This position is responsible for assisting the professional nurse in the delivery of patient care, transporting patient and / or equipment, setting up and maintaining patient rooms, reordering and stocking supplies. The nursing assistant does not work autonomously but under the direction of a professional nurse. He / she may or may not be given a patient care assignment based unit needs and the discretion of the manager / charge nurse. Physical Demands: Standing, walking, lifting above shoulder 32 lbs, lifting waist level 45 lbs, lifting below knee 40 lbs, carry waist level, balance, pushing, hearing, repetitive actions, speaking, seeing/visual. Mental Demands: Frequent people contact, irregular work schedule, frequent interruptions, decision making skills, concentration, ability to work independently, multitasking, organizational skills, working with others and frequent deadlines.
High School Diploma / G.E.D. Active Registry on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry and six months to one year NA experience or a current Junior nursing student with at least 1 semester of clinicals completed. Written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, BLS certification are all required.