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NURSING ASSISTANT - 4 EAST/PULM & NEPHROLOGY

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Job Description

Position: Nursing Assistant



The essential duties and responsibilities of a Nursing Assistant for the East/Pulmonary & Nephrology Unit include:


1. Supporting Safety Initiatives 

-Supporting patient safety initiatives by maintaining an environment of safety for patients, self and others

-Following HIPPA regulations to protect confidential health information 
-Using two (2) patient identifiers with BGM scanning, specimen collection and the use of Positive Patient Identification Devices (PPID)
-Performing proper hand hygiene before and after all patient contact

-Adhering to the Infection Prevention and the Falls Risk monitoring protocols 

-Adhering to the Skin Care protocols which includes turning q2 hours for patients with Braden < 18
-Ensuring proper use of safe lifting equipment such as the Maxislides
-Ensuring proper use of restraints as directed by the RN 


2. Responding to Patient Needs

-Responding to signal lights, telephones and patient requests in a timely manner

-Anticipating requests and customer needs before they ask 
-Prioritizing responses to the needs of any co-worker, patient, or family member by addressing urgent requests first and by multi-tasking 
-Demonstrating a willingness to assist patients outside of the patient assignment (No Pass Zone) 
-Doing rounds per unit policies


3. Assisting Patients with Activities of Daily Living

-Demonstrating competency in performing NA II skills, and completing delegated treatments and tasks essential to patient care

-Providing care to minimize any potential complications including the use of SCDs, skin care products, room signage for safety and infection control guidelines
-Ensuring that the patient's personal hygiene needs are met every shift, such as a bed bath, foley care and mouth care
-Facilitating patient activity and ambulation as appropriate
-Assisting with ordering meals, setup/feeding, removing trays and documenting the patient's meal intake
-Distributing the patient's nourishments/supplements as ordered and documented 


4. Obtaining Patient Data and Documenting the Data

-Accurately taking and recording vital signs and docking the blood glucose monitor at correct intervals

-Immediately reporting any abnormal data to the nurse
-Taking actual weights upon admission and per protocols
-Emptying the bedside commodes, hats, urinals, foleys, drains and ostomies

-Documenting the intake and output by the end of each shift or per unit policies 

-Documenting all care provided completely, accurately and in a timely manner

5. Maintaining a Clean Environment

-Keeping the patient's room and the common areas neat and orderly
-Storing equipment in the storage area or on one side of the hallway
-Removing soiled linens from the patient's rooms and not storing any excess linens in the rooms 
-Cleaning the equipment between each patient use  

6. Supporting the Unit Workflow Processes

-Preparing rooms for admissions and assisting with discharging patients 

-Promptly assisting the transport team with transfers, and assisting with transporting patients to and from Hemodialysis as needed 
-Completing the end of shift tasks per unit protocols such as refilling the ice pitchers, emptying the linen hampers, restocking the sage wipes, emptying the trash and ensuring that the clean/dirty utility rooms are tidy
-Reporting to the charge nurse or a team member when leaving the unit for breaks and planning for coverage 


7. Demonstrating Engagement and Accountability as a Co-worker

-Complying with the mandatory requirements without reminders, such as annual skills competencies, employee health requirements and LMS modules
-Adhering to the hospital dress codes

-Actively participating in staff meetings, and supporting quality improvement initiatives and performance improvement projects 

-Participating in a unit based council
-Assisting with precepting new unit staff

-Offering support and feedback to new co-workers

Qualifications

Requirements

Candidate is required to have a Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification, have completed an accredited Nursing Assistant Training Program, be listed with the Nurse Aide Registry with the Department of Facility Services and have a Nursing Aide I Certificate. 

Preferences
It is preferred that the candidate have a High School Diploma or GED and have previous Nursing Assistant experience in a clinical specialty.  


Primary Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Department: REXH-11125-4 East/Pulm &amp; Nephrology

Shift: Variable

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