High School diploma or GED is required.
Participates in the assessment of patient needs and communicates with the health care team.
Provides basic, direct patient care under the guidance from the Registered Nurse. Ensures compliance with clinical, administrative, infection control, and safety policies and procedures with guidance from the Registered Nurse.
Primary Job Responsibilities
These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required of the position. Primary job responsibilities constitute approximately 90% of the positions work. To be successful, individuals must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions outlined in this position description.
Responds to patient/family requests (tells patient/family what to expect, when and why; informs patient/family when problems arise.)
Delivers safely direct care to patients as directed by the Registered Nurse with maximum attention to the comfort and satisfaction needs of the patient. Including but not limited to performing phlebotomy, 12 lead EKG on the Mac Vu machine, and obtaining specimens via venipuncture.
Assists in preparing patients for special treatments or procedures and performs surgical scrubs.
Collects physical, social and emotional data on patients; documents and communicates pertinent information to appropriate members of the health care team.
Uses clinical equipment accurately and correctly when needed to perform basic patient care Demonstrates knowledge of aseptic technique.
Demonstrates an understanding of the principles of growth and development to provide age specific treatment and care. Initiates appropriate intervention immediately in a crisis/emergent situation.
Performs basic computer functions including but not limited to entering patient information and providers orders timely and accurately. Demonstrates computer literacy through accurate scheduling of tests, consults and treatments. Accurately completes all forms and records for patient care procedures. Documents patient's vital signs and reports any observations and changes to Registered Nurse. Assist in chart preparation.
Transports patients as needed and demonstrates a supportive and willing attitude. Maintains a tracking system of each patient receiving and disseminating all incoming and outgoing communications for the department.
Assist staff in preparing for the next day’s schedule (i.e., setting up equipment, keeping unit clean and stocked).
Maintains an appropriate inventory of supplies. Submits appropriate work orders, orders supplies, internal and external special orders.
Participates in departmental/unit and staff meetings, orientation/precepting, and education of new and existing staff.
Completes competencies, mandates, and mandatory in-services/education programs in accordance with policies and procedures and remains knowledgeable and current with changes within the hospital.
Practices universal precautions, hand washing techniques, infection control and isolation procedures.
Participates in at least one Quality Improvement activity per year.
Other duties as assigned.
Education, Training & Experience
High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
Hospital patient care experience preferred.
Minimum of one year validated experience as a nursing assistant in a direct medical patient care setting.
Certifications / Licensure
Basic Life Support Certification required within first year of employment.
Required Skills, Abilities and Attributes
Ability to organize and establish day-to-day priorities while utilizing critical thinking skills in all aspects of the job.
Must be able to multitask while remaining professional, focused, composed and positive.
Excellent customer service skills and must display integrity, friendliness and compassion.
Must be able to establish an appropriate and effective rapport with others.
Must be flexible to take initiative and embrace new opportunities to grow both personally and
Problem solving skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Office products: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Strong organizational skills.
Effective interpersonal skills.
Ability to work as part of a team and independently.
Ability to recognize and effectively manage personal boundaries and the ability to manage personal responses to patient care situations.
Uses an understanding of the principles of growth and development to assess each patient's age specific needs and provide age specific treatment and care.
Knowledge in the use of typical clinical equipment and instrumentation utilized in a hospital setting.
Saratoga Hospital - 11 months ago
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