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Nurse Aide - Surgical Center Health Park East * Days - 28hrs/wk in Cascade, MI at Metro Health

Date Posted: 4/15/2018

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Job Description

General Summary:

The Nurse Aide, under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), provides basic nursing care to patients and performs related tasks necessary to the functioning of a nursing department.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. ACTIVITY/COMFORT—Assist patients with activity and provide for patient comfort.  This responsibility includes making occupied and unoccupied stretchers; turning and positioning patients; ambulating and dangling patients; transferring patients using chairs, wheelchairs, slideboards, stretchers, cardiac chairs and lifts; transporting patients using wheelchairs and stretchers; and assisting patients in changing clothes for surgery.
  2. NUTRITION & ELIMINATION—Verifying NPO status as well as assisting patients with nutrition post operatively as needed.  Also, assist patient with elmination needs by assisting patients with using restroom.
  3. SPECIMEN COLLECTION—Collect specimens.  This responsibility includes collecting and labeling urine specimens for laboratory testing. Completes UCG testing per protocol
  4. VITAL SIGNS/MEASUREMENT—Measure and record accurate vital signs and weight.  This includes measuring oral, temporal artery and tympanic temperature, radial and apical pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate; and using standing, chair, sling and bed scales to measure weight.
  5. EQUIPMENT/SUPPLIES—Use equipment and supplies safely and appropriately.  This responsibility includes operating electronic blood pressure cuffs; setting up oxygen flow meters; setting up suction equipment and disposing of suction canisters; and applying and removing ice bags, antiembolism stockings, intermittent pneumatic compression stockings (IPCs); maintains and stocks unit with equipment and supplies; and prepares the unit in the morning for patient care activities or assist in closing the department at night.
  6. INFECTION CONTROL—Function to control the spread of infection.  This responsibility includes using aseptic technique; adhering to universal/standard precautions; caring appropriately for patients with special isolation precautions; bagging and disposing of soiled linen; replacing full sharps containers; cleaning equipment between patients’ use; and cleaning equipment prior to return to the Central Sterile Department (CS).
  7. DOCUMENTATION & CLERICAL—Document care given and other as directed by the RN.  Provide clerical services for the department as necessary.
  8. COMMUNICATION—Communicate effectively.  This responsibility includes using the family pager system, Vocera, telephone system and pneumatic tube system; answering patient call lights; reporting observations to the RN; keeping the RN informed of care delivered; maintaining patient confidentiality.
  9. TRANSPORTATION—Perform errands as directed.  This responsibility includes obtaining/returning charts to health information, bringing specimens to the lab department, retrieving patient belongings, and assisting with the transportation of patients either by wheelchair or stretcher.
    Perform other tasks appropriate to scope of practice as delegated by the RN.
    Actively participate in maintaining a clean, safe, and efficient work environment.
    Attend and participate in inservices and meetings related to job description.
    Demonstrate flexibility in staffing patterns and resolution of staffing conflicts.
    Participate in temporary assignment measures.

Job Requirements

Highest Education Level Required:High School/GED Or Equivalent Required Licenses And Certificates:
  • BLS Basic Life Support
  • AND
  • CNA Certified Nurse Assistant
Shift:Day On Call:No Weekends:No