Nursing Assistant - Lebanon - Good Samaritan Hospital - 3 South Medical/Surgical/Telemetry Unit

Lebanon, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 56525

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Position Summary:

Nursing Assistant

 

3 South Medical/Surgical/Telemetry Unit

  

 48 Hours Biweekly

 

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

 

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.

 

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.
Required Skills

 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 3 - 6 Months of experience as a Nursing Assistant, EMT or a Nursing Student
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Preferred
  • Experience in Medical/Surgical environment desired 
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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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Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)