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Nurse Assistant Medical/Surgery Unit - 36 Hours/Week Midnight Shift - Henry Ford Macomb Hospital at Henry Ford Hospital

Nurse Assistant Medical/Surgery Unit - 36 Hours/Week Midnight Shift - Henry Ford Macomb Hospital

Henry Ford Hospital Clinton, MI Full-Time

Under the direction and supervision of the responsible Registered Nurse (RN), performs specific patient care duties to meet safety and comfort needs of the patient. Provides input to assist the RN in planning and implementing patient care. Responds to emergent situations according to established procedures. Recognizes and participates in own continuing education. The Nurse Assistant follows the Henry Ford Health System Team Member Standards of Excellence in all interactions.


35 bed medical/surgical unit. RN's care for a variety of surgical cases along with general medical patients including telemetry.


Patient Care Activities:


* Provides a clean, comfortable and safe patient environment

* Baths

* Oral Care

* Hair Care

* Grooming and shaving

* Linen changes

* Skin care as directed


* Assists with elimination needs

* Administers enemas (non-medicated)

* Empties and changes ostomy bags on patients with healed stomas

* Performs perineal care and incontinence care

* Changes diapers

* Empties urinary catheter as directed

* Applies and empties fecal containment devices, per business unit process

* Applies condom catheters

Vital Measurements:

* Temperature, pulse and respiration

* Blood Pressure

* Intake & Output

* Pulse Oximetry

* Height and weight

* Presence of pain per business unit process

Collects Specimens (per business unit process):

* Venipuncture

* Blood Glucometer

* Urine

* Stool

* Sputum

* Nasogastric Secretions

Food and Nutrition:

* Feeds patients

* Documents food intake

* Prepares full strength tube feeding under the supervision of the RN: fills and labels the feed bag; does not connect tube feeding, perform placement checks or do residual checks.

Activity/Exercise (as directed):

* Ambulates patients

* Turns and positions patients in a comfortable position

* Transfers patients from bed to chair and bed to stretcher

* Assists in transportation of patients from department to department as directed


* Cares for patients in isolation

* Reports patient findings and observations to the RN

* Reports abnormal findings

* Assists the Unit Care team in all emergency situations

* Reapplies restraints per the direction of the RN and completes safety checks

Other Tasks (under direction of RN and per business unit process):


* Places telemetry leads

* Applies heat and cold, antiembolic devices, and sequential compression devices per direction of the RN

* Changes non sterile dressings under the direction of the RN

* Post mortem care

* Prepares room for admission

* Assists in patient discharge as directed

* Participates in the care of patient belongings


* Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality

* Answers call lights

* Greets patients and visitors

* Informs the patient of what they are going to do for the patient

* Obtains report form the RN and gives report to the RN

* Obtains help for the patient and reports patient complaints promptly

* Assists in collection of information upon direction

Management of Supplies and Materials:

* Assures that supplies are available

* Stocks materials to areas identified by the unit

* Assures that equipment is functioning properly

* Assures that equipment is clean and stored in the correct place

Maternal Child Health Areas/Infants

Vital Measurements:

* Measures weights with an infant scale

* Measures head circumference

* Obtains vital signs of infants (does not perform Rectal Temps)


* Feeds infant with a bottle and nipple per direction

* Sets up breast pump

* NICU - performs gavage feeding of infants under the direction of the RN, (does not place the tube or do residual checks)

Specimen Collection:

* Performs capillary heel stick to obtain specimens

* Performs urine tests for blood sugar, acetone, albumin


* High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
* CNA preferred
* Completion of a Nurse Assistant program (titles for similar programs may vary; e.g.,
* Patient Care Technician (PCT) or Patient Assistant Technician (PAT) but perform the same job role.)
* OR May be currently enrolled in a nursing program and have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Nursing course.
* OR Foreign trained and licensed RN who has relocated to the United States and does
* not hold a Michigan Rn license.
* OR Completion of a Medical Assistant program with OR without experience.
* OR At least one (1) year of previous experience in an NA, PCT, PAT, or similar job role.


* Complete BLS Heartsaver Certification during orientation.

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