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Nursing Assistant

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Omaha
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Job Description:

- Purpose of Job - Helps patients by supporting personal hygiene and daily living needs; providing comfort, transportation, and vital sign monitoring. - Helps patients by cleaning and preparing treatment space while ensuring patient safety. - Job Requirements - Education - High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) preferred. - Completion of first clinical rotation as Nursing Assistant preferred. - Successful completion of the 75-hour state approved course for Nurse Assistant required if hired into the position after August 31, 2014. - Preferred membership in good standing on Nebraska Nurse Aide registry if hired after August 31, 2014. - Will consider high school students 16 years or older who have completed the above requirements. - Experience - Previous customer service, cleaning, food service and/or patient related experience preferred. - One to three months on the job experience to learn hospital. procedures and work routines preferred. - Orientation and on the job experience will be provided to learn hospital procedures and work routines. - Previous experience in patient care setting such as hospital, clinic or nursing home preferred. - Previous experience with direct patient contact preferred. - License/Certifications - Maintain current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required. - Certified Nursing Assistant preferred. - Skills/Knowledge/Abilities - Require the ability to understand and carry out instructions, follow schedules, communicate information, read simple and clear instructions and complete reports. - Must be able to collect, record, and report patient needs to the appropriate caregiver. - Requires ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills commensurate with job description. - Participate in mandatory inservices and continuing education programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by supervisor. - Physical Requirements - Weight Demands - Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force. - Physical Activity - Occasionally Performed (1%-33%): - Climbing - Crawling - Kneeling - Sitting - Frequently Performed (34%-66%): - Balancing - Carrying - Crouching - Distinguish colors - Keyboarding/typing - Lifting - Pulling/Pushing - Repetitive Motions - Stooping/bending - Twisting - Constantly Performed (67%-100%): - Fingering/Touching - Grasping - Hearing - Reaching - Seeing/Visual - Speaking/talking - Standing - Walking - Job Hazards - Not Related: - Electrical Shock/Static - Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means) - Rare (1-33%): - Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc) - Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means) - NICU only - Occasionally (34%-66%): - Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment) - Equipment/Machinery/Tools - Explosives (pressurized gas) - Hazardous Drugs (exposure risks, protective personal equipment required) - Frequent (67%-100%): - Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex) - Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF) - Mechanical moving parts/vibrations - Essential Job Functions - Essential Functions I - Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the customer/patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment, as outlined in the Age Specific Criteria. - Gives individualized customer service/patient care. - Completes age specific competency assessment. - Exhibits excellent interpersonal relations with patients, co-workers, physicians, and guests to ensure effective communications. - Responds to patient needs promptly and courteously. - Obtains feedback from patients and visitors regarding their hospital experience. - Communicates patient issues to the appropriate staff. - Maintains a positive attitude while responding to requests in a timely and accurate manner. - Communicates with other members of the health care team (food service, secretaries, housekeeping, etc.) as indicated. - Actively participates in report process. - Completes clinical activities identified in the patient's plan of care to meet patients' comfort/activity/sleep needs and other clinical patient needs as delegated by professional staff. - Reports patient comfort needs to nurse in a timely manner. - Assures that skin is clean and dry. - Reports any noticed skin changes. - Provides personal care and assists with ADL (activities of daily living). - Provides assistance with repositioning, turning and chair transfers. - Assists as necessary with ambulation. - Completes vital signs per patient's plan of care. - Weighs patients per patient's plan of care. - Reinforce patient education. - Provides transportation assistance. - Reports any variation from patient's plan of care to professional staff. - Attends to patient amenities; e.g., newspaper, mail. - Not applicable for Wound Care Clinic. - Documents all data collected, in Cerner and/or on worksheets, accurately, completely, and in a timely manner to provide an accurate record of patient activities and response to activities. - Documentation is completed in an ongoing basis prior to end of shift. - Documentation reflects patient's responses to activities according to patient's plan of care. - Documentation reflects care delivered. - Provides housekeeping activities to contribute to a safe, efficient, effective and sanitary patient care environment. - Completes daily room cleaning according to established procedures for high dusting, vacuuming, mopping hard surface floors, disinfecting vertical surfaces, and spot cleaning vertical surfaces. - Keep rooms neat and tidy, free of clutter. - Removes trash and soiled linen from room each shift and as needed. - Maintains patient environment, such as spills and room temperature, or actively utilizes Integrated Services team to do so properly. - Distributes linens to servidors per par levels. - Straightens and restocks patient care areas per par levels. - Attends to patient amenities; e.g., newspapers, mail, watering plants. - Not applicable for Wound Care Clinic. - Consistently recognizes and utilizes measures to provide for safe, efficient, patient care and work environment. - Answers Call Lights in a timely manner and response to the patient request and/or relays request to appropriate resource when necessary. - Not applicable for Wound Care Clinic. - Performs other duties as delegated/under the direction of the professional staff. - Assures coverage of all duties when self or other staff are off the nursing unit. - Not applicable for Wound Care Clinic. - Assists other team members when own work is complete. - Appropriately reports incidents. - Utilizes Standard Precautions and Transmission-based Precautions infection control techniques correctly and consistently. - Directly responsible to the staff nurse and assists in the care of the patient by performing delegated activities utilizing the reciprocal process of the 4 Rights of Delegation. - Right task (within the scope of practice, according to the job description, and based on the desired outcome, task routine, non-complex, low risk and predictable outcome). - Right person (assess competency by certification/licensure, job description, skills checklist, demonstrated skill). - Right communication (clear, concise, correct, complete). - Right feedback: The Reciprocal Process (timely, specific, checkpoints). - Prepares exam rooms and equipment to facilitate treatment and examination of patients by setting up instruments/equipment and supplies. - Prepares exam rooms and medical equipment according to provider protocol 95% of the time. - Rooms are cleaned and prepped in a timely manner. - Independently manages all sterilization needs for department by working with sterile processing and ensures all equipment is retuned to the appropriate room/are within acceptable times. - Maintains work areas to ensure healthy environment conditions by cleaning and organizing equipment, rooms and work spaces. - Organizes and maintains all clinical care stock. - Organizes, cleans, and restocks clinical care areas independently. - Keeps supplies up to date. - Covers the front reception area as directed. - Serves as back up office assistant. - Answers phone professionally and utilizes message center as appropriate and accurately transcribes messages for providers from patients. - Assist with intake, scheduling, and other duties as assigned. - Essential Functions II - Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management. - Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures. - Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Omaha , Nursing Assistant, Healthcare , Omaha, Nebraska

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