Our Nursing Assistant performs basic and specialized nursing care function under the direction of a licensed nurse. Nursing duties and tasks are performed in accordance with local and regulatory policies and procedures. The Nursing Assistant is a nursing partner who implements patient care activities with the assistance of other members of the health care team and custody officers in the correctional setting. After completion of a general orientation to medical-surgical and psychiatric patient care areas floats between the units to ensure adequate nursing staff for patient care areas.
- High school diploma or equivalent required
- Completion of training course for Nursing Assistants
- Work requires level of knowledge of basic patient care methods, procedures, and techniques
- Ability to handle a variety of simple tasks that are routine in nature, while keeping work flowing in an orderly manner
- Ability to express thoughts logically, in English, in both written and verbal form
- Ability to use computers and Windows software applications
- Current certification in the state of practice is required
- Must have the ability to pass a background check and drug screen
- Must be able to pass and maintain clearance for a Public Trust Position, if working with specific patients
- Assisting patients with eating, bathing, dressing, toileting and all other activities of daily living (ADLs) each shift. Documents appropriate notes that reflect patient care activities.
- Obtain and record all parameters of vital signs to include height and weight. Accurate intake and output is recorded as ordered and reported to the licensed nurse.
- Collects, reports and documents patient data and information accurately and in a timely manner.
- Reports abnormal vital signs are reported to the licensed nurse immediately. Record as instructed based on findings.
- Completes all assigned tasks and assists other team members in caring for patients.
- Attends nursing huddles, staff meetings and other collaborative meetings as directed.
- Notifies the registered nurse of any patient/family concerns or comments.
- Participates in orientation of new staff members to the unit.
- Floats to patient care areas as directed by the nursing supervisor.
- Organizes and prioritizes work flow to ensure completion of all duties as assigned. Signs off on the shift assignment sheet to indicate completion of duty.
- Demonstrates professional behavior and responsibility for actions in the work place refraining from the use of profane language and aggressive actions toward patients and other staff members.
- Use and tracks medical supplies and equipment efficiently. Checks for and dispositions expired medical items.
- Ensures that medical equipment is cleaned and stored appropriately after each use.
- Completion of initial, annual and other training as required to remain proficient in duty performance and nursing activities. Maintains recurring competencies as directed.
- Accurately chart and report observations of physical signs, symptoms and behavioral changes. Must accurately record patient s height and weight upon admission and as indicated.
- Basic knowledge of nursing procedures.
- Maintains confidentiality of patient and employee information and records. Completes HIPAA training.
- Demonstrates loyalty and commitment to the organization.
- Reports to work as scheduled and follows policies and procedures when unable to report as scheduled.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer
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