Job Posting:Nurse Assistant - Neuro Progressive (Shift: 7p-7a)
Employment Type:Full Time
Location:Washington Regional Medical Center - Fayetteville, AR
Shift:7PM to 7AM
POSITION SUMMARY This position, under close supervision of a licensed nurse is responsible for assisting the nursing staff in caring for patients. Primary duties are focused on direct patient care activities that assist critical care nursing staff with obtaining favorable patient outcomes and include: bathing and hygiene, assisting with meals, and ambulation. Nursing assistants may also assist with patient transportation outside of critical care and retrieve and transport select medications and blood products including transportation of a sealed medication tray for the purpose of crash cart exchange. The nursing assistant will not participate in the administration or distribution of medications directly to patients. The Nursing Assistant is responsible for helping the department meet its goals with regard to quality of care, budget, patient satisfaction, national patient safety goals, and regulatory requirements. In addition to providing direct patient care, this position is responsible for assisting the nursing staff by providing clerical support, such as data entry, order entry, receptionist activities, and maintenance of departmental supplies. This position has exposure to body fluids, radiation and communicable disease. The majority of work time is spent standing and/ or walking of short distances, with frequent pushing, pulling, and lifting up to 100 lbs., as well as occasional carrying of up to 25 lbs. A culturally and linguistically diverse patient population is served including infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics, with the majority being adults and geriatrics. LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED None SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL AND SKILL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION Effective communication skills and the ability to follow written and verbal instructions and the ability to operate standard office equipment, as usually demonstrated by the successful completion of high school studies (or GED) is required. Familiarity with patient care procedures is required as usually demonstrated by completion of a nursing assistant training program or completion of a first semester of an accredited nursing program. Knowledge of medical terminology is strongly recommended. State certification as a Nursing Assistant is encouraged, but not required. Completion of CPR is encouraged during the orientation period.
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