Job Description

Job Title: Nursing Assistant - SPCU –Surgical Progressive Care unit
Job ID: 674451
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Night with Rotation
Shift: Night Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Surgical PCU
Location: , Altoona PA


Full Time - Night with Rotation

This is a union (AFSCME) position

Posted:  3/8/2018


Functions as a member of the nursing team in providing patient care and other related activities under the direction of the registered nurse in accordance with level of training.


  • Accurately enters I & O into computer.
  • Answers nurse call system promptly and responds appropriately.
  • Assists in utilization of patient protective mechanisms and restraints as directed.
  • Assists patients in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort; adheres to instructions issued by a team leader/Clinical Manager and follows established routine. Assists in the transfer, transport and discharge of patients. Assists patients in activities of daily living. Assists, as directed, with care of patients.
  • Assists with toileting; collects and labels urine and fecal specimens. Assists patients into and out of bed and in turning, lifting, positioning, and ambulating.
  • Carries out other related activities as required by the Hospital to ensure quality patient are. Adheres to universal precautions. Complies with established occupational exposure policies.
  • Cleans and stores equipment, restocks supplies and checks for outdates routinely.
  • Maintains patient's environment. Performs other assigned work such as general cleaning of nursing unit rooms, cupboards, and refrigerators; passes clean linen/bags and collects soiled linen.
  • Makes patients rounds as directed.
  • Prepares patients for meals and nourishment; serves and collects trays; feeds or assists with feeding, as directed; provides fresh water and in between meal nourishment.
  • Provides for recreational and/or diversional activities for patients as directed.
  • Responds appropriately to emergency situations, i.e., CPR.
  • Runs errands as required to meet patient care needs.
  • Stamps necessary forms and cards for patients.
  • Takes and records temperatures, pulses, respirations, blood glucose and blood pressures; gives enemas and peri-care as directed by registered nurse. Records vital signs in computer.


Education and Formal Training Required: Must be a high school graduate or hold a GED diploma. Must have successful completion of an approved nursing assistant program. Must maintain CPR certification.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $0 to $11.30

Union Position: Yes

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