7 East includes 10 beds serving acute care pediatric patients that range in age from 3 days old to 17 years of age. The most common pediatric diagnoses include: ENT procedures, failure to thrive, respiratory illnesses, hyperbilirubemia. Assessment of patient conditions includes physical and historical data related to patient presenting complaint/procedure. Medical and nursing staff provide direct services using Pediatric Hospitalist Model and Family Centered Care.
7 East is an 18 bed mixed-acuity unit specializing in the care of bariatric surgical, general surgical and thoracic surgical patients. Remote telemetry is offered, per MD order, for all patients. Assessment of patient conditions includes physical and historical data related to patient presenting complaint/procedure. Surgical and nursing staff provide direct services.
7 East is staffed with Registered Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Health Unit Coordinators, and Clinical Support Technicians 24 hours/day. Staffing varies according to census, acuity and activity.
Support services 24 hours/day include Respiratory, Laboratory, Pharmacy and other diagnostic services; Social Services, Nutrition Services, Case Management, Pastoral Care, and Home Care.
Schedule: Full time, 36 hours per week, Night shift, 7p-7a
Provides routine direct and indirect patient care in a hospital, clinic or home health care setting. All work performed is under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or physician.
Description of Job Responsibilities:
1. Assist physicians and other health care providers with routine examinations and procedures, as well as procurement of equipment and supplies during emergency situations.
2. In the psychiatric setting, aids patients in reality orientation, participates in behavior modification plans/therapy, provides informal support therapy to patients/families, provides verbal de-escalation of potentially aggressive patients, aids in the physical management of aggressive/out-of-control patients, facilitates age appropriate play for children, and monitors the therapeutic milieu activities on assigned unit to ensure that emotional and safety needs of patients are met.
3. Observes, collects, and documents patient information obtained while providing care and promptly report significant changes in the patient's condition to a registered nurse or physician.
4. Provides assistance to patients and their families during admission to the clinical area, orientation to the hospital/clinic/home health experience, and discharge.
5. Provides care/ treatments to patients as outlined in plan of care including, but not limited to, the measurement of vital signs, height and weight, specimen collection, skin preps/scrubs, catheter care, capillary blood glucose checks, simple wound care, range of motion exercises, postural drainage, and supportive patient and family interactions.
6. Provides direct personal care to patients as outlined in plan of care for routine activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, feeding and assisting with ambulation.
7. Provides indirect care to patients and assigned area to include, but not limited to, cleaning the work area, changing linens, re-stocking supplies, cleaning/sterilizing instruments, transporting patients/ supplies/ specimens, assisting in the orientation of new employees and students, and some routine clerical functions.
8. Reinforces routine teaching given to patients by the registered nurse or physician and document patient understanding of instructions. Distributes patient education materials at the request of patients and/or health care providers.
High School diploma or GED. Listed as Nursing Assistant I with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification or Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification. Six (6) months of relevant nursing assistant experience, which may include a nursing assistant course.