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Nursing Assistant-Medical and Extended Care Unit (Harrisburg Hospital

  • Job ID: 615633639
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Main 11
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.76 to $23.58 / hour

Description

The Medical and Extended Care unit is (Main 11) designed to promote the safe and timely transition of patients from the acute care setting to a post-acute skilled facility.   The unit is designed to care for the chronically ill older adults until they transition from the acute care setting to the skilled or long-term care setting.  This unit will improve patient handoff to the post-acute care skilled facility by including the family and preparing the patient for the next level of care.  This unit will prevent functional decline and improve discharge readiness while awaiting post-acute bed availability and provide 24/7 nursing care that looks a little different than the acute care nursing units.  The nursing team will be comprised of a multi-disciplinary team including nursing, Patient Care Support roles, PT/OT, case management and inpatient hospitalist provider.  

Title and starting pay rate of this position may vary based on years of experience.

The pay range for this position is $15.00 to $21.66/hour

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.

 

Qualifications

 

Qualifications - Internal

  • 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) 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)

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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