Works under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. The Nursing Aide performs basic patient care activities according to age appropriate and developmental needs of the patient. May be required to work on other nursing units as assigned. Assists with delivery of patient care by providing patient transportation as appropriate. Should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her unit. Performs other duties as assigned.
- Performs basic patient care activities according to the age appropriate and developmental needs of the patient.
- Observes patients and reports any change in conditions to registered nurse.
- Assists with admission, discharge and transfer of patients.
- Answers call lights and responds appropriately.
- Straightens patients' rooms, changes linens, performs routine department tasks.
- Transports patients as appropriate.
- Provides care for patients during transportation.
- Orders supplies needed for patients and replenishes stock.
- Utilizes positive communication skills to affect conflict resolution and teamwork.
- Maintains a safe and clean work environment.
- Contributes to cost effective patient care by monitoring use of time, equipment and supplies.
- Complies with safety policies and procedures in order to provide a safe environment for employees, patients and visitors.
- Demonstrates necessary flexibility in regard to changes in Hospital or department activities.
- Actively participates in achieving departmental goals.
Education: Work requires knowledge generally acquired through a high school education or GED. Job requires ability to read, write and speak English. Completion of Nurse Aide Certification course or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Licensure: State certification for staff hired after June 1998. Current BLS/Healthcare Provider status as per American Heart Association standards.
Experience: One year acute care experience preferred.
Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Knowledge of basic patient care procedures, isolation techniques, proper body mechanics and safety precautions.
Interpersonal Skills: Positive interpersonal skills are needed in dealing with nursing staff, physicians, patients/families, visitors and other members of the healthcare team.