Under the direction and supervision of Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses, administers direct nursing care consistent with the nursing care plan including treatment, hygiene, assisting with procedures, and monitoring vital signs. Accepts additional tasks as assigned. Performs necessary clerical duties by computing and maintaining records for a nursing unit. Overall management of the nursing station including taking off physician orders, answering telephones, answering patient call lights, ordering supplies and obtaining supplies and other duties as needed. Job may include direct supervision of students at the discretion of the area supervisor. Employee must have the same licensure or have completed the same training to satisfy the requirements of the discipline of the student. Direct supervision means the primary caregiver is readily available to the student throughout the shift.
Patient care experience preferred. Must show proficiency in performing nursing assistant duties. Knowledge of medical terminology desirable. Experience as a ward clerk or unit secretary preferred. Performs in accordance with delineated job responsibilities and satisfactorily completes a yearly evaluation based on these responsibilities. Must possess the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively meet the needs of the patient/internal & external customer.
Required Job Qualifications Include:
Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider
Successful completion of a Nursing Assistant training program or currently enrolled in nursing program with completion of a nursing fundamentals course or certified as an EMT.
Certification as a Nurse Assistant preferred.
Working knowledge of medical terminology.
Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
Ability to quickly make decisions to report patient condition with minimal supervision.
Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.
HCA Inc - 23 months ago
Summerville Medical Center is a 94-bed, acute-care hospital with a 24-hour emergency room and comprehensive medical services. The facility...