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Nursing Assistant, Full-Time- 3M Med Surg Unit, UPMC McKeesport

  • Job ID: 220000U3
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 2, 12-hour shifts and 2, 8-hour shifts a week
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC McKeesport
  • Department: 3M-Medical_Surgical
  • Location: 1500 Fifth Avenue, Mckeesport PA 15132
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

UPMC McKeesport is hiring a full-time Nursing Assistant to work on our 3 Mansfield Unit. This unit is proud to be the first-ever unit to utilize virtual nurses for patient care! If you're passionate about improving the patient experience and looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to explore this opportunity today!

This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus!

$500 (paid to you in the first 90 days) for a 1-year work commitment

The pay for this position would be at the Nursing Assistant Level: $14.27/hr. For those without prior patient care experience, a 7-day training class may be required. Classes are held on weekdays 8am-4pm. 

 

Purpose:
Provides routine patient care and support services by 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 assignments and views problems as challenges.
  • Maintain current CPR certification at the Heart Saver level.
  • Deliver patient nourishments, fill water pitchers and distribute patient mail.
  • Provide diversion activities to reduce or prevent the use of restraints.
  • Understands and implements the rehabilitation routine and philosophy including FIMS within the scope of practice.
  • 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 bloodborne 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 communicate 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.

 

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:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) preferred.CPR is 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 34
  • CAPSA

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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