Lebanon, PA | Nursing Support | Tracking Code: 87003

Nursing Assistant - 4E Medical/Surgical Unit - Evenings/Nights

Denise Schappell
Denise Schappell
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

 

Full Time (72 Hours Biweekly)

Evening/Night Shift (7:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.)

Every other weekend and every other holiday

 

The medical-surgical unit provides care to adults who are hospitalized with a wide variety of conditions, including pneumonia, stroke, and fractures. We also see behavioral health patients and serve the hospice population due to our private rooms Our team also prepares patients for surgical procedures and provides post-surgical care required until the time of discharge.  The Medical Surgical floor has the ability to care for 18 patients requiring telemetry.  The goals of the medical surgical unit staff are to provide efficient, quality, individualized and comprehensive nursing care to all patients.

 

Job Description:

 

Under direct supervision of a registered nurse, provides clinical support services to patient care staff by performing a variety of duties related to patient care. Takes patient vital signs, assists patients with activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, feeding, toileting, etc.), inventories and replenishes supplies and equipment, and performs special assigned duties such as performing EKGs and Point-of-Care testing.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Provides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients, including activities of daily living and the removal of peripheral IVs and indwelling urinary catheter.
  2. Monitors patient condition levels; recognizes and reports changes in patient condition to the registered nurse.
  3. Possess the knowledge and skills to keep patients safe. Performs purposeful hourly rounds to identify and address patient needs.
  4. Obtains and electronically documents patient vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, weight, respiration and pulse.
  5. Train and precept new employees.
  6. Performs Point-of-Care testing which may include blood glucose, hemocult and specific gravity testing. Performs quality control and instrument check procedures and maintains related records.
  7. Prepares patients for tests, procedures, etc. and transports patients to tests, procedures and different levels of care.
  8. Collects specimens as directed using appropriate or specified equipment for collecting and handling specimens.
  9. Performs EKGs and transmits studies.
  10. Obtains and removes equipment and supplies necessary for patient care.
  11. Responsible for maintaining and storing equipment appropriately and completing electronic requests for equipment repairs.
  12. Maintains par levels of supplies and equipment on assigned unit(s). Notifies supervisor when reorder points are reached.
  13. Responsible for stocking patient rooms, nursing areas, supply carts, etc. with appropriate items at required levels.
 

 *May be asked to perform patient safety aide duties such as sitting/observing one-on-one high risk patients.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 3 Months
    • Nursing Assistant, Nursing Student or EMT Experience Preferred
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Preferred Courses:
    • Certified Nursing Assistant
    • Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training in Health Care
  • Required Certification:
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
  • Skills:
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills are essential.

 


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