Req Number 001U2R
Job Category Nursing Assistant
Assists patients in obtaining maximal level of independence in activities of daily living. Performs direct/indirect patient care in accordance with the policies and procedures. Perform additional related duties.
Giving acceptable hygienic care to assigned patients and overseeing/assisting with activities of daily living; performing assigned treatments and procedures;
Taking vital signs of assigned patients and reporting abnormal values to the nurse in charge;
Reporting observations and unusual conditions of patients to the registered nurse;
Preparing patients for meals and helping feed them as assigned;
Providing constant observation for patients requiring increased security to prevent harmful behavior;
Following principles of infection control and patient safety; and
Demonstrating proper feeding techniques in direct accordance with policy and procedure.
Using proper transfer technique according to policies and procedures;
Advising the staff on the arrival of patients and assisting with arrival; and
Transporting patients by wheelchair or stretcher within the facility, providing patient safety and comfort.
Performing preventive skin care measures including turning, positioning and heel elevation techniques, at appropriate intervals;
Applying warm and cold compresses, consistent with facility procedure;
Applying skin cream appropriately;
*ADA Essential Functions
High School graduate or equivalent diploma.
Successful completion of a Nurse Assistant Program. Certified by New York State Department of Health; maintains standing in State Nurse Assistant Registry. REQUIRED
Previous related work experience or currently enrolled in year 3 or 4 of an accredited nursing program, preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively.