and judgment in giving patient care.
  • Needs to have completed nurse aide course or shows on-job training period and demonstrates ability to perform duties assigned to aide
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English

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