North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

  • Nursing Assistant - Certified - Med Surg

    Job Location US-AR-Harrison
    Job ID
    7:00am to 7:00pm
    Part-Time With Out Benefits
  • 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


    • 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




    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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