Licensed Nursing Assistant
Provides direct, age-specific care under the direction of an RN or an LPN.
PRACTICE STANDARDS/ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Assists RN or LPN in the implementation of patient care.
Ensures patient safety and protection; collects and records vital signs and reports changes to RN; performs simple nursing procedures under the direction of the RN or LPN; uses/manages equipment safely and appropriately.
Communicates with patients, team members, and management in an accurate, timely manner.
Talks with, listens to patients/team members; reports pertinent, concise information; completes charting in a timely manner; manages computer charting/ordering as appropriate; protects confidentiality of patient/colleagues.
Applies critical thinking skills and considers alternatives.
Organizes multitask workload; prioritizes tasks/work; seeks assistance as necessary; collects data from multiple sources as necessary; organizes/delivers basic care for multiple patient assignment under the direction of an RN or LPN.
Develops and maintains human care relationships.
Understands the impact illness/hospitalization have on patients/families; adapts care for diverse populations and environments; advocates for needs of clients; provides care in ethical and legal manner; refers concerns/issues to RN or LPN.
Manages self and resources effectively.
Acknowledges limits of experience and capability; identifies learning needs and seeks resources; utilizes equipment and supplies appropriately; maintains clean, orderly environment of care; ensures traffic control in “sensitive areas”; seeks out and accepts feedback; requests assistance appropriately.
Interacts in professional manner--communicates directly, verbalizes scope of practice for self and others.
Assists with or reinforces teaching in delivery of care with a focus on heath promotion.
Collaborates with RN to provide information to patient.
Applies knowledge of the patient populations served within unit/area of hire.
Provides age-specific care; applies knowledge of expected norms in care.
Demonstrates the unit-specific skills required for assigned role and service area in collaboration with the RN.
With validation of competency, may discontinue peripheral intravenous devices, and foley catheters.
standards related to:
Patient Safety: reports actual or potential medical/health care errors, near-misses or other opportunities to improve patient safety.
Participates in safety education, safety, quality and performance improvement initiatives.
Customer Service/Patient Centered Care: shows genuine concern, respect, and ability to communicate cordially with patients, visitors, physicians, and other employees; is sensitive to customer inconveniences and responds accordingly.
Confidentiality, compliance, patient/provider rights: Adheres to corporate and professional codes of conduct, Standards of Excellence, HIPAA privacy standards.
Attendance, punctuality, meetings: Participates in continuing education programs & mandatory education to maintain competence and gain additional skills & documents attendance.
Annual absenteeism will not exceed HR standards, attends at least 50% of staff meetings, reads communications.
Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, Unit Manager and/or Director
Licensure by State of
as a Licensed Nursing Assistant, current BCLS.
Six months’ experience as an LNA.
HCA Inc - 18 months ago