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Nursing Assistant

  • Job ID: 200001RU
  • Status: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Asbury Heights
  • Department: Personal Care
  • Location: 700 Bower Hill Road, Pittsburgh PA 15243
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.55 to $20.23 / hour

Description

Located in the charming and upscale suburb of Mt. Lebanon, Asbury Heights offers a full continuum of care which includes independent living, personal care, nursing, rehabilitation and memory support. Our team of highly trained nurses are dedicated to improving the lives of older adults through high-quality and compassionate care. Our dynamic, team-oriented environment makes Asbury Heights a truly wonderful place to work.

  

This is a Part Time position on the Night Shift.

 

Purpose:
Assist the nursing team in delivering the highest quality of care to the residents. Represent nursing leadership in off-hours, managing emergencies, customer service issues, and ensuring staffing coverage.

Responsibilities:

  • Suggest and support changes within the department. Assume responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges. Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Provide direct resident care as assigned by the Charge Nurse, Aide or Director of Resident Care. Including all activities of daily living such as bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting and ambulating patients. Maintain an environment conducive to resident safety and recovery including, but not limited to, completing safety checks, keeping the department and resident rooms clean and organized, cleaning department specific equipment, changing bed linens, emptying linen hampers, responsible for personal laundry, keeping hallways clear of equipment and returning equipment. Deliver resident nourishments. Perform routine tests such as but not limited to resident weights and vital signs. Acquire and distribute supplies and equipment to facilitate resident care delivery including, but not limited to performing messenger functions, ordering, setting up resident care equipment within the scope of the nursing assistant position.
  • Listen to resident/family concerns and assume responsibility for follow through. Provide feedback to the Director of Resident Care and Charge LPN regarding resident care and report changes in resident's status. Document in the Nursing Assistant notes to established procedures. Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions and understand policies and procedures for blood borne pathogen exposure. Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to resident care and facility related information, respond within the scope of the nursing assistant role to emergent situations, Provide companionship/supervision one on one with residents as required.
  • Maintain current CPR certification at Heart Saver level and First Aide. Constructively receive feedback and direction. Identify and communicates learning needs to the Resident Support Coordinator. Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance. Request assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed. Participate in self-review as requested by the Director of Resident Care. Complete required Department of Human Services/UPMC annual education requirements.


 

Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent

Knowledge of body mechanics and transfer techniques 

Preferred Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing

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) OR First Aid Certification

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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