Job Description

Job Title: Nurse Aide - Avalon Springs
Job ID: 180000TR
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Night Job
Facility:
Department: Nursing
Location: 745 Greenville Road, Mercer PA 16137

Description

UPMC Avalon Springs is hiring a full-time Nurse Aide to help support the Nursing department.

 

The shift for this position is overnight. 1015P-645A. (Every other weekend required)

 

Located in Mercer PA, Avalon Springs is a modern nursing facility located on a beautiful 40 acre campus. Every day its staff is dedicated to provide residents with the greatest quality of life by caring for the residents with compassion, dignity, and respect.  If you are looking to jump start your career within a skilled nursing and rehab facility apply to Avalon Springs today!

Purpose:
Provides personal and restorative nursing care and assists with ADLs in accordance with established policies and procedures, as directed by the nurse. Assists in maintaining the highest degree of quality care for geriatric residents and residents of various ages.


Responsibilities:
  • Administers personal and restorative care for geriatric residents and residents of various ages and assist in the activities of daily living for residents/patients in his/her assigned area according to the established policies and procedures of the nursing facility.
  • Provides general care to residents of all ages, including bathing and dressing. Assures residents are properly and comfortably clothed at all times. Administers shampoos and hair care, shaves residents, trims finger nails.
  • Provides restorative nursing care such as positioning residents, lifting and turning residents, ROM, applying/utilizing special equipment, simple skin care, and ambulating and toileting residents.
  • Assists with and/or performs procedures, with proper instruction and supervision, such as: admitting, transferring, discharging residents, taking T.P.R. and BP, measuring and recording intake and output, collecting specimens such as urine or stool.
  • Answers resident call lights, anticipates residents needs, and makes rounds to assigned residents.
  • Compares diet trays with diet orders before serving, serves trays, feeds residents as necessary and removes trays. Assists with or provides personal care after meals.
  • Assists residents to and from bathrooms and provides assistance as necessary. Offers bedpans and urinals and assures incontinent residents are clean and dry, changing linens as needed. Encourages showers and other self-help measures and activities.
  • Assists residents with care of clothing and other personal property (including dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, prosthetic devices, etc.)
  • Observes residents for physical and psychosocial needs, attitudes, reactions, appetites, etc., and reports unusual findings to the RN/LPN.
  • Responds to resident call lights and intercoms in appropriate timely manner.
  • Responds immediately to emergency situations according to policy.
  • Reports any changes observed in condition or behavior of residents and unusual incidents.
  • Performs all duties in accordance with the State regulations and the residents/patients Bill of Rights.
  • Maintains confidentiality of resident information at all times.
  • Reports any allegation of resident abuse in any form to immediate supervisor.
  • Completes specific assignments per nursing unit routine and documents necessary information reflecting resident care.
  • Charts all required information on correct forms.
  • Is an active participant in the residents/patients individualized plan of care. Under the direction of the professional staff, assists the residents/ patients in attaining their care plan goals.
  • Provides individualized nursing care to geriatric residents and residents of various ages according to resident care plan.
  • Communicates effectively with residents family members and members of the health care team.
  • Assists with recreational activities as directed.
  • Assists in transporting residents to activities, other departments, prn.
  • Assists in preparation of unit, room for admissions/discharges.
  • Assists staff nurse in complicated treatment procedures.
  • Provides post-mortem care as directed.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures and ability to reference them from appropriate books and manuals.
  • Follows standard precautions in the care of all residents/patients and abide by the established infection control policies of the facility.
  • Complies with the Facilities Infection Control policies and procedures including Body Substance Isolation (BSI) and the Exposure Control Plan which reflects OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard to ensure a safe working environment for self and others.
  • Practices careful, efficient, and non-wasteful use of supplies and linen and follows established charge procedure for chargeable items.
  • Assists in maintaining a clean, safe environment by cleaning equipment as directed, handling clean and soiled linen appropriately, reporting faulty equipment, and storing supplies on unit appropriately, etc.
  • Anticipates and takes action to maintain a safe environment. Incorporates safety/risk management standards into daily work practices. Uses all safety equipment provided appropriately. Reports faulty equipment/problems immediately.
  • Assists in orientation of new personnel as assigned.
  • Attends mandatory inservices and staff meetings geared toward geriatric residents and residents of various ages and incorporates information into daily care.
  • Reports any suspected or known resident abuse to Director of Nursing or Administrator immediately.
  • Reports for work as scheduled and consistently demonstrates dependability and punctuality.

Qualifications

High School graduate or equivalent preferred. Previous resident care experience or related training preferred. Current nurse aide license required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Cert Nurse Assistant
  • Basic Life Support
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Older Adult Protective Svs Act
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

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

Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: Yes

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