Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation,joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.
The nursing assistant provides patient care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. Access to all Patient Health Information for treatment purposes only.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Maintain Nursing Assistant Certification
Provide nursing care for all Med Surg patients.
Provide skin care and hourly rounding to all patients.
Proficient with braces and specialized equipment used by our patients
The ability to obtains information and interpret information in terms of the patient s needs.
In the knowledge of growth and development.
In the understanding of the range of treatment needed by these patients, as appropriate to the ages of the patients served.
Aware of patients individualized plan of care including goals and interventions.
Provides information to the charge nurse that assists in the development and revision of the plan of care.
Carries out teaching activities identified in the treatment plan under the supervision of the Registered Nurse.
Orients patients to unit.
Reports unsafe conditions to appropriate personnel.
Utilizes universal precautions.
Reports potential crisis situations to the nurse in charge.
Makes patient rounds.
Responds to patients request for assistance (call light) in a timely manner.
Attends report at the beginning of the shift and assumes responsibility for assigned groups of patients.
Participates in designated P.I. activities.
Demonstrates guest relations in communication, cooperation, and in giving assistance to patients, physicians, co-workers and visitors in a prompt and courteous manner.
Acts as the patients advocate and assure that patient rights are upheld.
Organizes and provides care to assigned patients in accordance with the plan of care.
Identifies patient safety risk issues and provides and maintains for patient safety.
Organizes and provides care based on priority patient needs and scheduled activities of patients.
Obtains on admission patients height, weight, and vital signs and documents these appropriately.
Takes and records vital signs, and patient weights according to physician orders or unit protocol.
Observes for and documents changes in patient s appearance, behavior and reports changes to the Registered Nurse.
High School Diploma or GED
Education entry level, vocational training, specialized skills, certification and/ or experience.
Current California Nursing Assistant Certification (maintain current at all times).
Ability to work with nursing staff, patients and families.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work in a dynamic environment.
Current American Heart Association BLS certification (maintain current at all times).
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