Nursing Assistant-Med Surg 4D
Posted on: July 21, 2021
Provides routine patient care and support services in accordance
with established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by
nurse or physician, to assure that the highest degree of quality
patient care is maintained at all times. Minimally must routinely
perform the UPMC nursing core responsibilities for nursing
assistants: blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen
collections and Foley care.
- Provides direct patient care as directed by the RN including
all activities of daily living such as but not limited to bathing,
feeding, transporting, toileting and ambulating patients. Maintains
an environment conducive to patient safety and recovery including,
but not limited to, completing safety checks, keeping the
department and patient rooms clean and organized, cleaning
department specific equipment, changing bed linens, emptying linen
hampers, keeping hallways clear of equipment and returning
equipment. Acquires and distributes supplies and equipment to
facilitate patient care delivery including, but not limited to,
performing messenger functions, ordering, charging/crediting
supplies, setting up patient care equipment within the scope of the
nursing assistant position and stocking patient rooms and unit
supply areas. Delivers patient nourishments, fills water pitchers
and distributes patient mail. Performs the UPMC nursing core
responsibilities for nursing assistants: blood glucose, weights,
vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care. Provides
feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in
patient status. May apply, monitor and remove patient restraints
per physician or hospital protocol.
- Constructively receives feedback and direction.Identifies and
communicates learning needs to the unit director. Takes action to
improve knowledge, skills and performance.Requests assistance in
planning and prioritizing activities as needed.Participates in
self-review as requested by the unit director.
- Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively
with all members of the health care team. Demonstrates
understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and
impairment in the health professions. Cares for patients and self
by supporting safety in the workplace. Develops and maintains
productive working relationships internally and externally by
demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation
and commitment to patients and colleagues.
- Suggests and supports changes within the department. Assumes
responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.
Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of
- Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate
department. Establishes appropriate and effective communication
strategies. Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal
relationships. Contributes to the universal unit activities
including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and
telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
- Provides diversional activities to reduce or prevent use of
restraints. Documents in the medical record according to
established procedures.Completes clerical functions as needed by
department. Complies with safety policies and procedures including
standard precautions and understands policies and procedures for
blood borne pathogen exposure. *Strictly adheres to all policies
and practices relative to patient care and hospital related
information.*Responds within the scope of the nursing assistant
role to emergent situations. *Provide companionship/supervision one
in one with patients as required.
High school diploma or equivalent.If
no previous hospital or pre-hospital training, successful
completion of UPMC nursing assistant training program or Nursing
Student that has completed one Clinical Rotation. Knowledge of body
mechanics and transfer techniques. Ability to effectively
communicate both orally and in writing.Certified Nursing Assistant
(CNA) preferred. Access to medications is limited to the
distribution of the medication to the nurse.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic
and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
Keywords: UPMC, Erie , Nursing Assistant-Med Surg 4D, Other , Jamestown, Pennsylvania
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