The certified nurse assistant contributes to the nursing process by performing patient care and non-patient care activities as delegated by a licensed nurse. Reports to As Assigned Education, Experience and Skills Requirements Graduate of a state approved program for nursing assistants. High school graduate or GED preferred, but not required. Must have good human relations and communication skills. Must be able to follow procedures and instructions given by the licensed nurse. Must be able to acquire a basic knowledge of patient care principles, medical terminology and equipment within the assigned service area. Licensure/Certification Requirement Certification as a Nursing Assistant is required. Job Specific Competencies
Assessment: Contributes to the assessment of the health status of patients by collecting basic objective and subjective data, identified by the licensed nurse, from observations and interviews.
Diagnosis: Identifies basic signs and symptoms of deviations from normal health status and provides basic information which licensed nurses use in the identification of problems and needs.
Planning: Contributes to the development of the plan of care for individuals by reporting basic data.
Implementation: Participates in the giving of direct patient care by assisting with activities of daily living, providing comfort measures and emotional support to patients whose condition is stable and predictable, documenting and communicating completion of delegated nursing interventions and patient responses and seeks guidance and direction when appropriate.
Evaluation: Contributes to the evaluation by documenting and communicating patient responses and assists with collecting data.
Prepares work areas and equipment to facilitate the licensed nurse/provider in performing patient care.
Performs general clerical and office support duties to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the service.
Core Competencies Customer Service
Interacts with customers in a warm and friendly way.
Takes immediate action to meet customer requests or needs.
Listens to understand what customers have to say. Safety
Recognizes safety hazards and takes corrective action; seeking assistance when needed.
Demonstrates knowledge of operational policies and procedures.
Performs work safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. System Behavior
Makes a decision considering the impact of the decision on other areas.
Initiates collaboration with others outside of service area.
Demonstrates personal commitment to the principles, values, and ethics of the organization.
Models accountability for learning by sharing knowledge and learning from others. Interpersonal/Communication/Relationships
Builds effective working relationships.
Expresses appreciation to others for their work.
Treats others with respect. Leadership Competencies
Demonstrates both knowledge and application of Sanford policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Demonstrates the ability to take charge, take unpopular stands if necessary, face difficult situations, and is looked to for direction from others.
Facilitates and supports change within the Sanford Health.
Demonstrates commitment to continuous learning for themselves and staff. Information Management Competencies
Demonstrates skill in accessing, preparing and using information as relevant to position.
Verbalizes and demonstrates knowledge of procedures for maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family and other medical information. Equipment Competencies
Demonstrates skill in use of equipment relevant to position; verbalizes knowledge of appropriate safety procedures.
Diagnoses equipment problems; fixes or seeks out someone to fix. Blood Exposure
This position is classified as a Category I position under OSHA guidelines with high risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials. Supervisory Dimension Physical Requirements: View Physical Requirements