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Job Description

Job Title: Nursing Assistant - UPMC Pinnacle Memorial - Mulitiple Units
Job ID: 200001A9
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Memorial
Department:
Location: 325 South Belmont Street, York PA 17403

Description

UPMC Memorial is currently hiring both full-time and part-time nursing support staff opportunities for a variety of shifts and days. With an excellent benefits package, multiple shifts available, and competitive wages, we invite you to explore this opportunity with us today!


Nursing Assistants (NAs) and Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) are vital partners in the patient care provided at UPMC. They work on patient care units and perform a variety of important basic and advanced skills. They work closely and continuously with patients, partnering with nurses and other professionals, to make a big difference in how patients recover and experience their hospital stay. 

Please note: Applicants who are hired will be provided, and required to successfully complete a training course.This course is held over 10 consecutive weekdays during daylight hours.

Responsibilities:

  • 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. 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Delivers patient nourishments, fills water pitchers and distributes patient mail. Performs the UPMC nursing core responsibilities for nursing assistants: blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care. 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.Demonstrates understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues.
  • Suggests and supports changes within the department.Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department. Establishes appropriate and effective communication strategies.Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Provides diversional activities to reduce or prevent use of restraints. Documents in the medical record according to established procedures.Completes clerical functions as needed by department.Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions and understands policies and procedures for blood borne pathogen exposure. 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 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:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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

    Salary Range: $13.57 to $21.39 / hour

    Union Position: no

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