Nursing Assistant - A2 - Gettysburg Hospital - Full Time - Nights - Students Considered

Gettysburg, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 50998

Full Time

72 Hours/2 Weeks

Nights

Every 3rd Weekend/Rotating Holidays

Students Considered

 

 

 

 

General Summary:

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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:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
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.

Department Description:

A2 is a 30 bed medical/surgical/telemetry unit which focuses on care of the adult medical/surgical population including cardiac, stroke, and other acute medical conditions. We are a cohesive team of nurses, nursing assistants, unit secretaries and telemetry monitoring staff that work together to provide exceptional patient care. Treating our patients the way we would want our family treated. We are committed to giving high quality care to all we serve.


 

Required Skills

 HS Diploma or G.E.D.

CPR certification

Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

Excellent computer skills

 

 

 

 

 

Required Experience

Direct patient care experience preferred

Demonstrated solid and stable work history


About WellSpan
Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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