Nursing Assistant - Ephrata Community Hospital - Acute Rehab Unit

Ephrata, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 59797

Position Summary:

Nursing Assistant

 

Acute Rehab Unit

 

Part Time (32 Hours Biweekly) - Evening Shift

 

Every Other Weekend & Every Other Holiday

  

 

 

General Summary:


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. Focus on ambulation of post surgical patients.

 

This position is eligible for incentives.

 

Please click here to Learn more about WellSpan's new hire Incentives program.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • 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.
  • Monitors patient condition levels; recognizes and reports changes in patient condition to the registered nurse.
  • Possess the knowledge and skills to keep patients safe. Performs purposeful hourly rounds to identify and address patient needs.
  • Obtains and electronically documents patient vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, weight, respiration and pulse.
  • Train and precept new employees.
  • 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.
  • Prepares patients for tests, procedures, etc. and transports patients to tests, procedures and different levels of care.
  • Collects specimens as directed using appropriate or specified equipment for collecting and handling specimens.
  • Performs EKGs and transmits studies.
  • Obtains and removes equipment and supplies necessary for patient care.
  • Responsible for maintaining and storing equipment appropriately and completing electronic requests for equipment repairs.
  • Maintains par levels of supplies and equipment on assigned unit(s). Notifies supervisor when reorder points are reached.
  • 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.

Required Skills

 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • BLS Certification
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Preferred
  • Exceptional Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Required Experience

 

  • 3 - 6 Months
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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees and 170 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.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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