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Nursing Assistant - UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg - Medical Unit M5

  • Job ID: 169653453
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Medical Unit M5
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.57 to $21.39 / hour

Description

Purpose:
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:
  • Assisting patients with activities of daily living including assisting with bathing, dressing and other hygiene needs
  • The Nursing Assistant provides routine patient care and support services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and may be directed by the nurse or physician, to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care is maintained at all times.
  • Interacting and attending to patients and their families on a regular basis, to ensure patient satisfaction 
  • Working hand in and hand with the nursing staff to report any changes in the patients well-being or changes in their conditions
  • Working directly with patients to re-position and assist them in and out of beds, bedside chairs, and wheelchairs, as well as on and off patient carriers (with assistance as needed). 
  • Performing basic clinical skills such as weighing patients, taking blood pressures/pulses/respirations, collecting and measuring specimen
  • Helping patients to walk with canes, walkers, and crutches. 
  • Transporting patients, by pushing them in wheelchairs or on carts, to and from tests and other units. 
  • Depending upon the role, a Nursing Assistant may also perform several advanced skills such as drawing blood, performing EKGs (heart monitor tracings), changing simple wound dressings, removing bladder catheters, and removing IV catheters from veins.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent. If no previous hospital or pre-hospital training, successful completion of UPMC patient care technician class OR successful completion of first year of clinical work in a nursing program.
  • Successful completion of basic information system training. 
  • Microcomputer experience preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic or currently enrolled in an EMT or Paramedic program 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 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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