High School Graduate or equivalent education. Nursing student who has completed a basic clinical skills lab preferred. Certified Nursing Assistant or military equivalent; or at least 6 months hospital or long-term care experience in a similar role. Must pass the Nurse Tech -Inpatient test with a score of 80% prior to hire. Must successfully complete competency verification before starting on assigned unit. Requires detailed knowledge of specific procedures in terms of what and how work is to be done as well as why it is done, this level includes interpretation of data. This staff member must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of patients served.
Primary Job Functions
Performs specific patient care procedures (such as, phlebotomy, wound care, gastric and urethral tube insertion and bedside testing) under the direction of a licensed Nurse and / or performs specific support-procedures for the operation of a Nursing or Clinical Department. Operates patient monitoring systems.
Monitors, collects and records information in the patient record. Collects and records vital signs, weights, and other patient data. Transports patients and documents action in patient record.
Participates in the nutritional well being of patients through tray delivery, assistance with patient set-up and feeding. Accurately records input and output.
Assists with activities of daily living such as personal hygiene (shaving, mouth care, foot care, pericare and bathing),positioning and ambulation.
Rounds on patients and families frequently to assess and address personal needs, concerns or comfort related issues. Reports information to responsible nurse for resolution when necessary.
Inserts and removes gastric and urethral tubes. Performs enemas and disimpactions.
Operates patient monitoring systems specific to unit needs (such as, cardiac and fetal heart monitoring). Performs bedside testing such as Oximetry, ECG, Glucometery, urinalysis and other tests.
Presbyterian Healthcare Services - 15 months ago