Nursing Assistant - Ephrata - Emergency Department - Full Time (72 Hours Biweekly) - Evening Shift

Ephrata, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 50695

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General Summary:

 

Under direct supervision, 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 and or delegated duties such as performing EKGs, Point-of-Care testing, phlebotomy and splinting.

  

This position is eligible for incentives.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

      

  • Provides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients, including bathing, dressing, eating, changing bed linens, toileting and positioning.
  • Assists in the preparation and transportation of patients for tests, procedures, etc.
  • Monitors patient condition levels; reports changes to the Registered Nurse.
  • Documentation in ECare pain scale, input and output, removing foley catheters, vital signs and reports abnormal values to the RN. Collects specimens such as blood, urine or sputum using approved techniques and procedures. Obtains and documents temperature, blood pressure, weight, respiration, pulse and pulse oxygen. Monitors patient condition levels; reports changes to the appropriate individuals.
  • Sets up and removes equipment and supplies; ensures equipment is functioning properly and stored appropriately.
  • Performs EKGs and/or Point-of-Care testing which may include blood glucose, hemocult and specific gravity testing. Reports glucose to RN.
  • Runs special errands as required. Responds to call lights.
  • Ensures patient rooms, nursing areas, supply carts, etc. are stocked with appropriate items at required levels.
  • Maintains par levels of supplies in the Emergency Department.
  • Applies splints and immobilization devices and outfits patients with crutches.
  • Maintains a visible presence in the Emergency Department between tasks.
  • Establishes a rapport with EMS providers, assists RN and EMS with initial patient contact and care upon arrival to ED bed and directs EMTs and Paramedics to RN for transfer of care reporting.
  • Caring is demonstrated through spiritual, physical, emotional, psychosocial and cultural responsiveness, and is integrated into the plan of care.
Required Experience

  

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • BLS Certification
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication
  • Minimum 3 - 6 months experience as a nursing assistant, EMT or a nursing student
  • Certified nursing assistant preferred

 


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