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Nursing Assistant -- Mother/Baby

Description

Are you interested in working at a world renowned medical center with an upbeat environment?  Are you looking for a meaningful career with endless opportunities?  Do you enjoy working hands on with patients, their families, and a supportive team to provide excellent patient care? If so, you might be a great fit for a role at UPMC Magee Womens-Hospital! 

UPMC Magee Womens-Hospital is currently hiring a regular, full-time Nursing Assistant to join our Mother/Baby unit. The Mother/Baby 3700/3800 unit is a 56-bed Mother Baby unit providing service and care to mother-baby couplets who are well, but additionally treating mothers with pre-eclampsia, newborns whose mothers are diagnosed with chorioamnionitis, high risk postpartum conditions such as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, and surgical patients who have undergone C-section, post-partum tubal ligation, and/or hysterectomy during childbirth. This is a fast-paced unit that provides staff with the extremely rewarding opportunity to impact and educate new families as well as work through adoption and surrogate scenarios.

The Nursing Assistant is a valued step in the UPMC patient support career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement. Title and salary will be determined based upon education and experience. We offer a competitive wage, a generous benefits package, and a sign-on bonus to those who qualify. Apply today to learn more! 

We invite you to explore this opportunity today to see where your career can go!

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:

  • Acquire and distribute 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.
  • Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Maintain 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.
  • Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Assume responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.
  • Maintain current CPR certification at Heart Saver level.
  • Deliver patient nourishments, fill water pitchers and distribute patient mail.
  • Provide diversion activities to reduce or prevent use of restraints.
  • Understands and implements the rehabilitation routine and philosophy including FIMS within the scope of practice.
  • Successfully completes FIM exam as required bi-annually.
  • Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies.
  • May apply, monitor and remove patient restraints as per physician or hospital protocol.
  • Document in the medical record according to established procedures.
  • Provide 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.
  • Constructively receive feedback and direction.
  • Participate in self-review as requested by the unit director.
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions and understand policies and procedures for blood borne pathogen exposure.
  • Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital related information.
  • Provide companionship/supervision one in one with patients as required.
  • Suggest and support changes within the department.
  • Respond within the scope of the nursing assistant role to emergent situations.
  • Perform routine tests such as blood glucose monitoring, patient weights, vital signs and I&Os.
  • Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance.
  • Identify and communicates learning needs to the unit director.
  • Request assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
  • Provide feedback to the RN regarding patient care and report changes in patient status.
  • Adheres to all Long Term Care rules and regulations and completes annual mandatory Long Term Care education.

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.Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • 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
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) preferred.
  • 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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At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

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