Nursing Assistant Emerg Dept

Lebanon, PA | Nursing Support | Tracking Code: 59102

Position Summary:

Job Description:

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.

 

Duties and Responisbilities

Essential Accountabilities:

  1. Provides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients, including bathing, dressing, eating, changing bed linens, toileting and positioning.
  2. Assists in the preparation and transportation of patients for tests, procedures, etc.
  3. Monitors patient condition levels; reports changes to the Registered Nurse.
  4. 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.
  5. Sets up and removes equipment and supplies; ensures equipment is functioning properly and stored appropriately.
  6. Performs EKGs and/or Point-of-Care testing which may include blood glucose, hemocult and specific gravity testing. Reports glucose to RN.
  7. Runs special errands as required. Responds to call lights.
  8. Ensures patient rooms, nursing areas, supply carts, etc. are stocked with appropriate items at required levels.
  9. Maintains par levels of supplies in the Emergency Department..
  10. Applies splints and immobilization devices and outfits patients with crutches.
  11. Maintains a visible presence in the Emergency Department between tasks.
  12. 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.
  13. Caring is demonstrated through spiritual, physical, emotional, psychosocial and cultural responsiveness, and is integrated into the plan of care.
 

NonEssential Accountabilities:

  1. Attends meetings as required.
  2. Performs other related duties as identified.
 

Common Expectations:

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  2. Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  3. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  4. Participates in educational programs and inservice meetings.
  5. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Notes:
    • Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum Experience:
    • 3 - 6 months as a Nursing Assistant, EMT or a Nursing Student
    • Req Cert/RegistrationCPR certification
    • Pref Cert/RegistrationCertified Nursing Assistant
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School or G.E.D.
  • Physical Demands:
    • Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking
    • Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients
    • Pushes/pulls or moves/lifts heavy equipment/supplies
    • Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
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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 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 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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Quality of Life

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)