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 Essential Accountabilities:
+ 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.
+ Attends meetings as required.
+ Performs other related duties as identified.
+ Minimum Experience:
+ 3 - 6 months
+ Minimum Education:
+ High School or G.E.D.
+ Required Certification:
+ BLS certification
+ Preferred Certification:
+ Certified Nursing Assistant
+ 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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