Unit Assistant NA UC T2 Galichia Heart Hospital
Galichia Heart Hospital - Wichita, KS

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Collaborates with and receives direction from the Unit Director and/or Resource Nurse and/or House Supervisors.
  • Identifies situations that decrease efficiency of care or ineffective use of resources at the unit, department, and hospital levels.
  • Demonstrates openness to innovative ideas and change.
  • Reviews and documents/completes shift-occurring incident reports.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
  • Identifies self learning needs and seeks ways to meet these in order to maintain current competency and response to new clinical demands.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with staff, all members of the health care team and hospital administration.
  • Supports the values and mission of Galichia Heart Hospital promoting positive guest relations to the patients, families of patients, medical staff, and general public and other employees of the hospital.
  • Answers telephone and processes orders as per Unit Checklist.
  • Displays professional communication and attire per Galichia Heart Hospital Dress Code and Expectations.
  • Demonstrates proactive approach in productivity.
  • Required to cross train and float to other care areas in time of low census or need.
  • Adheres to all HIPPA policies and procedures with protected health information.
  • Acts as a role model for colleagues and students.
  • Shares new knowledge and best practices with colleagues.
  • Follows Standard Precautions and OSHA Guidelines.
  • Assists with orienting patients and family members to the unit/department/room.
  • Participates in and receives report at the start of care.
  • Plans and organizes work assignment; prioritizes needs of the patients.
  • Supports nursing staff in a calm, efficient manner during acute, emergency situations.
  • Bathes and provides perineal care for patients; dependent upon patient ability.
  • Provides assistance with Activities of Daily Living including but not limited to: brushing hair, oral care, shaving, etc.
  • Makes occupied and/or unoccupied beds.
  • Measures and reports vital signs: temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure.
  • Weighs patients.
  • Measures and records intake and output.
  • Documents all cares provided in the medical record.
  • Provides care that minimizes the risk of skin breakdown by being attentive to the patient's hygiene, proper positioning and injury prevention.
  • Observes and reports the presence of skin breakdown to nursing staff.
  • Properly and safely lifts, moves, transfers, and positions patients in bed, wheelchairs and/or gurneys/carts.
  • Provides range of motion exercises.
  • Safely feeds patients as ordered, following prescribed feeding protocols.
  • Provides adequate care to ill/injured patients under the direction of the nursing staff.
  • Accurately observes, recognizes changes and reports to nursing staff in a timely manner.
  • Communicates any changes from the patients baseline or "unusual" observations to the nurse in a timely manner.
  • Reports accidents, with or without injury, promptly.
  • Assists with post-mortem care as directed by nursing staff.
  • Accepts constructive criticism from immediate supervisors and take corrective action.
  • Demonstrates respectful relationships with supervisors, co-workers and interdepartmental staff.
  • Completes all assigned tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Keeps patient rooms and corridors free of clutter.
  • Uses equipment in a safe manner.
  • Answers telephone and processes orders as per Unit Checklist.
  • Performs Accu-Checks as directed; recording and reporting results to the nursing staff.
  • Completes Unit Specific competencies during orientation and annually.
Qualifications

LICENSURE OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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BLS required

Current C.N.A., Medical Assistant, EMT or Paramedic certification/licensure required

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