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Nursing Assistant- Western Psychiatric Hospital (Various Units)

Description

UPMC Western Psychiatric is hiring both Full-Time and Part-Time Nursing Assistants to support the Resource (Float) Pool at our Oakland, PA location. In this position, you will support multiple inpatient units by providing patient care to a variety of patient populations. This position is eligible for a $500 or $250 sign-on bonus for a 1-year commitment to UPMC and a 10% float differential.
 
Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. This is nearly one in five adults. Are you searching for the opportunity to make an impact on these individuals? Are you passionate about dispelling widespread stigma and misunderstanding associated with mental health?
 
For more than 70 years, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been a national leader in the treatment of mental health and addictive disorders throughout the lifespan.  In conjunction with the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, we continue to strive to be one of the nation’s foremost academic- based psychiatric care facilities and remain dedicated to providing professionals with state-of-the-art training and assistance.

 

Responsbilites:

  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. *
  • Strictly adheres to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital related information.
  • Responds within the scope of the nursing assistant role to emergent situations. 
  • Provide companionship/supervision one in one with patients as required.
  • 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.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

 

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) OR Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) OR Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

 

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