Job Description

Job Title: Nursing Assistant - FT Evening/Nights - Wellsboro
Job ID: 731364
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 40 | Full-Time | Evening/Nights
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors
Department: MEDICAL UNITS
Location: 32-36 Central Avenue, Wellsboro PA 16901

Description

  • Provides routine patient care and support services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by nurse or physician, to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care is maintained at all times.
    • Minimally must routinely perform the UPMC nursing core responsibilities for nursing assistants: blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care.


Responsibilities:

  • Establishes appropriate and effective communication strategies.
    • Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
    • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.
    • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues.
    • Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
    • Acquires and distributes supplies and equipment to facilitate patient care delivery including, but not limited to, performing messenger functions, ordering, charging/crediting supplies, setting up patient care equipment within the scope of the nursing assistant position and stocking patient rooms and unit supply areas.
      • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
    • Delivers patient nourishments, fills water pitchers, and distributes patient mail.
    • Completes clerical functions as needed by department.
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction.
    • Identifies and communicates learning needs to the unit director.
    • Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance.
    • Requests assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
    • Participates in self-review as requested by the unit director.
  • Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.
    • Demonstrates understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.
    • Maintains an environment conducive to patient safety and recovery including, but not limited to, completing safety checks, keeping the department and patient rooms clean and organized, cleaning department specific equipment, changing bed linens, emptying linen hampers, keeping hallways clear of equipment, and returning equipment.
  • Provides direct patient care as directed by the RN including all activities of daily living such as but not limited to bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting and ambulating patients.
    • Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status.
    • May apply, monitor and remove patient restraints per physician or hospital protocol.
      • Provides diversional activities to reduce or prevent use of restraints.
    • Provide companionship/supervision one in one with patients as required.
  • Performs the UPMC nursing core responsibilities for nursing assistants: blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care.
  • Documents in the medical record according to established procedures.
  • Strictly adheres to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital related information.
    • Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions and understands policies and procedures for blood borne pathogen exposure.
  • Responds within the scope of the nursing assistant role to emergent situations.
  • Suggests and supports changes within the department.
  • Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • If no previous hospital or pre-hospital training, successful completion of UPMC nursing assistant training program or nursing student that has completed one clinical rotation.
  • Knowledge of body mechanics and transfer techniques.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) preferred.
  • Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
    • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

Salary Range: $13 to $19.40

Union Position: No

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