Under the direction and supervision of a Registered Professional Nurse, the Unit Assistant provides patients with limited basic care and comfort measures. Performs housekeeping duties in patient rooms and designated area of nursing divisions. Assists in inventory of supplies, linens and equipment. Transports patients as directed.
Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission and values
1. Performs patient care activities/duties as assigned. 10%
2. Transports patients as assigned. 50%
3. Checks inventory/restocks supplies. 20%
4. Maintains environmental cleanliness. 10%
5. Performs all other duties as assigned. 7.0%
6. Assists in other areas of Surgical Services as requested. 1.5%
7. Transports specimens and blood products to lab and blood bank as assigned. 1.5%
1. One year previous experience in Environmental Services, as a Nursing Assistant Transported, Patient Assistant or Nutritional Service Aide preferred.
2. Successful completion of the “Applicant Profile” questions regarding experiences at work/school, problem solving and work situations.
3. Able to address specific age related needs of the patient. Nursing Units may provide care to neonates/infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric adults.
High school diploma or GED preferred.
Employee is required to walk continuously and sit occasionally. Employee must lift/carry a light load (1-20lbs.), medium load (21-50lbs.), and heavy (50+ lbs) load frequently. Employee may be required to lift over 100 lbs with assistance. Employee is frequently required to bend, squat, kneel, crawl, climb or lift from waist to overhead. Employee is occasionally required to reach forward and reach overhead. For repetitive action, employee is required to use both hands for simple grasping and pushing/pulling. Employee is occasionally exposed to the following environmental conditions: fumes, radiation, electrical hazard and CRT terminal work. Employee is frequently exposed to blood borne pathogens. Verbal and cognitive, as well as motor coordination and manual dexterity are required. Speech, hearing and near-visual acuity are required. May be required to work in other area of the Surgical Services Department. May be needed to work other shifts.
(Occasionally: 1-33%, Frequently: 34-66%, Continuously: 67-100%)
The most significant of duties are included but this does not exclude occasional work assignments not mentioned or developmental duties.
STANDARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY:
THESE “JOB DUTIES” REQUIRE ONGOING VALIDATION FOR COMPETENCY, YEARLY PARTICIPATION IN PROGRAMS ON STANDARD PRECAUTIONS, BLOOD BORNE PATHOGENS AND FIRE AND SAFETY ARE REQUIRED.
Member of a comprehensive healthcare team, including other healthcare providers, the patient, the patient’s family and significant others.
Takes direction from: MANAGERS/CHARGE NURSE/RN
Provides direction to:
Supervised by: MANAGERS/CHARGE NURSE
STANDARD FOR ATTENDANCE/PUNCTUALITY:
Meets Hospital-wide Attendance Control Policy as defined by the Surgical Services Department (see Policy).
UNIT SPECIFIC SKILLS/COMPETENCY – UNIT ASSISTANT
Demonstrates competency when performing unit specific procedures/technical skills as evidenced by observation, return demonstration and/or written examination. Competency is evaluated during orientation by preceptors and managers as well as annually. See Unit Specific Orientation Checklists.
STANDARD FOR GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Works toward improvement of overall performance with managerial guidance. This is evidenced by:
• Participating in continued education activities relevant to work area by acquiring any mandatory requirements annually.
NO PERSON SHALL BE DENIED EMPLOYMENT OR OPPORTUNITY FOR ADVACEMENT WHO SATISFIES THE REQUISITE SKILL, EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION AND PERFORMS THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB.
Mission: Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian heritage and its ministry of healing, St. Luke’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health of the community. Using talents and resources responsibly, our medical staff, employees and volunteers provide care for the whole person with compassion, professional excellence, and respect for each other and those we serve.
Core Values: Human Dignity, Justice, Excellence, Compassion, and Stewardship.
Human Dignity: Demonstrates respect for the dignity and needs of patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers.
Justice: Honors each person’s rights and responsibilities by working as a team player to provide positive patient outcomes.
Excellence: Demonstrates creativity and inventiveness in improving the ways in which work-related tasks are performed. Also strives for excellence in the services that he/she provides.
Compassion: Demonstrates caring beyond “It’s My Job” and utilizes positive interpersonal skills.
Stewardship: Demonstrates honesty and acts with integrity. Also demonstrates the ability to work in a safe, cost-effective and efficient manner.
Communication Standards: Promotes and provides courteous and effective communication with internal and external customers.