The Nursing Assistant (NA) performs a range of patient care in a variety of settings. The Nursing Assistant performs care as delegated by a Registered Nurse to those patients on a medical surgical unit. The NA performs work in assisting other medical personnel in the care or treatment of patients who have serious and sometimes life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions. The NA will assist nursing staff with direct patient care. The duties of the Nursing Assistant (NA) include, but are not limited to: Assists the RN in the care and treatment of the patient; observes and reports to the charge nurse changes in patient behavior, attitude, bodily complaints, and appearance. The NA will recognize emergency situations and intervene within the scope of practice while awaiting assistance. Assists the charge nurse with dressing changes and complex procedures. Documents using CPRS, electronic medical chart, Documents tracking boards within scope of practice Communicates to the RN any concerns voiced by either the patient, family member or staff. Communicates and coordinates with the RN any time that a patient needs to go off the floor for other services within the hospital. Transports patient to and from procedures as needed. The NA will be able to utilize all lifting equipment to the fullest capability to assist the patient in getting in and out of bed. Helps educate and show other staff how to use the equipment safely and effectively. Acts as a resource for other NA staff members on the floor. The NA will be the preceptor for other NA's when they come to the floor. Will join committees (as per Nurse Manager) to help enhance their role on the floor in caring for patients. Work Schedule: Day shift with rotation; 0745-1615 Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant- Med/Surg/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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