Under the direction of the nurse, performs basic patient care related tasks that contributes to the maintenance of a safe and comfortable patient environment that is conducive to healing.
EDUCATION: High school graduate or equivalent.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: BLS certification required. Certified nursing assistant certification required. Each specialty unit may require additional certification.
SKILLS: Must be able to pass skills competency checklist as required by each unit. Must be able to read, speak and write English fluently.
EXPERIENCE: Six months in a healthcare related field.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Director/Manager, Nursing Unit
- Bloodborne pathogens - B
Works irregular hours. Multiple simultaneous activities around patient care. Exposure to infectious diseases and x-rays. Subject to varying unpredictable situations.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to handle emergency/crisis situations, prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking. Has knowledge of and uses good body mechanics. Frequently lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients or equipment. Hearing and visual acuity must be within normal limits. Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination required.